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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go.

August 18, 2014 3:09 pm Photos

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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

New York State Police crime scene investigators carry items from the bed of a pickup truck at the home of Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Vaisey and Howells were arrested Friday on charges of first-degree kidnapping with the intent to physical…

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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

A New York State Police crime scene investigator carries evidence to a van Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the home of suspected kidnappers Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, NY. The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two …

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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

New York State Police crime scene investigators look through items Sunday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the home of suspected kidnappers Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, NY. The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people a…

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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

New York State Police crime scene investigators look through documents Sunday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the home of suspected kidnappers Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, NY. The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two peop…

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Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a ro…

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Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis, center, arrives to attend a meeting with Asian bishops at the Haemi Martyrs Shrine in Haemi, south of Seoul Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Pope Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of the region's bishops, urging them to listen to people of d…

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

A Bishop takes a picture with a smartphone during a meeting with Pope Francis at the Shrine of Haemi, in South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

In this photo provided by the L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L' Osservatore Romano)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Religious items are sold in a shop during Pope Francis' visit at the Shrine of Haemi, in South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

In this photo provided by the L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L' Osservatore Romano)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Children pose with a poster of Pope Francis entitled "Hello, Pope Francis!" during a photo exhibition at the Sejong Culture Center in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on Thursday for a five-day visit and issued a plea for peace and unity on the war-div…

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

A Bishop holds a Pope Francis image sold in a shop of religious items during the Pontiff's visit at the Shrine of Haemi, in South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis, left, arrives to attend a meeting with Asian bishops at the Haemi Martyrs Shrine in Haemi, south of Seoul, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

A Bishop takes pictures as he waits to meet with Pope Francis at the Shrine of Haemi, in South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

A Bishop takes pictures as he waits to meet with Pope Francis at the Shrine of Haemi, in South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis speaks as he attends a meeting with Asian bishops at the Haemi Martyrs Shrine in Haemi, south of Seoul, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)

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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China

HAEMI, South Korea — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue.

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More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

This image provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, 39, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges he intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Ph…

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