Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor Brandon Whipple said.
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.
Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada were freed in an agreement with the United States and Oman that allowed 200 Houthi fighters to return to war-ravaged Yemen.
Steven D. Pankey was arrested on Monday in Idaho and charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Jonelle Matthews, whose disappearance drew national attention.
A top editor is now reviewing Rukmini Callimachi’s reporting on terrorism, which turned distant conflicts into accessible stories but drew criticism from colleagues.
Lawmakers in Central Asia’s only democracy selected a man sprung from jail by protesters just days ago in an effort to end days of violent political unrest
These groups have no constitutional right to exist.
Their captors demanded the return of cocaine worth $3.5 million. They were freed after the authorities used cellphone data to track them to a house in Quebec.
The federal prosecution of two Britons involved in the kidnapping and torture of American hostages comes more than two years after they were captured in Syria.
Four people were killed by a hostage-taker at a kosher supermarket that year. Families and survivors who testified this past week said his callous anti-Semitism was still hard to process.
A woman entered the Malibu, Calif., home of the former N.F.L. star on Saturday afternoon and took the child from a playpen, officials said.
A plan by security agents to expel Maria Kolesnikova came unstuck at the border when she tore up her passport.
He was taken captive on Jan. 31 by a Taliban affiliate. The United States must win his release before it withdraws from Afghanistan.
When estranged parents take children across borders, a shadowy industry of “recovery agents” can get them back — for a fee.
Prosecutors say one defendant set fire to a car parked outside the house of a woman who had publicly accused the singer of abuse.
American military officials in Iraq want two detainees taken off their hands and a British court has blocked sharing evidence for any death-penalty case. But other options are also getting a second look.
Recent cases reveal the evolution of a crime that often exploits worry over family members abroad with digital savvy and old-fashioned coercion.
The guard was abducted while traveling to her home village and later killed. The United Nations says civilians continue to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict.
A man with a firearm and explosives called the police to announce he was holding about 20 people hostage in the western city of Lutsk. He made political demands.
Slavery was a cruel institution that can’t be excused by its era.
“Forced disappearances” are playing a critical role in the Venezuelan government’s efforts to muzzle opponents and instill fear, according to a new report.
China’s state media identified the victim as He Xiangjian, the billionaire behind the brand Midea, painting a picture of a caper gone wrong in the low-crime country.
Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun to substantiate the claims.
At first, the disappearance of the wife of one of the country’s richest people seemed to be an abduction. But then suspicion turned on the husband.
The conversion to Islam by Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped by a group said to be linked to the Shabab, was met with insults and threats.
Fighting between the Indian Army and militants threatened to heighten hostilities in the disputed region, where near-daily skirmishes have raged for weeks.
The still-unsolved Oakland County Child Killer case lodged in the author Megan Abbott’s psyche, even if she didn’t know it at the time.
The authorities have announced that the kidnapping of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen may have been fabricated by her husband, Tom Hagen, one of Norway’s wealthiest businessmen.
Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city that predates Machu Picchu by several hundred years, has become one of South America’s most rewarding adventure destinations.
Twenty years ago, India let Masood Azhar go. Now he and his jihadist group may be one of the greatest obstacles to resolving the crisis in Kashmir.
Frustrated by her stressful city life, Dionne Searcey moved her family to West Africa as the region’s bureau chief. “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women” is her chronicle of what she saw and learned.