The Somali piracy trials, the first in centuries, have shed light on counterpiracy efforts. But some say the trials will not deter pirates, who have hijacked 37 ships in 2010 alone.
Polluting special interests have stifled progress in Copenhagen and Washington, but Californians and others around the globe have fought back. The shift to a new economy, based on a clean energy future, will come from the ground up. California shows this grassroots change is possible.
After 388 days as prisoners of Somali pirates, Paul and Rachel Chandler were released Nov. 14. They were among 1,052 hostages taken in 2009, in addition to the 773 hostages taken in the first nine months of 2010, according to a recent report by the International Maritime Bureau. Click through the following slides to read about the Chandlers' ordeal and other high-profile captures.
In a blow to efforts to combat Somali pirates, a senior Kenyan judge said Tuesday that courts here have no power to prosecute crimes that took place outside Kenya’s territorial waters.
News video showed a spectacular contrail Monday off California's coast, and debate over the 'mystery missile' blasted off. But even as government agencies said 'it wasn't us,' the US denied any threat.
Carnival Splendor cruise ship engine was disabled by a fire early Monday morning. Almost 4,500 passengers and crew are aboard the Carnival Splendor, adrift off the coast of western Mexico, south of San Diego.
Children cross a flooded street after the passing of Hurricane Tomas in the neighborhood of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 6.
Pink White House: President Barack Obama announced via Twitter earlier in the day that the building will be bathed in pink light Thursday, for breast cancer awareness.
The Afghanistan opium harvest dropped 48 percent this year, the United Nations announced. But analysts say the resulting higher prices could draw more farmers into the business.