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Stories with subject: Hostage situations
  • Germany: Woman says she was held by horror house couple story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 12:16 pm

    BERLIN - A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive for around three months and was physically abused by a couple who are in custody for the deaths of two other women, police said Wednesday.

  • Filipino militants threaten 3 hostages after beheading 1 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:45 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man when their multi-million dollar ransom demands were not met.

  • Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 8:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.

  • Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 5:44 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico.

  • Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:00 am

    SYDNEY - An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.

  • Brother takes Colombian politician's place as rebel hostage 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:54 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - When leftist rebels earlier this month freed a former governor held captive more than two years, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the release as a hopeful sign that the National Liberation Army had finally sworn off kidnapping as peace talks with the group were getting under way.

  • After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.

  • Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed without endangering the remaining captives.

  • Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:11 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

  • Canada confirms Canadian killed by terrorists in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 2:32 pm

    TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the "cold-blooded murder" of a Canadian by terrorists in the Philippines who were holding him hostage.

  • Pope: May Christian faithful kidnapped in Syria soon be free 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 6:56 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praying that a "merciful" God will touch the hearts of those in Syria who have abducted Catholic and Orthodox faithful, including bishops and priests, so that the captives will be released soon.

  • Feds nix case over purported hostage negotiator 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 7:09 pm

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - Federal prosecutors on Friday dropped criminal charges against a former car salesman who had aggravated the FBI with claims he was negotiating with Islamic State militants to free Western hostages.

  • Former al-Qaida hostage recounts bitter return to France 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 10:21 am

    PARIS - The back of his shorn head still bears a deep scar of his al-Qaida jailers' beatings, although he has regained the weight that sloughed off during more than three years of captivity.

  • Gunmen arrested after holding Newington store clerk hostage 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:39 am

    NEWINGTON, Connecticut - Two men are in custody after an attempted robbery at a Newington convenience store turned into a hostage situation.

  • Ethiopia: Troops surround area 125 children are being held 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 7:32 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian government said Wednesday its troops have surrounded an area in South Sudan where an armed group is suspected of holding 125 children hostage.

  • Authorities: Hostage-taker killed in standoff with police 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:24 pm

    ATLANTA - Authorities say a police officer fatally shot an armed man early Monday after he had taken two people hostage at a gas station in an Atlanta suburb.

  • How 4 AP reporters got the story 'Seafood from Slaves' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 5:50 pm

    NEW YORK - The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia's fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday, was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who documented the harsh treatment of fishermen held captive on a remote island and traced their catch to U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.

  • Rauner-Madigan rivalry hamstrings Illinois budget talks 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 2:44 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The rivalry between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan continues to intensify during Illinois' 10-month budget stalemate, leaving little hope that the state will have a spending plan any time soon.

  • Woman shot by police in Marion hostage standoff sues city 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 9:30 am

    MARION, Illinois - A woman who was shot by police after being taken hostage is suing the city of Marion and members of its police department and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.

  • 4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates; vessels safe in Malaysia 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 10:38 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four Indonesians have been kidnapped and another shot in an attempt to hijack a tugboat and barge in the border waters of Malaysia and the Philippines, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans want answers on visit to Iran story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Stop us if you've heard this one. Three guys walk into ... the Iranian Interests Section in Washington.

  • Muslim militants behead 2 kidnapped workers in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 11:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Suspected Muslim militants have beheaded two kidnapped sawmill workers while four other captives have been freed in a brutal act in the southern Philippines that appears to have been influenced by the Islamic State group's style of killings, military and police officials said Thursday.

  • Police: Woman armed with gun held newborn grandchild hostage 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 1:50 pm

    PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia - Police in metro Atlanta say they have arrested a woman who held her newborn grandchild hostage following a domestic argument.