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  • 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...
  • DNA clears Lake County man serving 20 years for abduction, rape

    DNA clears Lake County man serving 20 years for abduction, rape
    Lake County prosecutors plan to exonerate a man who has spent 20 years in prison for rape and abduction, a move that would lengthen the list of the county's criminal convictions wiped away by DNA evidence. State's Attorney Mike Nerheim said he will go...
  • South African teen stolen as infant found after befriending sister

    South African teen stolen as infant found after befriending sister
    Every year, on Zephany Nurse’s birthday, her parents got a cake to honor their first daughter, who was stolen from her mother in a Cape Town maternity unit as a newborn. Gathered around the cake each April 28, Zephany’s younger brothers...
  • Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say

    Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. The bus was traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul, the capital,...
  • Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen is freed

    An Iranian diplomat kidnapped and held in Yemen for almost 20 months has been freed and arrived Thursday in Tehran, officials said. Iranian authorities credited an “intelligence operation” for the liberation of the diplomat, Nour Ahmad...
  • Man in prison for sex attack on child pleads guilty to murders of two women

    Man in prison for sex attack on child pleads guilty to murders of two women
    A Volusia County man serving three life sentences for sex attacks on a child admitted Thursday he was responsible for the slayings of two women. James Maxwell, 46, of Port Orange pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Chastity Starr, 27,...
  • Trial to start for Maine man in alleged social media slaying

    Trial to start for Maine man in alleged social media slaying
    With a ski mask, a fake Facebook profile and a plan, police say Kyle Dube thought he could make himself a hero. Now the 21-year-old Maine man is set to go on trial, charged with killing a teenage girl in what authorities call a botched attempt to look...
  • No bail for man accused in 1985 Fort Lauderdale rape case

    No bail for man accused in 1985 Fort Lauderdale rape case
    Dobie Dwayne Hunter was wheeled into a Broward courtroom Wednesday so he could ask Broward Circuit Judge John Patrick Contini to set a bail amount in his decades-old rape case. The judge turned him down. Hunter, 52, was arrested in August and held...
  • Trial starts for New Jersey rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team

    Trial starts for New Jersey rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Before prosecutors described Rabbi Mendel Epstein as a leader in a devout Orthodox community, they played a short, grainy video clip that they say shows he is a criminal. "Basically, what we're going to be doing is...