| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 9:38 AM
SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- The U.S. Navy says it has recovered the body of a sailor who fell overboard from a San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman.
The sailor was aboard the USS Halsey and was discovered missing after failing...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 22, 2011
| 5:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of one of the Americans released from an Iranian prison says his wife is relieved to finally be with her brother again, and they are just enjoying catching up.
Shane Bauer's brother-in-law Nate Lindstrom tells...
| 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...
| 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 23, 2012
| 5:33 AM
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...