A British couple who had been kidnapped by Somali pirates and held in captivity in a remote, sweltering patch of central Somalia for more than a year was finally released, apparently after a ransom was paid.
The Army Corps of Engineers reported last week that the Asian silver carp seems to have eluded an electronic barrier on the Illinois River and might have reached Lake Michigan.
A Detroit resident was convicted and sentenced in federal court for making a false distress call to the Coast Guard, according to U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade and Capt. Stephen Torpey, chief of incident management for the Ninth Coast Guard District.
Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker, who is attempting to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, resumed her voyage, according to media reports.
Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit" who allegedly stole a luxury fishing boat in Ilwaco in May to cross the Columbia River in style, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle.
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