Captain Richard Phillips News
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...
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,
Oscar Race Begins at New York Film Festival
Though it boasts no coveted top prize and takes place 2400 miles from Hollywood, the New York Film Festival is still, 51 years later, a premiere preview of the prestige season’s top films — and this year is no exception. Yes, fancy foreign fare, including ...
From High Seas to the Red Carpet: Catching Up With Captain Phillips
ABC News’ Erin Dooley, Rachel Aragon and Jack Cloherty report: Life is good right now for sea captain Richard Phillips. After a low-profile career as a sailor, the 57-year-old is being played by Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks in a movie called “Captain Phillips.” Phillips is...
GOP Takes The Brunt Of The Shutdown's Pain At The Polls
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘LOWEST MARKS IN THE HISTORY OF JOURNAL POLLING’: “Americans have come to hold a harshly negative view of the Republican Party during the government shutdown, giving the GOP a far larger share of the blame for a political brawl that...
The Shutdown's Warring Parties
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA — ‘STOP THE EXCUSES’: With the deadline to raise the debt ceiling looming, President Obama yesterday dug in, reiterating that he will not negotiate until Republicans agree to reopen the government and raise the nation’s borrowing authority ...