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Following these events, and the taking of 52 American hostages from the US Embassy on November 4, 1979, the US government
If you're flying, the indignities of modern-day air travel, with its hub travel insanity, long lines, crowds and delays are all numbing. If you think your turkey-day air travel experience is unpleasant, let's pause to recall the most famous Thanksgiving air travel crime of all time.
Anneli-Marie's parents had promised to pay the ransom, but police found her body on Monday.
Authorities still have not confirmed that Salopek was killed and are continuing the search for him and his captors.
For Al-Qaeda affiliates around the world, holding westerners hostage and threatening to kill them if their governments don't pay for their release is big business. In fact, kidnapping is a massive windfall for terrorist organizations in general.
Of course, these stories of Americans and other Westerners who go to the Mideast for humanitarian, journalistic and other reasons and then are kidnapped by the likes of IS are horrific. But for the U.S. to pay ransom to get them back will create many more such cases.
According to Deborah's close friend, Loni Reeder, she had planned the ride for about a week. In the scheme of horrifying
As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.
It is not yet clear when precisely the debt ceiling will be hit. "One of the problems and concerns I have with the debt limit
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Well, I have to admit -- I never thought John Boehner was stupid enough to shut the government down over Obamacare. Shows what I know, right? Sigh.
There's no doubt that Kickstarter is getting out of hand. We've seen it used to fund some pretty ridiculous projects, but
No one would blink if the Chandlers chose to be landlubbers for the rest of their lives. In October 2009, as they were en
Would you post your medical records to your Facebook profile? Share a CAT scan via Instagram? Discuss your prescription history with your network on LinkedIn? Not likely.
The 19-year-old, whose named has not been released, was kidnapped and drugged while on his way to school in Poznan, Poland