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August 25, 2017
Chef slain at Charleston restaurant; suspect shot by police
A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a ...
August 08, 2017
Groups propose ocean refuges for captive dolphins, whales
A Hawaii marine park's purchase of Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale long used in echolocation research, has reignited ...
August 08, 2017
Research marine mammal's move to tourist park causes stir
Compared with other marine mammals, 40-year-old Kina has lived a particularly winding and high-profile life. She went from ...
August 07, 2017
Gunmen attack bus in southern Nigeria; 2 hostages taken
Police in southern Nigeria say three people have been rescued and two others remain hostage after gunmen attacked a passenger ...
August 05, 2017
The Latest: Al-Shabab makes video of Kenya soldier's death
The Latest on Kenya's presidential election (all times local): ___ 9:45 p.m. The al-Shabab extremist group has released a ...
August 04, 2017
Al-Qaida releases South African held in Mali after 6 years
Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, ...
August 03, 2017
Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids held captive in Virginia home for years
A woman and her two children were held captive for more than two years in a Virginia home before escaping when deputies ...
July 25, 2017
Snopes meets $500K crowdfunding goal amid legal battle
Fact-checking website Snopes.com has quickly met a $500,000 goal set for an online fundraiser amid a legal battle with an ...
July 13, 2017
Kenya: 3 dead as extremists kidnap top government official
Suspected al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists briefly took hostage a top Kenya government official in the country's volatile ...
July 10, 2017
Inmates take 2 guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot
Hundreds of inmates — some armed with baseball bats and iron pipes — rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison for about eight ...
July 06, 2017
The Latest: Trump, Merkel consult ahead of G20 summit
The Latest on President Donald Trump's second official visit to Europe (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump ...
July 03, 2017
Al-Qaida-linked Mali extremists release hostage video
An al-Qaida-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video showing six foreign hostages, a group that monitors ...
June 28, 2017
South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year
Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, ...
June 24, 2017
Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief
The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free ...
June 22, 2017
UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi ...
June 21, 2017
The Latest: No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death
The Latest on the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier after months of detention in North Korea (all times local): ...
June 15, 2017
Hostages held, 17 killed in attack at Somalia restaurant
Gunmen posing as military forces were holding an unknown number of hostages inside a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital ...
June 15, 2017
The Latest: 17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack
The Latest on a suicide attack outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital (all times local): ___ 2 a.m. An ambulance driver ...
June 12, 2017
AP Explains: Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups
The political crisis engulfing Qatar stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies ...
June 08, 2017
The Latest: Egypt seeks UN probe of alleged Qatar ransom
The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism ...