| Jan 31, 2011
| 8:18 AM
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An American woman who was freed after more than a year in an Iranian jail on suspicion of spying has been summoned back to attend trial, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday.
Sarah Shourd, 32, was arrested in July 2009 along...
| Sep 19, 2010
An American woman who was held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage said Sunday she and two men detained with her never spied or committed any crime, calling their arrest "a huge misunderstanding."
Discussing her experience for the...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:17 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Heather Oman had never heard of polycystic kidney disease until she was diagnosed with it in January 2006.
She's 35. A wife and mother of two children, ages 3 and 8. There is no cure. Average age of morbidity: 58.
"But that is changing. Kidney...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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.
| Sep 22, 2011
| 3:44 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 2:17 PM
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 ......
| Sep 25, 2011
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2012
Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...