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  • Denise Huskins found safe "Daddy I'm Ok"
    Denise Huskins home safe: Mysterious kidnap-ransom ordeal still active probe
    The kidnapped California physical therapist, Denise Huskins, was found alive today about 400 miles from where she was abducted. Police confirm she was found in Hunting Beach and she is safe and unharmed. This kidnapping with a ransom demand has...
  • Was she really kidnapped?
    Was Denise Huskins really kidnapped? Woman's suspicious story is questionable
    Was Vallejo, California woman Denise Huskins really kidnapped? She made a miraculous reappearance after a brief disappearance that attracted the assistance of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, and now there are far more questions in her...
  • 'Ransom' is great
    'Ransom' is great
    It is hard to imagine anything more frightening than having your child kidnapped. Many parents would feel completely powerless in this dreadful situation, but some respond with a ferocious aggression. Yesterday, this column reviewed “Taken,...
  • ISIS holds another hostage, poll shows most oppose paying ransom for hostages
    ISIS holds another hostage, poll shows most oppose paying ransom for hostages
    The radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS (IS) is reportedly to be holding another hostage, an American female and is demanding $6.6 million for her release while most Americans are against paying ransom to terrorists holding American citizens...
  • Ransom dinner at Finca
    Late summer wine events in Salt Lake
    There are a number of exciting wine and spirit events that you should definitely get on your calendar for August and September. First, an amazing wine and spirits dinner from the experts at Finca and Ransom and then wine educator Jim Santangelo of...
  • Kidnappers Woman held in garage for ransom
    Kidnappers: Woman held in garage for ransom under squalid conditions, no water
    Kidnappers holding a Calif. woman in a filthy garage for two days demanded a ransom of $110,000 to secure her release. The 44-year-old was kidnapped by four individuals and stuffed inside of a storage unit in Rowland Heights. Her four abductors ...
  • iPhones
    Hacker 'Oleg Pliss' locks out Apple device users with 'Find My Phone'
    Phone hackers in Australia are proving that ransom notes aren’t a thing of the past, but they’ve modernized them a bit. According to CNET on Monday, hackers are using the Apple function ‘Find my iPhone’ to lock users out of...
  • The Emerald 1865 Whiskey
    Introducing The Emerald 1865 Whiskey by Ransom Spirits
    It is always an unalloyed delight to have David Wondrich visit Portland. His vast knowledge of spirits---and even more, his obvious pleasure in sharing that knowledge with others---makes him ever welcome. It’s a sincere pleasure to belly up...
  • 'Captain Phillips'  official movie poster
    Hijacked by pirates, Tom Hanks captures the audience in 'Captain Phillips'
    The film, ‘Captain Phillips’ starring Tom Hanks details the true life event of piracy committed against a United States freighter, the Maersk Alabama along the Somali coast. Based upon the book ‘A Captain's Duty: Somali...
  • Glenn Ford
    Movie review: 'Ransom!' a Glenn Ford melodrama
    "Ransom!" is a melodrama with Glenn Ford and Donna Reed, it's a heartbreaking story about parents whose child is kidnapped from him. Ford and Reed, are great in this movie and they play their characters quite believable. The movie...
  • Queens street where man was kidnapped
    Man kidnapped off NYC street, held in captivity for one month
    It is a crime that, were it not for therecent sensational story of three women held in captivityin a Cleveland home for 12 years, would be hard to fathom in terms of its duration and the degree of abuse suffered by the victim. The one common...
  • Nostrano Riscallo Negroni
    Exploring Negroni variations at Nostrana (Video)
    It’s no secret that if you’re looking for a good Negroni cocktail in Portland, the first place on your list should be Nostrana. Sure, you can get a well-made Negroni at several places around town, but at Nostrana they’ve sort of...
  • Owners charged ransom for purebred dogs in Sarajevo
    Owners charged ransom for purebred dogs in Sarajevo
    Workers at an animal shelter inHreša district, on the outskirts of Sarajevo, have been stealing purebred dogs from the citizens that own them, and holding them for ransom. If the ransom is not paid the workers kill the animal.One citizen whose dog...
  • Kidnapping for ransom is a lucrative business for terrorists
    Terrorists rake in $120 million in ranson payments over 8 years, says Cohen
    In a speech at Chatham on October 5, 2012, the Under Secretary of the Treasury David Cohen, elaborated on terrorist financing methods including kidnapping for ransom.“The U.S. government estimates that terrorist organizations have collected...
  • JOHN 3:16
    The Gospel 101: a ransom for sin
    “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).We have seen that the Bible declares each one of us to be wicked, that our wickedness incurs God’s...