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  • Man wanted in Wisconsin abduction caught after shooting self

     Man wanted in Wisconsin abduction caught after shooting self
    After a daylong manhunt, a fugitive accused of abducting a woman from a southeastern Wisconsin hospital and fleeing from authorities in an exchange of gunfire shot himself Monday as officers closed in, police said. Officers tracked the man to a home...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

    Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria
    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 185 miles apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an American missionary...
  • Mother approached by woman before Long Beach baby's abduction, police say

    Mother approached by woman before Long Beach baby's abduction, police say
    The case of a Long Beach baby kidnapped and found dead near the Mexican border grew more mysterious Wednesday when investigators said the infant’s mother was followed and possibly approached by an assailant before the attack. The mother was on her...
  • Law could add years to rape sentences

    Law could add years to rape sentences
    Despite advances in DNA technology, it wasn't long ago that if a rapist were identified eight or nine years after committing the crime he would go free because the statute of limitations had expired in Illinois. That loophole was patched, allowing...
  • Kidnapping and child-abuse convictions upheld in Rilya Wilson case

    Kidnapping and child-abuse convictions upheld in Rilya Wilson case
    In a case that shook Florida's child-welfare system, an appeals court Wednesday upheld kidnapping and child-abuse convictions of a caregiver for 4-year-old Rilya Wilson, who disappeared in 2000 in Miami. The 3rd District Court of Appeal rejected...
  • Police seek father who may have abducted Phillipsburg son, 3

    Police seek father who may have abducted Phillipsburg son, 3
    Police are searching for a 29-year-old man who they believe abducted his 3-year-old son in Phillipsburg on Monday and fled in a silver Kia soul car, according to police radio reports. Police in the area were alerted at 7:15 p.m. Monday that a man...
  • Missing woman sparks concern after series of attacks at Cal State San Bernardino

    Missing woman sparks concern after series of attacks at Cal State San Bernardino
    Authorities are concerned about the disappearance of a 22-year-old woman after a recent string of attacks near California State University San Bernardino. Sahray Astina Barber was last seen about 6 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of West Northpark...
  • South African mother on baby's abduction: 'It just hurts so much'

    South African mother on baby's abduction: 'It just hurts so much'
    A South African mother whose stolen baby was found 17 years after being abducted spoke Monday of the pain of losing all but a few months of her daughter’s childhood. “It hurts to know that 17 years have been taken; it just hurts so much,"...
  • Mayor escapes ambush as violence surges in Mexico's Tamaulipas state

    The mayor of the Mexico-U.S. border city of Matamoros survived an ambush by gunmen, authorities said Monday, the latest attack in surging violence in northeastern Mexico that has claimed dozens of lives and triggered a wave of kidnappings. Mayor Leticia...
  • Man Charged In Brutal East Windsor Rape Is Arraigned

    Man Charged In Brutal East Windsor Rape Is Arraigned
    ENFIELD — A South Windsor man accused of brutally raping a woman at knifepoint last week appeared in court Monday to face charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and strangulation. A judge ordered James Polk, 43, held on $1 million bail and...
  • Cal State San Bernardino students on alert after string of violent attacks

    Cal State San Bernardino students on alert after string of violent attacks
    Authorities at Cal State San Bernardino are on alert after an attempted kidnapping on the campus Sunday afternoon. It was the fourth violent crime at the school in two weeks. In a message sent out to students Sunday afternoon, university police reported...