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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)

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  • Daughter of sailor killed by pirates thanks Navy

    Daughter of sailor killed by pirates thanks Navy
    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 askedĀ  to be allowed to grieve in private. Jean and Scott Adams of Marina Del Rey, Calif., were...
  • U.S. Special Forces launch daring raid in Somalia, rescue aid workers

    U.S. Special Forces launch daring raid in Somalia, rescue aid workers
    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...
  • Navy SEAL Team 6 Rescues Kidnapped Aid Workers in Somalia

    Navy SEAL Team 6 Rescues Kidnapped Aid Workers in Somalia
    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...
  • The price of piracy

    The price of piracy
    First off, it just has to be said: Nice shooting, SEALs. Simultaneously hitting and instantly killing three partly obscured pirates who were holding guns on an American hostage -- and doing it after nightfall, from the deck of a ship in choppy seas --...
  • Maersk Alabama Repels 2nd Pirate Attack This Year

    Maersk Alabama Repels 2nd Pirate Attack This Year
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months, though private guards on board the U.S.-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. A U.S. surveillance...
  • US Navy: Pirates Fire On US Helicopter

    US Navy: Pirates Fire On US Helicopter
    The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters was fired on by Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia. The Navy says the chopper was making a surveillance flight yesterday over the Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel when the pirates...
  • Pirate's day in court: 'The rule of law'

     
    by Mark Silva A captured pirate gets his first day in federal court today, but who will ahrrrrg-ue his case? This is part of that "rule of law'' that President Barack Obama was talking about in his appearance at the......
  • Pirate-held cap't: Military escorts needed

     
    by Mark Silva Heroes walk the halls of the Capitol. We're not talking about John Kerry here. We're talking about Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger, who saved dozens of people when he glide-landed his goose-stricken airliner on the Hudson River. He came......
  • Lauer Gets Pirate Captain Phillips

     
    Yes, Matt got Capt. Richard Phillips. NBC just sent quotes and he told Matt, "I didn't think I'd ever get out of that boat" - referring to the craft he was on that was towed by the U.S.S. Bainbridge.......
  • Year of the Heroes: Reality showtime

     
    by Mark Silva Bon Jovi, Ben Affleck and Demi Moore walk the carpet tonight at the crowded entrance to an annual, black-tie White House Correspondents Association dinner, where President Barack Obama will make his debut on the stand-up comedy circuit......
  • Pirate warning: 'Increase' expected

     
    by Mark Silva As if hurricane and monsoon season weren't enough to worry about on the high seas, high pirate season may be on its way. The Maritime Administration today issued an advisory to mariners that piracy is likely to......
  • Top stories, 2009: Economy, health care

     
    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......