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The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Tales of Pan Am: You Just Can't Make These Stories Up

Helen Davey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Helen Davey

During Pan Am's fabled 64 years of operation, thousands of stories have emerged and, as I can attest to, Pan Am-er's still love telling them. I know I do.

Specter of Terrorism Rises from Missing MH 370

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Philip Smucker

Malaysian officials said Monday that police were investigating flight crew, cabin crew, a lone and independent jet engineer, and all passengers from Flight 370 for possible ties to what they now strongly suspect was a malicious takeover of the airplane controls.

Torment, Anger and Poor Communicating

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

As we enter the second week of the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, we are hearing more and more questions raised about the ability of the ...

Ethiopian Airliner Hijacked, Lands In Geneva

Posted 02.17.2014 | World

A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines jet landed safely in Geneva after the copilot allegedly seized control of the aircraft and requested asylum in Switzerla...

The Amazing Story Of A Real Life Hostage Rescue

Thomas R. Combs | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty
Thomas R. Combs

September 1970. Within an hour of landing our C-130's in England, we were airborne and heading south. I stood in the flight deck as the navigator ripped open a sealed envelope and read it over the intercom to the rest of us. Terrorists had hijacked a commercial airliner and flown it to the desert somewhere in the Middle East.

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Sea Piracy Falls To Lowest Level Since 2008

AP | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sea piracy worldwide fell to its lowest level since 2008 over the first nine months of this year as navies and shippin...

Plane Hijacking Reports False

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands scrambled two F16 fighter jets Wednesday to escort a Spanish passenger plane to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a...

'Congratulations On Being Hijacked'

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

(Reuters) - Welcome to the Pirate Action Group. Pirate commander Jamal wishes to congratulate you on being hijacked. Kindly speak to his negotiator ...

Man Hijacks Horse-Drawn Carriage

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.10.2012 | Crime

The staff of the St. Louis Carriage Company is still in disbelief after the bizarre turn of events that upset one of their driver's usual Tuesday nigh...

FBI Knows DB Cooper's Identity, Witness Claims

Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Forty years after a man in a suit commandeered a 727 jet and parachuted into the night carrying $200,000, federal investigators may be close to cracki...

Captured Fugitive Claims He Has New Identity

AP | By BARRY HATTON | Posted 12.02.2011 | Crime

By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal -- Captured American fugitive George Wright will claim a new identity to prevent the U.S. from e...

After More Than 40 Years On The Run, Fugitive Behind 1972 Airplane Hijacking Caught In Portugal

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. — A 1970s militant who escaped from a murder sentence in New Jersey and carried out one of the most brazen hijackings in U.S. histo...

Gerry Smith

'Cyber 9/11': Serious Risk Or Inflated Threat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology

Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, many lawmakers and intelligence officials say they fear the next such attack could be triggered with the click o...

WATCH: Woman Claims To Be Niece Of 70s Skyjacker D.B. Cooper, Throwing Light On Unsolved Mystery

ABC/Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

On Nov. 24, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland, Ore. to Seattle, Wash., collected $200,000 in ran...

D.B. Cooper: FBI Unlikely To Find Print Match In Hijacking Case (EXCLUSIVE)

Geoffrey Gray | Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime
Geoffrey Gray

D.B. Cooper was one hygenic getaway artist. Aboard the flight he hijacked and jumped out of 40 years ago, Cooper was extremely cautious about, if not obsessed with avoiding, leaving his fingerprints on anything he touched.

Yemeni Pirate Pleads Guilty In American Yacht Hijacking

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

NORFOLK, Va. — A Yemeni man pleaded guilty to piracy on Thursday for his role in the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left four...

Thousands Cheer Bin Laden's Death at White House (PHOTOS)

Jeff Malet | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

The announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden sparked a spontaneous celebration at the north gate of the White House with chants of USA USA and the...

Pilot's Coffee Spill Triggers Hijacking Alert, Emergency Landing

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

TORONTO (AP)-- A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, German...

Russia Foils Passenger Plane Hijacking

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

MOSCOW — Russian special forces quickly overpowered a man after he briefly seized a plane with 105 passengers and crew at a Moscow airport on Thursd...

India Hijack Plot: Alert Issued Over Possible Al Qaeda Plane Attack

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Airline passengers across India went through extra security screenings Friday and sky marshals were placed on flights as the governm...

Pirates New Focus Of US Seamen Training

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTLAND, Maine — With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offe...

Somali Pirates Fire On US Cruise Ship In Hijack Attempt

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Pirates chased and shot at a U.S. cruise liner with more than 1,000 people on board but failed to hijack the vessel as it sailed a...