Jordan ready to swap inmate with Islamic State

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Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner for a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group…

Purported IS message threatens Japan, Jordan hostages

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An online message purportedly from IS warned a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than 24 hours left to live…

Japan working to gain IS hostage’s release

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Japan was coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the Islamic State group…

Mom’s appeal to save Japanese hostage

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“Time is running out. Please, Japanese government, save my son’s life,” said Junko Ishido…

Japan’s Abe ‘fighting against time’ seeking to free hostages

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Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million…

IS threatens to kill Japan hostages within 72 hours

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An online video purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages…

Boston Uber driver accused of rape and kidnapping

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Boston Uber driver accused in rape, kidnapping of customer…

Body of slain South African hostage heading home

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Pierre Korkie was supposed to be released Sunday from 18 months of captivity in Yemen under a deal struck by an aid group…

SJ: Standoff ends with suspect missing, 9 others safe

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A standoff inside a home near a high school in south San Jose ended Wednesday morning with the suspect missing…

Chinese police busts baby trafficking group

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Chinese police has busted a baby trafficking group and is trying to help eleven babies to locate their birth parents…

Woman abducted in Philadelphia found safe

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A woman who was abducted from a city street is resting at her home in Philadelphia…

Philadelphia: Search for woman abducted on video

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Police are seeking a man in connection with the abduction of a woman from a Philadelphia…

Walnut Creek woman kidnapped and robbed

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A man is suspected of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and forcing her to withdraw cash from a bank…

Flight returns to DC area over alleged kidnapping

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Wenjing “Linda” Liu and her son boarded the flight despite a court order barring her from taking the boy out of the country…

Kidnapped 8-month-old baby found in woods

A missing baby has been found alive in Houston — thanks to a jogger…

California mother of 3 in custody in relation to father’s death

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her children’s father…

AP Exclusive: Videos of couple held in Afghanistan

An American woman, then pregnant, went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband…

Chinese, Filipino kidnapped in Malaysia rescued

A Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker have been rescued after they were abducted from a resort off Borneo island…

Chinese tourist abducted in Pakistan

A Chinese tourist travelling through northwestern Pakistan was abducted by gunmen…

Two children kidnapped in China

A couple plans to sell two children that they kidnapped in Hebei, China to raise money for medical fees…

Teenage girl says she was kidnapped, robbed in Oakland

Police are investigating reports that a teenage girl was kidnapped and robbed in Oakland…

Attempted kidnapping of woman in Berkeley

Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman as she was walking home alone in Berkeley on Friday night…

Oakland: Man located after false-alarm amber alert

Police have located a person of interest sought after a reported carjacking and kidnapping outside an Oakland grocery store…

San Leandro: Man tries luring girl into his car

Police are investigating a report that a man tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school…

Oakland police seek sedan in carjacking, kidnapping case

Police in Oakland are now focusing on a red or burgundy sedan in a manhunt for a suspect in a suspected carjacking and kidnapping case…

CHP issues Amber Alert after carjacking and kidnapping

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Oakland police are investigating reports of a possible carjacking and kidnapping that occurred near a Safeway store off of state Highway 13 this afternoon…

Alleged ringleader in 2008 Richmond gang rape convicted

A jury found the alleged ringleader in a brutal 2008 gang rape of a lesbian woman in Richmond guilty on charges of kidnapping and gang rape in addition to hate crime and gang-related enhancements…