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Two Children Rescued After Apparent Hostage Situation In Bloomingdale, NJ

A SWAT team rushed into a home in Passaic County in New Jersey Tuesday morning after a report that a mother was holding her two children hostage.

03/25/2014

A supposed photograph of Bob Levinson e-mailed anonymously to the family in 2011 (credit: FBI)

AP: American Abducted In Iran Was Working For CIA

For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business. But an AP investigation reveals that was not the case.

12/13/2013

A supposed photograph of Bob Levinson e-mailed anonymously to the family in 2011 (credit: FBI)

FBI Agent Abducted In Iran Reaches Dubious Milestone

It’s been 2,454 days since Robert Levinson disappeared, the longest that an American has been held hostage.

11/26/2013

Rashawn West

Newark Man Accused Of Holding 3-Year-Old Hostage In Apartment

A man has been arrested and charged, after allegedly holding his girlfriend’s toddler-age son hostage as he threatened suicide in Newark, N.J.

05/14/2013

Trenton Standoff

Trenton Hostage Situation Ends, Suspect Dead

The hostages are safe and the suspect is dead, police said.

05/12/2013

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Nassau County Police Looking For Victims Of Telephone Kidnapping Scam

Since Nov. 1, someone has been calling people, telling them a family member has been kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident, police said. The male caller then demands a payment, usually through Western Union, to save or help the family member.

12/04/2012

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Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

09/20/2012

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Ex-Butler Sentenced To 20 Years For Extorting Former Boss

A former butler has been sentenced to 20 years for trying to extort millions from his boss during an elaborate hostage situation in April 2007.

08/17/2012