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  • Woman sailor lost at sea identified

    Woman sailor lost at sea identified
    SAN DIEGO -- The Pentagon Friday formally announced the death of a San Diego-based sailor in the Gulf of Oman in the Middle East. Petty Officer Dominique Cruz, 26, of Panama City, Fla., was found during search and rescue operations on Wednesday in the...
  • LA Times: Pirate says hijacked yacht is approaching Somalia coast

    LA Times: Pirate says hijacked yacht is approaching Somalia coast
    A  yacht occupied by a Seattle and California couple,  hijacked by pirates was headed for the coast of Somalia, one pirate told reporters in Africa. The LA Times is reporting that the pirate told several news organizations in the Somali capital of...
  • Locals weigh in on dangers of pirate-filled seas

    Newport Beach sailors could only imagine the horror. The four Americans allegedly shot dead by pirates off the coast of Oman on Tuesday morning were like any other "yachties" — couples, friends and families who sail the world's oceans in search...
  • USS Lincoln is first carrier to enter Strait of Hormuz since Iran threat

    USS Lincoln is first carrier to enter Strait of Hormuz since Iran threat
    Flanked by British and French ships, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier moved through the Strait of Hormuz without incident Sunday despite recent threats from Iran. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said in a statement that the Lincoln...
  • US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen from pirates

    US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen from pirates
    The US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian sailors who were being held hostage by pirates in the Gulf of Oman. Ironically, the forces that came to their assistance were assigned to the USS John C. Stennis strike group -- the same aircraft carrier that was...
  • Chesapeake center joins Riverside and UVA in radiosurgery partnership

    Chesapeake center joins Riverside and UVA in radiosurgery partnership
    More residents of Hampton Roads will have access to high-tech treatments for cancer thanks to an agreement announced Thursday between the Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center in Newport News and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The...
  • Freed Hikers Reunited With Families

    Freed Hikers Reunited With Families
    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal ran down the steps of their plane at an airport in Oman rushing into the arms of their families, who’ve been fighting for their freedom for the 26-months they’ve been imprisoned in Iran. The government in Tehran...
  • Freed Hikers Land in New York After 2 Years in Iran

    Freed Hikers Land in New York After 2 Years in Iran
    NEW YORK -- "We lived in a world of lies and false hope," Fattal said, an American who on Sunday described his and fellow hiker Shane Bauer's two years in solitary confinement in an Iranian prison as "the worst experience of our lives." "They told us ......
  • Americans Convicted In Iran As Spies Arrive In U.S.

    Two U.S. citizens sentenced in Iran to eight years in jail for spying arrived in New York on Sunday accompanied by family four days after being released by Iranian authorities. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal made the last leg of their journey home after...
  • George Hedges dies at 57; celebrity lawyer was also a noted archaeologist

    George Hedges, the Hollywood lawyer to celebrities such as Mel Gibson and Simon Cowell who became a celebrity himself for his discoveries of the fabled ancient city of Ubar and the frankincense trade route in Yemen, died Tuesday at his home in South...
  • At Ramadan Iftar dinner, Obama supports new mosque on private property near Ground Zero

     
    Full text of Democrat's White House dinner remarks supporting the controversial proposal and the official dinner guest list....