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
Nigeria: Navy Foils Hijack of Merchant Ship, Recues 25 Foreigners - AllAfrica.com Navy foils hijack of merchant ship, recues 25 foreigners - Vanguard 02/7/2016 - 1:25 pm | View Link
Navy foils abduction of 25 foreigners by sea pirates According to him, Safmarine Kuramo, a Maersk merchant ship registered in Singapore ... “We immediately dispatched a warship (NNS Centenary) and attack gunboats led by Navy Capt. Chiedozie Okehie of the Eastern Naval Command to rescue the situation. 02/7/2016 - 1:54 pm | View Link
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
Maersk Alabama targeted again by Somali pirates, CNN reports The Maersk Alabama-- known for the pirate attack of 2009 that led to the capture and subsequent dramatic rescue of its captain -- has been targeted by Somali pirates yet again, CNN reports. Mobile-based International Shipholding Corp. handles the crew and ... 03/9/2011 - 7:44 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | 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
Pirates attack Maersk Alabama, again NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months on Wednesday, but guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt, the EU's naval force said. Pirates hijacked the Maersk ... 11/17/2009 - 11:01 am | View Link
Somali Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama A Second Time NAIROBI, Kenya Somali ... the Maersk Alabama last April and took ship captain Richard Phillips hostage, holding him at gunpoint in a lifeboat for five days. Navy SEAL sharpshooters freed Phillips while killing three pirates in a daring nighttime attack. 11/17/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
MV Maersk Alabama 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 ... 02/11/2016 - 1:18 am | View Website
Pirates Attack Six Vessels in Two Days Near Singapore ... Local authorities are reporting 6 pirate attacks in just two days eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The ... 02/11/2016 - 12:28 am | View Website
Pirates Attack Yachts near the Seychelles | YachtPals.com Seychelles - It appears that the pirates of Somalia have struck a private yacht again, this time traveling to the far islands of the Seychelles for the attack. 02/10/2016 - 8:17 pm | View Website
U.S.-Flagged Maersk Texas Thwarts Attack in Gulf of Oman ... Maersk Texas. Lots of rumors were flying around maritime circles this morning of a rather involved pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged Maersk Texas today in the Gulf of ... 02/10/2016 - 12:25 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 ... 02/10/2016 - 11:56 am | View Website
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 ... 02/10/2016 - 5:44 am | View Website
Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the pirates "had an AK-47 leveled at ... 02/3/2016 - 11:17 pm | View Website
NEW HAVEN >> A Hill to Downtown Steering Committee tweaked a proposed agreement Wednesday with a developer interested in bringing housing and commercial uses to the neighborhood. City officials came up with a proposed agreement with Randy Salvatore of RMS in which he would bring 140 apartments with first-floor retail, offices and possibly biotech labs to some 20 acres across 11 parcels in the Hill that have remained undeveloped for 26 years.
A trial date has been set for a 17-year-old accused of firing a gun into a crowded school bus and wounding two students on board last May.
Jury selection in the trial of Edgar Robles is scheduled to start April 4, according to Duval County court records.
Robles is expected to be tried as an adult on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of shooting deadly missiles in connection to the shooting.