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Police Arrest Man Who Stormed Bank, Held 7 Hostages in Puerto Rico

By Manuel Ernesto Rivera, The Associated Press BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A masked man who stormed... - Full Story


Lengthy Talks in Prison Standoff Could Signal Peaceful End, Experts Say

By Anabelle Garay, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- The length of the negotiations in a prison... - Full Story


Tenn. Standoff Ends With Suspect's Death

Channel5-TV News, Nashville A police standoff in East Nashville with a man suspected of killing two... - Full Story


Ariz. Inmates Let Hostages Talk to Negotiators in Exchange For Food

BY LYNN DUCEY, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- Negotiations with two inmates holding a pair... - Full Story


SWAT Expert Defends Police Behavior in Raid in Hirko Case

Defense witness stumbles, however, when he asserts team gave Hirko time to respond. By MICHAEL P. BUFFER,... - Full Story


One Hostage Released From Prison Guard Tower

BY ANABELLE GARAY, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- One of two correctional officers held... - Full Story


Appearance of 2 Corrections Officers Held Hostage, Radio Contact Offer Hope

Read All Previous Stories on This Incident By Beth Defalco, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP)... - Full Story


Tempers Flaring But Negotiations Improving, Prison Official Says

By Beth Defalco, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tempers flare occasionally during negotiations... - Full Story


Counselors Ease Anxiety As Inmates Hold Officers Hostage

By Ananda Shorey, The Associated Press BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) -- As the hours turned into days, and two... - Full Story


Glimpse of 2 Officers Held Hostages Buoys Prison Negotiators

By Judi Villa, Dennis Wagner and Emily Bittner, The Arizona Republic BUCKEYE, Arizona -- Hostage negotiators... - Full Story

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