US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
Pirates Attack Maersk Vessel in Gulf of Oman According to Reuters, the Maersk Texas, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship was attacked by Pirates in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday. The onboard guards managed to fend off the attack, Maersk Line Ltd, a unit of Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said. 05/23/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
Somali Pirates attack U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama Private guards repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. The wife of the Maersk Alabama's captain, Paul Rochford, said she was "really happy" there were weapons on board. "It probably surprised the pirates. They were probably ... 11/18/2009 - 2:58 am | View Link
Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama, Again Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months, though private guards on board the U.S.-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. A U.S. surveillance plane was monitoring the ... 11/17/2009 - 5:19 pm | View Link
Pirates thwarted in second attack on Maersk Alabama Pirates have again attacked the U.S.-flagged ship the Mersk Alabama, but this time guards fired back and kept them at bay. This is the same ship that pirates took over in April, holding the ship captain for five days until Navy SEAL sharpshooters freed him ... 11/17/2009 - 2:14 pm | View Link
Pirates Attack Vectis Osprey off Nigeria, Crew Safe The 2012-built general cargo vessel Vectis Osprey resumed its regular voyage after it was attacked by a group of pirates while sailing some 30 nautical miles off the ... 10/25/2016 - 3:04 am | View Website
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Maersk Alabama hijacking The Maersk Alabama hijacking it was a hijacking of a Maersk Alabama sea boat. It was hijacked by four pirates in the Indian Ocean. It was 240 nautical miles (440 km ... 10/23/2016 - 6:44 pm | View Website
Maersk Alabama hijacking The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of maritime events that began with four pirates in the Indian Ocean seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical ... 10/22/2016 - 1:56 am | View Website
MV Maersk Andaman MV Maersk Andaman (formerly Maersk Alabama) is a container ship owned by Maersk Line Limited and operated by Waterman Steamship Corporation. She has a light-blue hull ... 10/22/2016 - 1:27 am | View Website
An early Friday morning fire raced through much of a Murray condominium-townhome complex, causing no injuries but leaving about 20 residents homeless.
About 2 a.m., Unified Fire Authority crews responding to 911 calls found flames and smoke pouring at the Three Fountains complex, 715 E. 5085 South.
The heat from the flames and intensity of the fire keep crews from declaring control until 6 a.m.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct two OVI checkpoints Friday night in Summit County.“Based on provisional data, there were 297 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 297 people were killed last year in Ohio,” the patrol said in a news release. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers.
AKRON: The Salvation Army of Summit County is recruiting volunteer bell ringers for its 2016 Red Kettle Campaign.“The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are a familiar part of the traditional holiday scene each November and December, so when we hear the bells we know Christmas is upon us and it’s time to help ring,” Mary Ann Jackson, honorary chair of the campaign, said in a prepared statement.
YORK TWP.: Dollar General will open its newest Medina County location at 6273 Norwalk Road at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
University of Akron police are looking for a suspect who shot a woman in the foot Thursday night while she was walking on Kirn Street. A silver, late-model Ford Mustang pulled up and someone in the car fired a shot at the woman, who was treated at Summa Akron City Hospital, authorities said.