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  • Mother of missing Israeli teen pleads with U.N. for help

    The mothers of three Israeli teenagers believed to have been abducted in the West Bank took their plight to the United Nations on Tuesday, as Israel moved to downscale the military search for the teens. “It is wrong to take children, innocent boys...
  • 35 years later, Huntington Beach may honor 12-year-old murder victim

    35 years later, Huntington Beach may honor 12-year-old murder victim
    Thirty-five years after a 12-year-old girl was abducted off the streets of Huntington Beach and murdered in the foothills above Pasadena, leaders in the beach city are exploring building a memorial to the girl. Robin Samsoe was abducted in 1979 as she...
  • Video: Witnesses pull carjacking suspect from van in violent encounter

    Video: Witnesses pull carjacking suspect from van in violent encounter
    A 21-year-old San Diego man is facing carjacking, kidnapping and other charges after he hopped into the empty driver's seat of a van, but was then dragged out and subdued by an angry group of bystanders in the City Heights neighborhood. Ismael Velasquez...
  • Stockton bank suspect charged with murder, kidnapping and robbery

    The surviving suspect in the deadly Stockton bank robbery is facing 35 felony counts, including three counts of murder and 23 counts of attempted murder in connection with the dramatic incident. A 45-page criminal complaint filed by the San Joaquin...
  • A mystery on the West Bank

    A mystery on the West Bank
    Three teenage boys disappear without a trace, apparently while hitchhiking. If this happened somewhere in the Midwest, it would be an agonizing mystery and a police matter. Shift the incident to the Mideast, and you have a far more complex and dangerous...
  • Mother walking newborn escapes attempted kidnapping

    Mother walking newborn escapes attempted kidnapping
    Police are looking for a teen who tried to kidnap a mother walking her newborn in a stroller in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The attacker,  a 17 or 18-year-old male, grabbed the victim by the hips and began pulling her down the...
  • 3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man

    3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man
    Three men said to be members of a Mexican drug organization have been accused of kidnapping for ransom a South Carolina man who allegedly owed them $200,000 in marijuana, according to court documents. Ruben Ceja-Rangel, 57, Luis Castro Villeda, 22,...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu vows retribution over slain teenagers

    An 18-day search for three Israeli teenagers who vanished while hitchhiking in the West Bank came to a bitter end Monday in an open field, under a small pile of rocks, with the discovery of bodies presumed to be theirs. The find, which culminated a...
  • Upper Saucon police, FBI investigating home invasion, possible abduction

    FBI agents collected evidence at an Upper Saucon Township home Wednesday following a late morning home invasion, robbery and possible abduction there, police said. Upper Saucon police Chief Robert Coyle said a woman and several men burst into the large...
  • Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned

    Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's "cannibal cop" released from jail after overturning the former city police officer's conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the...
  • Four plead guilty to 'virtual' kidnapping fraud that duped Latino families

    Four people pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a "virtual" kidnapping ring that duped 128 Latino families into paying ransom to free relatives from kidnappings that never occurred. The four defendants targeted the families of people from Mexico and...