The lightly armed Somali pirates thought they were seizing a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa almost a year ago. Instead, their target turned out to be a US warship.
The five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people convicted of piracy in a US court in more than a century.
Army Corps' 'myopic' maintenance of a shipping channel led to levee failure, much Katrina damage, US court judge rules. Appeal is expected.
A lawsuit claiming that the Army Corps of Engineers made the flooding worse starts today.