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Capt Richard Phillips

Capt. Richard Phillips's New Book

ABC News | Mark Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his new book "A Captain's Duty" Phillips recounts the harrowing ordeal at the hands four Somali pirates last April, and details for the first time ...

Richard Phillips Returns Home To Vermont (VIDEO)

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Shipping captain Richard Phillips is back in his home state, a week and a half after being taken hostage by pirates. The plane...

Richard Phillips Returns Home From Kenya

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD and MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The scrawny teenage pirate stormed the Maersk Alabama hoping for a share of a $3 million ransom. He was attacked by its sailors...

Dog the Pirate Hunter???

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Avast, ye picaroons! If landlubber Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has his way, good ole American privateers will be set loose on ye wily pillaging Somalian buccaneers and get all War of 1812 on yer booties.

Maersk Crew Who Thwarted Pirate Hijackers Fly Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — A shipping company spokesman says the American crew that thwarted the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship has left Mombasa on a char...

Captain Richard Phillips Rescue Likely To Raise Stakes In Piracy Ops

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. and French naval attacks on Somali pirates raised fears Monday for the safety of scores of foreign sailors still held host...

Hold Fast: The 5 Survival Lessons of Capt. Richard Phillips

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The captain's courage is a model for all of us. As we await details of how he made it through his four-day ordeal, it's clear that there was much more to his survival than just bravery.

Ann Coulter Needs to Shut the F**K Up (...and Other Random Thoughts)

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's time. Once and for all, Ann Coulter needs to shut her trap and simply disappear. For when she opens her mouth, nothing but outlandish, irresponsible, incendiary projectile vomit spews forth.

Obama On Pirates: Declines To Answer Question

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has declined to answer a question about the hostage situation off the coast of Somalia. The president was a...

Maersk Alabama Hostage Situation: FBI Now Assisting US Navy

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have found no direct ties between East African pirates and terrorist groups but continue to search for signs of link...

CAPTAIN RICHARD PHILLIPS: US Warship Arrives To Rescue Him As Pirates' Options Dwindle

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali pirates and their hostage American sea captain were adrift in a lifeboat Thursday off the Horn of Africa, shadowed by a ...