| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:54 AM
A 7-year-old girl who was abducted at gunpoint Friday evening in front of her Bay Area home has been found unharmed and her suspected abductor taken into custody, authorities said.
Natalie Calvo of Antioch was abducted outside her home in the East Bay...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:49 PM
A 7-year-old girl was abducted Friday evening from in front of her Bay Area home by an unknown man who may be armed, spurring authorities to issue an Amber Alert across Northern California.
The girl, identified by the National Center for Missing and...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:41 PM
When Edgar M. Bronfman Sr. heard that the pope had honored Kurt Waldheim, the Austrian president he had exposed as an ex-Nazi complicit in war crimes, he fired off a note to the Vatican.
Pope John Paul II making Waldheim a papal knight was "like...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:52 PM
BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:12 AM
BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages held for more than a year by Syrian rebels have been released, according to multiple reports late Friday, ending a protracted crisis that heightened regional sectarian tensions and was linked to the subsequent...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:06 PM
A judge Wednesday ordered two men accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Northridge girl from her home this year to stand trial, authorities said.
One of the men, Tobias Dustin Summers, faces about three dozen counts, including sexual assault....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:11 AM
TUCSON -- A couple accused of imprisoning three sisters for up to two years in their bedrooms will go straight to trial, Pima County Attorney officials announced Tuesday.
A Pima County Grand Jury indicted Sophia and Fernando Richter, the girls'...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
A 39-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her three children remained at large Thursday, a day after the siblings were found safe.
Nisshawn Murphy was being sought after she failed to heed a judge's order to relinquish custody of her children due to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Law enforcement authorities Tuesday night were looking for 39-year-old woman suspected of kidnapping her 10-year-old boy outside his Palmdale foster home.
Nisshawn Murphy was ordered by a court to relinquish her parental right because she has several...