Pirates Cast Themselves As Enviornmental Protectors

Ahmed Gadaf, who says he's a spokesman for the pirates, said the group holding the couple hostage off Somalia's coast was made up of "voluntary guards" — not pirates.

No Sign of Victims in Midair Collision Search

A flotilla of rescue vessels continued its search Saturday for nine people feared dead at sea following an air collision between a U.S.

Pirates Asking for $7 Million for Release of British Couple

The BBC says Somali pirates have called the broadcaster to demand $7 million in return for releasing a British couple whose yacht was hijacked off the coast of Africa.

Police looking for mall robber

WACO — Waco police are searching for a suspect in a burglary at Richland Mall. Police say a man was spotted early Friday morning breaking into Kiosks at the mall. 10 police and a K-9 unit reportedly tried to chase the man, but couldn

World's Biggest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Finland

The world's largest cruise liner on Friday began its maiden voyage to Florida, gliding out from a shipyard in Finland with an amphitheater, basketball courts and an ice rink on board.

Mayor Won't Remove Display NAACP Calls 'Disturbing'

A Maryland mayor says a controversial Halloween display featuring three hanging dummies will remain at a city park despite complaints received by a local NAACP chapter.

Critics Say Photos of Kim Jong Il Really Of a Look-Alike

A number of analysts are convinced that photos released of North Korea's leader Kim Jon Il are not really of the dear leader — but rather a strikingly good look-alike.

Man sentenced for stabbing death

WACO — Donovan Darcell Lair, a sergeant at Fort Hood, will serve 30 years in prison for the stabbing death of his ex-wife. Darcell pleaded guilty and could have been sentenced up to life in prison. Records show Lair stabbed Shameka Jones

Passports Linked to 9/11 Found in Pakistan

Soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border seized passports that may be linked to 9/11 suspects, as they confront an enemy skilled in operating in a mountainous terrain with endless ways to wage a guerrilla war.

Musician Taylor Mitchell Dies After Coyote Attack

A 19-year-old folk musician dies after being attacked by two coyotes