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President Obama Orders Changes to US Hostage Policy
White House makes policy changes that would allow families of hostages to pay ransoms demanded for their loved one.
Another Glass Ceiling Shattered by Adm. Michelle Howard
Howard is the first woman to reach the Navy's highest rank and the first African-American woman with four stars in the entire military.
Meet the US Military's Three Four-Star Women
The Navy named its first female four-star general this week. Adm. Michelle Howard was promoted to Navy Vice Chief of Operations — the branch’s second-highest-ranking officer — in a ceremony at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. She is one of just...
Meet the Woman Who Just Broke the Navy's 'Glass Ceiling'
Adm. Michelle Howard is not only the first woman four-star in the Navy, she's also the first African-American female four-star in the entire U.S. military.
Ellen DeGeneres Doesn't Disappoint With Oscars Opening Monologue
Ellen DeGeneres brought the laughs right from the start of the Oscars and got in a few sly digs while she was at it. Here were some of her best: “For those of you watching around the world, it’s been a tough couple of days...
425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.; Cee Lo Quits 'The Voice'
quicklist: 1 title: $425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in California text: Someone in Milpitas, Calif., is $425 million richer today. The sole winner of the Powerball lottery bought his or her ticket from a gas station in the Northern California city, according to state lottery officials. So far,
Katy Perry Gets Booed at Fashion Week
quicklist: 1 title: Katy Perry Gets Booed at Fashion Week text: At least she still has her day job. Pop-star Katy Perry was booed this week when she walked in a fashion show for Moschino. Runway photographers were upset that Perry held up the fashion show by being late, according to EOnline.com .
Two Found Dead on Maersk Alabama , Ship Dramatized in 'Captain Phillips'
Two American security guards were found dead on Tuesday aboard the Maersk Alabama, a merchant ship made famous in a 2009 pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the story of which was later turned into movie starring Tom Hanks. The deaths of both men...
US Company Negotiating With Pirates for Hostages Taken Off Nigeria
A U.S. maritime company is negotiating the ransom for two American mariners kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria last week, U.S. government officials told ABC News. Sources briefed on the matter said third-party agents have made contact with the hostage-takers, who have not been publicly identified,
Attackers Hold American Mariners After Hijacking
dramatic kidnapping on the high seas. Two americans taken hostage, singled out by pirates attacking the ship. Abc's brian ross has the latest for us. Reporter: U.S. Officials believe the two americans have been taken in the hard-to-reach mangrove swamps of nigeria. Safe haven for pirate groups that