Several Jewish groups held a prayer service and vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan on Monday for three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.
Girls as young as 12 were captured to be sold as sex slaves for as little as $12 each. They are being held by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
Two people have been arrested after a woman told police she was abducted from a New York City street, beaten and forced into prostitution before she escaped in downtown Salt Lake City.
John Esposito died last week of natural causes at Sing Sing prison in Ossining. He did not know of the decision when he died.
A woman was riding her bike when she was hit by a Honda Odyssey and then pulled into the van, where she told police she was blindfolded, tied-up and beaten by at least four men, police said.
NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.
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.