Somali Pirates News
Mother of Freed Journalist 'Overjoyed' at His Release
The "elated" mother of freed journalist Michael Scott Moore said that she is eagerly awaiting his return after being held captive by pirates since 2012. "I'm so relieved and overjoyed that my son, after over two and a half years in captivity in Somalia , has finally been released," his mother
The Oscars through an Off Base lens
You might disagree with the Baseball Writers' Association of America when we vote for our annual awards, but you have to give us this: At least most of us own up to our ballots. You know who to rip on Twitter when we vote for Miguel Cabrera over Mike Trout for MVP. Can't say that about Academy
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...
Britney Spears 'Perfume' Song Has Men Sniffing Around Online
Men are crazy for Britney Spears ' "Perfume." Or, at the very least, they are extremely curious about it. After the pop singer's latest single was released Tuesday, the search term "Britney Spears" spiked 1,640% over the course of 24 hours, according to Yahoo! search data. And the phrase "Britney
Read an Excerpt of 'Double Down: Game Change 2012'
Excerpted from Chapter one of “Double Down: Game Change 2012″ by Mark Halerpin and John Heilemann. Missions Accomplished BARACK OBAMA WAS BACK in Chicago and back on the campaign trail, two realms from which he had been absent for a while but which always felt like...
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,
Somali Pirate 'Big Mouth' Caught in Fake Movie Sting
An alleged Somali pirate kingpin was lured into custody by asking him to be an adviser on a Hollywood style movie that was supposed to be based on his life. When the alleged pirate -- best known by the nickname Afweyne or Big Mouth -- arrived in Belgium, he was promptly arrested. Belgian federal
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 ...