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  • American, South African hostages killed during rescue attempt

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent …


  • Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

    MAQLUBA, Iraq (AP) — The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then …


  • US launches 1st airstrikes in Syria

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish …


  • Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    LONDON (AP) — The family of a British aid worker believed to be held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. …


  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels …


  • US slams hostage-taking; Clinton to call Algeria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appeared to be in the dark Thursday about a hostage situation at a natural gas plant in Algeria, where Algerian forces launched a military …


  • Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …


  • Pentagon saw chance for hostage mission in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says that the U.S. military was ready within a few hours of the terrorist attacks on U.S. outposts in eastern Libya to respond to numerous …


  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen …


  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media days after a man armed with a hammer and a kitchen knife used a …


  • Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building — and not just because …


  • After Facebook posts, Pa. hostage-taker surrenders

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Klein Michael Thaxton hadn’t been much of a Facebook devotee. He posted no status updates in two years on the social network. On Friday, though, he surfaced …


  • Police: Hostage-taker surrenders in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed suicidal man held a businessman hostage inside a downtown office building for more than five hours Friday and posted Facebook updates about it before surrendering …


  • Hostage-taker posts to Facebook, page pulled

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man with a military background took a hostage inside a downtown office building Friday and posted Facebook updates saying he had “lost everything” before his …


  • Man holds hostage in Pittsburgh, posts to Facebook

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man with a military background took a hostage inside an upper floor of a downtown Pittsburgh office building on Friday and posted Facebook updates saying …


  • Pittsburgh hostage-taker posts Facebook updates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who has taken a hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise is posting Facebook updates as police try to negotiate the release of the man he’s …


  • Pittsburgh police: Man holds hostage in high-rise

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man took a hostage inside an upper floor of a downtown office building on Friday, forcing police to evacuate the high-rise. Police negotiators were in …

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