| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:08 AM
U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers -- an American and a Dane -- and killed several gunmen, American officials said Wednesday.
The hostages, Jessica Buchanan and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Washington -- Freed hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted arrived at a U.S. base in Sicily Thursday, a day after being rescued in a U.S. military raid in Somalia, a spokesman for the base said.
The pair are now at Naval Air Station Sigonella, said...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 11:41 PM
Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2010. There are 267 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tom Hanks has taken on the role of Capt. Richard Phillips, the merchant ship skipper taken hostage, with his crew, on board the Maersk Alabama and rescued by US Navy Seals. He wrote a book about it. Considering the limited scope of the tale, this isn't...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
He lost his chance to do one of his trademark politically-charged historical dramas when Universal bailed out of the Martin Luther King assassination film “Memphis.” And he doesn't want anything to do with the “Bourne” reboot, even...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva The economy was the big story of 2009. That and health care. From the start of the year, Americans have paid close attention to both an unfolding economic crisis, the Pew Research Center has found in a......
| Apr 23, 2010
The solace is on the wall, framed, hanging above a bookshelf and tabletop stereo in the Reza family's living room.
It is a citation from the Connecticut legislature last September, honoring Abu Thair Mohd Zahid Reza for his "quick thinking" and actions...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 2:27 PM
A Seattle couple is among the dead in a hijacking off the coast of Somalia. Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle and their friends, Jean and Scott Adam from California were on board a yacht when they were hijacked by Somali pirates Friday.
| Feb 22, 2011
| 6:25 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Monday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 8:49 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- The daughter of one of the four Americans killed Tuesday by Somali pirates thanked the Navy sailors who tried to save their lives and asked to be allowed to grieve in private.
Jean and Scott Adams of Marina Del Rey, Calif., were...