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Newspaper received email claiming to be from woman's captors

Newspaper received email claiming to be from woman's captors

The San Francisco Chronicle says it received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding a California woman who was found safe Wednesday.

Senh: Good that she's found safe and sound.


Ransomware Is Expanding in the United States


Kidnappers used to make ransom notes with letters cut out of magazines. Now, notes simply pop up on your computer screen, except the hostage is your PC.


Kidnap industry funding Mali's 'gangster-jihadists'

A multimillion-dollar, kidnap-and-ransom industry in West Africa's dry north is funding al-Qaida-linked gunmen dubbed "gangster-jihadists."


Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed

The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's federal tax records during a break-in at an accounting office in Franklin. Someone claiming responsibility demanded $1 million not to make them public....


Somali Pirates kill hostage over delayed ransom

Somali pirates who have been holding a hijacked ship for nearly two years killed a Syrian hostage crew member and wounded another to protest delayed ransom payment, a pirate leader said....


Venezuela vows all-out hunt for Nationals' Ramos

The government sent top investigators Thursday to hunt for Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, whose abduction has shaken Venezuela's elite athletes and focused attention on the nation's sharp rise in kidnappings for ransom....


Couple Freed by Pirates After a Year

It is a happy ending to a very long and torturous saga. The British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler are enjoying their hard-won freedom at the residence Monday of the U.K. High Commissioner (or Ambassador) in Nairobi, Kenya.


Somali pirates free oil tanker after record ransom

Somali pirates free oil tanker after record ransom

Somali pirates freed a Greek- flagged tanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil on Monday and witnesses said four pirates were killed in a clash between rival groups over the ransom.


Somali pirates ransoming U.K. couple speak out

Somali pirates who are demanding $7 million in ransom for a British sailing couple say boats from other countries are plundering ...


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