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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Consultants: Cleveland kidnapper’s death a suicide

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell, two corrections consultants concluded following a review of his death released Tuesday, rejecting earlier suggestions that he may […]

12/03/2013

Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right,  Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio kidnap survivor recounts abuse, dog’s killing

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women held for a decade in a Cleveland home says kidnapper Ariel Castro chained and raped her, struck her with a barbell to force a miscarriage when she became […]

11/05/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him in the hours before he died, the state […]

10/10/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio kidnapper called mother of 1 victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation videotapes. […]

09/06/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man’s suicide brings little sympathy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents in the tough Cleveland neighborhood where three women were secretly imprisoned for a decade reacted with scorn and grim satisfaction Wednesday after Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell barely a […]

09/04/2013

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Reaction to Castro death

Ariel Castro, the man serving a life term in prison for kidnapping and repeatedly raping three women in his Cleveland home for 10 years has committed suicide in his jail cell. And while some are […]

09/04/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

A 10-foot chain link fence surrounds the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Cleveland house in kidnap, rape case is demolished (see photos)

CLEVELAND (AP) — With several swipes from the arm of an excavator and a smattering of applause from spectators, demolition began Wednesday morning on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped […]

08/07/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight (l-r) in their YouTube video thanking the public for their support.

Fund for Cleveland women held captive tops $1.3M

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fund to help three Cleveland women who were held captive in a house for over a decade has now raised more than $1.3 million. Organizers of the Cleveland Courage Fund said […]

08/02/2013

Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right,  Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 […]

08/01/2013

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapping victim: I cried every night

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women kidnapped and repeatedly raped for a decade before their escape told her abductor Thursday that her life is just beginning while his is over now that he’s about […]

08/01/2013

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