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dugard talks about her years in captivity

Jaycee Dugard, the California woman kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for 18 years, talked in her first interview about both the pain and determination she felt as she gave birth to her captor's child at age 14 in his backyard. Dugard was clear and composed throughout the interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that aired Sunday night, but grew tearful when she talked about seeing the first of two girls fathered by Phillip Garrido, who has been sentenced to prison. She said the moment was extremely painful. Dugard said there was "a switch" she had to shut off to emotionally survive her rape and imprisonment. Her book about her experience, A Stolen Life, is being released this week.

DEMOPOLIS, Ala.

7 killed in crash of plane crash

A small plane crashed in Alabama after one of its engines failed, killing all seven people onboard, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The pilot of the Cessna C421 tried landing at an airport in Demopolis after it lost its right engine Saturday night, FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said. The plane, which was flying from St. Louis to Destin, Fla., crashed in a wooded area near the airport. A mother, father and their five children who ranged in age from 2 to 10 were killed, the county coroner said. Their names were not released.

CHINA

Mullen meets with Chinese officials

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, met with Chinese officials in Beijing on Sunday, in the first such trip in more than four years and a sign of revival in what has for years been a stagnant military relationship between the two powers. Mullen held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Chen Bingde, and senior Chinese government officials. His visit follows a similar trip by Chen to the United States in May.

Elsewhere

Los Angeles: Prince William and his bride, Kate, headed back to England on Sunday, following a nonstop weekend that included polo, time with Hollywood stars and several events that raised millions of dollars for charity.

Times wires

Dugard talks about her years in captivity

07/11/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 11, 2011 12:27am]
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