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  • Three arrested in death of their purported kidnapper in Gardena

    Three people who called Gardena police saying they had knocked out a man who tried to kidnap them have been arrested after the man was found to be dead, authorities said. Police responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping shortly after 5 p.m....
  • Judge orders West Boca nanny murder trial to continue; defendant ruled "marginally competent"

    Judge orders West Boca nanny murder trial to continue; defendant ruled "marginally competent"
    Jerry Wiggins' trial in the kidnapping, rape and strangulation murder of a West Boca nanny will continue uninterrupted, a judge ruled Friday after a psychologist declared the defendant "marginally competent." Paul Bryan reported that Wiggins, 38, has low...
  • Iguala's fugitive mayor a symbol of Mexico's ills

    You can't sit down and talk with the mayor of Iguala these days. He's on the lam. Implicated in the possible massacre of 43 college students, Jose Luis Abarca took a leave of absence as the atrocity came to light, walked out the back door of City Hall...
  • Two downtown L.A. kidnapping victims found safe; suspect at large

    Two downtown L.A. kidnapping victims found safe; suspect at large
    Two people have been found after they were kidnapped Wednesday and held for ransom in downtown Los Angeles, police said. Details about their recovery, including information about where they were found, were not immediately released because of the...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • Prosecutors: Woman carjacked from Northwest Side, sexually assaulted

    Prosecutors: Woman carjacked from Northwest Side, sexually assaulted
    A Humboldt Park man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors said he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman before driving her home and giving her his cell phone number. Daniel M. Garcia, 27, of the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue,...
  • After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?

    After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?
    The beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were as tragic as they were revolting, but they existed in something of a logical context. Both men were covering a war zone that few journalists (including me) have the guts to cover....
  • Ex-con accused of beating one woman, stalking another in Pompano Beach

    Ex-con accused of beating one woman, stalking another in Pompano Beach
    A man who served prison time in a 1992 attempted murder and kidnapping is now accused in the pummeling of a Pompano Beach woman and the aggravated stalking of another. Frank Lowry, 44, was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery, kidnapping, armed...
  • Man charged in Charlottesville abduction was investigated at CNU

    Man charged in Charlottesville abduction was investigated at CNU
    NEWPORT NEWS — The suspect accused of abducting a missing University of Virginia student and linked to a slain Virginia Tech student was investigated in connection with a possible felony while enrolled at Christopher Newport University 11 years ago....
  • Sabrina Allen, Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago, found in Mexico

    Sabrina Allen, Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago, found in Mexico
    Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother more than a decade ago, was found safe in Mexico on Tuesday, ending a 12-year manhunt that was marked by several near misses, authorities said on Wednesday. Sabrina Allen, who was...
  • 'Gotham' episode 2 recap: 'Selina Kyle'

    'Gotham' episode 2 recap: 'Selina Kyle'
    "Whatever you do, don't make friends with anyone that's friendly." That goes double for chipper people under overpasses at night. This episode, "Selina Kyle," wasn’t so much about the titular antihero as it was setting up the dismal world that...