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Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero

Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BANGOR, Maine) — A man’s bizarre plot to be a hero by kidnapping and then “rescuing” a teenage girl who had rebuffed his advances resulted in her death, according to an indictment charging him with murder.Kyle Dube, 20, of Bango…

US Forces Involved with Failed Somalia Hostage Rescue

US Forces Involved with Failed Somalia Hostage Rescue

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama divulged on Sunday that the U.S. military played a role in a botched attempt by French commandos to free a hostage in Somalia last Friday.In a letter to Congress released on Sunday evening, the presid…

Rescued Boy Huddled with His Dogs for Warmth

Rescued Boy Huddled with His Dogs for Warmth

File Photo – iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SENECA, Mo.) — A frantic search for a missing six-year-old boy in Seneca, Mo., ended in relief when deputies discovered the boy huddled under a bush with his two dogs for warmth.As temperatures plunged into the low …

This Is Nuts: British Firemen Rush to Help Stranded Squirrel

This Is Nuts: British Firemen Rush to Help Stranded Squirrel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A squirrel in England is once again bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, thanks to the efforts of more than a dozen first responders.The Daily Mail reports the rodent accidentally slipped into a frigid pond in the town of Wat…

Prince William Spends New Year’s Morning in Daring Rescue Effort

Prince William Spends New Year’s Morning in Daring Rescue Effort

Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — While the rest of the world was ringing in 2013, the heir to the British throne was trying to rescue a man who had been swept out to sea in northwest England.It was just 15 minutes after midnight i…

Dramatic Ice Rescue in California Caught on Tape

Dramatic Ice Rescue in California Caught on Tape

Micky Herman(WRIGHTWOOD, Calif.) — A sledding excursion turned into a rescue operation after a man fell into a frozen lake in Wrightwood, Calif.The incident was caught on tape as one person after another tried to save the man only to slip on the ice t…

WATCH: Boston Cop Rescues Drowning Woman

WATCH: Boston Cop Rescues Drowning Woman

ABC News(BOSTON) — A Boston police officer is being hailed a hero after he jumped into the frigid cold water to rescue a drowning woman.Cellphone video showed police officer Edward Norton plunging into Fort Point channel Friday afternoon during a torr…

Colorado Cops, Good Samaritans Lift Car to Rescue Mother and Child

Colorado Cops, Good Samaritans Lift Car to Rescue Mother and Child

Comstock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — A pair of Colorado cops and two Good Samaritans rescued a mother and her 2-year-old daughter by lifting a car off of them following an accident.Sgt. Jon Kessler, an off-duty police officer who was working security …

All-Volunteer Force Makes Daring Glacier Rescues in Iceland

All-Volunteer Force Makes Daring Glacier Rescues in Iceland

ABC News(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) — There’s a reason it’s called “Iceland.” It’s covered in glaciers and for much of the year, it’s covered in snow.With long nights, short days and few residents, it can be difficult to g…

WATCH: Pregnant Georgia Woman Rescued from Mangled Car

WATCH: Pregnant Georgia Woman Rescued from Mangled Car

Morrow Police Department(MORROW, Ga.) — A pregnant woman is recovering after quick-thinking firefighters and police worked together to pull her out of her mangled car.The accident happened Wednesday in Morrow, Ga., 15 miles south of Atlanta, when the …

WATCH: Videos Show Rooftop Rescues of Storm Victims in NY

WATCH: Videos Show Rooftop Rescues of Storm Victims in NY

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Police department has posted four videos of a helicopter rescuing people off of rooftops on Staten Island, N.Y., where entire neighborhoods are submerged under flood waters in the wake of superstorm Sandy.M…

Superstorm Sandy Ship Rescue Fills Chopper with Cheers

Superstorm Sandy Ship Rescue Fills Chopper with Cheers

U.S. Coast Guard(ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.) — Cheers filled a Coast Guard rescue helicopter Monday each time its crew plucked sailors from the churning sea roiled up by Hurricane Sandy, but one sailor from the stricken tall ship HMS Bounty was in critical …

Wyoming Kidnap Suspect Arrested; Samaritans Describe Rescue of Girl, 11

Wyoming Kidnap Suspect Arrested; Samaritans Describe Rescue of Girl, 11

Wyoming Criminal Intelligence Analysis Center(CODY, Wyo.) — A man charged with kidnapping and assaulting 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo., was arrested over the weekend in Montana. Police Monday gave new details on how the victim was able to make her wa…

Ohio Man Aids Same Stranger Twice in Eight Years

Ohio Man Aids Same Stranger Twice in Eight Years

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In a turn of events described as “miraculous,” an Ohio man helped the same stranger twice in the span of eight years, most recently in a potentially deadly situation last weekend.It was late Saturday night on a country…

Earthquake First Responders: Cockroaches?

Earthquake First Responders: Cockroaches?

iBionicS(NEW YORK) — Move over search-and-rescue dogs.  First-responding cockroaches might be the next big thing in disaster response.Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh hope the unsightly pests can be put to good use, savin…

Simon Cowell Rushes to Help Boaters in Distress

Simon Cowell Rushes to Help Boaters in Distress

ABC/ RON TOM(ST. TROPEZ, France) — X Factor judge and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell reportedly helped rescue nine people who were on a yacht that was taking on water off St. Tropez, a tony vacation spot in the south of France.Cowell, 52, was relaxi…

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

ABC News(BRAITHWAITE, La.) — Residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana were shocked by Hurricane Isaac Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roo…

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

Louisiana Father-Son Team Rescues 120 from Flooding

ABC News(BRAITHWAITE, La.) — Residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana were shocked by Hurricane Isaac Wednesday morning when ocean water burst over the Mississippi River levee, covering their town and leaving thousands trapped in attics and on roo…

Stranded Hippo Dies in Pool Just Before Rescue

Stranded Hippo Dies in Pool Just Before Rescue

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG) — People in South Africa were expecting to cheer the rescue Friday morning of a young hippopotamus named “Solly” that was stuck for four days at the bottom of a swimming pool, but instead they were disa…

Prince William Rescues Injured Hiker in Wales

Prince William Rescues Injured Hiker in Wales

Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool/Getty Images(ANGLESEY, Wales) — While the world is abuzz over Prince Harry’s partying naked in Las Vegas, his older brother, Prince William, is making headlines of his own, with his clothes fully on.The 30-year-old Duke …

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