| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:18 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a female cruise ship passenger who is believed to have gone overboard about 750 miles off the coast of Hawaii.
The woman, who is believed to be a 54-year-old American, was reported missing from a Princess Cruises...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The Navy has ordered the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to prepare for possible deployment to the Philippines to assist in disaster relief operations.
If the order to deploy is issued in the next few days, the Mercy would arrive in the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Monday I wrote about my amateur sleuthing attempts to uncover the truth behind the Google Mystery Barge. (Spoiler alert: I failed. But did find some interesting clues.)
But one of the fun things about this story is pondering just what the heck Google...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — One hundred additional U.S. Marines and sailors flew to the Philippines on Monday as part of a growing international effort to help survivors of one of the largest Pacific storms on record.
Rescuers are still in the early stages of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:01 AM
DALLAS -- The silence was in stark contrast to the somber tolling of the bells as thousands stood in the rain and cold of Dealey Plaza on Friday to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when shots rang out and killed President Kennedy.
The peals of the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:43 AM
What may be the fiercest typhoon in recorded history smashed into the Philippines early Friday morning, carrying winds that make Superstorm Sandy look like a weak relative. Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:06 PM
MANILA - One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines early Friday, and one weather expert warned, “There will be catastrophic damage.”
The U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center shortly before Typhoon...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said.
The explosion in a suburb of...