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Kidnapped Photojournalist Luke Somers Killed in Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

Kidnapped Photojournalist Luke Somers Killed in Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

Originally posted 12/06/2014 11:15AM

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a U.S.-led rescue operation that President Barack Obama said he ordered because of "imminent danger" to the U.S. hostage.

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Boy Reunites with Mother After 4 Years Missing, Found in False Wall in Dad's Home

Boy Reunites with Mother After 4 Years Missing, Found in False Wall in Dad's Home

Originally posted 12/01/2014 08:45AM

Police found a 13-year-old Georgia boy hidden behind a false wall inside a home and arrested the boy's father and four other people who denied knowing anything about the teen, authorities said.

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Fugitive Mom Turns Herself In – 10 Years After Allegedly Kidnapping Daughter

Genevieve Kelley Turns Herself In After Allegedly Kidnapping Daughter 10 Years Ago

Originally posted 11/18/2014 10:00PM

A woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute turned herself in Monday to face trial.

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Utah Father Dramatically Convinces Kidnapper to Set His Daughter Free

Utah Father Dramatically Convinces Kidnapper to Set His Daughter Free

Originally posted 11/11/2014 06:00PM

When Stephanie Edson woke up at 4:07 on Friday morning, her suburban home near Salt Lake City was still. She hadn't heard any noises, yet she knew something was amiss.

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Philadelphia Woman's Abduction Caught on Surveillance Camera

Police Search for Philadelphia Woman Whose Abduction Was Caught on Camera

Originally posted 11/05/2014 07:00AM

After a visit with her godson, Carlesha Freeland-Gaither rode the bus back to her Philadelphia neighborhood on Sunday night and was supposed to call her boyfriend to meet her for the final six-block walk to their home.

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Texas Girl Missing for 12 Years Is Found in Mexico

Texas Girl Missing for 12 Years Is Found in Mexico

Originally posted 10/02/2014 10:35AM

A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.

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American Woman Held Hostage in Syria

American Woman Held Hostage in Syria

Originally posted 08/27/2014 11:50AM

Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.

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Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Authorities Arrest Couple Suspected of Kidnapping Two Amish Girls

Originally posted 08/16/2014 05:00PM

A couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters were prowling for easy targets and may have also planned to abduct other children, a sheriff said Saturday.

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Dognapped! Pooch Thefts Are on the Rise, Advocates Say

Dognapped! Pooch Thefts Are on the Rise, Animal Advocates Say

Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:15AM

When Sunny, a 1-year-old Pomeranian, ran out of his Chicago backyard and into an alley, the pup's owner tried to chase after him, but the dog scampered away too fast. She caught up just in time to see a woman escaping with Sunny under her arm.

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Girl Killed After Reportedly Texting, 'I Think I'm Being Kidnapped'

Murdered Teen Reportedly Texted Boyfriend, 'I Think I'm Being Kidnapped'

Originally posted 07/30/2014 07:00PM

Police are searching for a suspect in the slaying of a Michigan teen who was killed while walking her dog.

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