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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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Was Missing New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez Held in a Shipping Container?

Was Missing New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez Held in a Shipping Container for 9 Months?

Originally posted 07/29/2014 06:30PM

Abigail "Abby" Hernandez, the New Hampshire teen who returned home last week after disappearing in October, sat in the front row of a courtroom on Tuesday as her accused kidnapper, Nathaniel Kibby, appeared before a judge.

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Man Charged in Missing Teen's 9-Month Disappearance

Man Arrested and Charged in Abigail Hernandez's 9-Month Disappearance

Originally posted 07/28/2014 07:00PM

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home last week after vanishing nine months ago.

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Kidnapping Foiled! Iowa Teen Fights Back Using Dad's Self-Defense Tips

Iowa Teen Uses Father's Self-Defense Lessons to Foil Abduction Attempt

Originally posted 07/15/2014 08:00PM

A father's self-defense lessons might have saved the life of a 15-year-old boy who courageously fought off a would-be kidnapper who attempted to abduct him Friday.

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Boy Fakes Own Kidnapping to Avoid Going to the Dentist

UpdatePosted 06/24/2014 01:20PM

French Boy Invents Fake Kidnapper to Avoid Trip to the Dentist

Originally posted 06/23/2014 05:30PM

It was a tale straight out of a French thriller.

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Woman's Story of 10-Year Abduction 'Unbelievable,' Says Suspect's Lawyer

Woman's Story of 10-Year Abduction 'Unbelievable,' Says Suspect's Lawyer

Originally posted 05/22/2014 04:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr The lawyer for a man charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her captive for 10 years expressed doubts about the woman's claims.

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California Woman Kept Captive for 10 Years Is Found Alive

California Woman Kept Captive for 10 Years Is Found Alive

Originally posted 05/21/2014 06:15PM

A Southern California man has been arrested for kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl and holding her for a decade.

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