In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a group of nuns who were freed after being held by rebels, greet church officials at the Syrian border town of Jdeidat Yabous, early Monday, March. 10, 2014. Rebels in Syria freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns on Monday, ending their four-month captivity in exchange for Syrian authorities releasing dozens of female prisoners. The release of the nuns and their helpers, 16 women in all, is a rare successful prisoner-exchange deal between Syrian government authorities and the rebels seeking to overthrow the rule of President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/SANA)

Nuns freed after hostage ordeal arrive in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Greek Orthodox nuns freed after being held hostage by al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels arrived in Damascus Monday morning, ending their three-month ordeal in a rare prisoner exchange with the government. The 13 […]


Police stand outside a home during a hostage situation on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 3014 in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)

Teen rescued, suspect killed in Colorado standoff

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was held hostage for nearly 18 hours was rescued unharmed Tuesday by police who shot and killed his captor. The unidentified suspect was shot after he went […]


(AP Photo)

Seven dead in Florida apartment shooting

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) – Police say the gunman who killed six people and took two others hostage before a SWAT team fatally shot him was a 43-year-old resident of the South Florida apartment complex. Police […]


Jimmy Lee Dykes

Alabama standoff marks its 6th day, picture of suspect as an isolated man develops

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) – As the hostage standoff in rural Alabama enters a sixth day, more details are emerging about the suspect at the center of it, with neighbors and officials describing an isolated man with few friends and no close family.


Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Hostages from at least 10 nations in Algeria

(AP) – Islamic militants captured 41 foreign hostages at a natural gas complex in the Algerian desert. Some were killed, though figures varied widely. Here’s a summary of the latest information on the hostages.


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 to authorities without incident, police […]


Man holds hostage in Pittsburgh high-rise; posts on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s police chief says authorities are negotiating with an armed man who has taken a hostage in a downtown office building. Police say the man entered the high-rise sometime after 8 a.m. […]



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