Daniel Sekulich

author, 'Terror on the Seas'

Guest

Journalist and author of Ocean Titans: Journeys in Search of the Soul of a Ship and the forthcoming Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Day Pirates, he blogs at Modern Day Pirate Tales

Daniel Sekulich on KCRW

For the first time since a wave of hijackings began off the Horn of Africa 20 years ago, four American hostages have lost their lives.

Four Americans Killed by Somali Pirates

For the first time since a wave of hijackings began off the Horn of Africa 20 years ago, four American hostages have lost their lives.

from To the Point

Pentagon officials say the crew of a US-flag cargo ship has  re-taken the vessel  from pirates who seized it after a three-hour chase 300 miles off the coast of Somalia.

Hijacked Crew Re-take Vessel from Somali Pirates

Pentagon officials say the crew of a US-flag cargo ship has re-taken the vessel from pirates who seized it after a three-hour chase 300 miles off the coast of Somalia.

from To the Point

Somali pirates want $15 million in ransom money for the Sirius Star, a Saudi tanker carrying $100 million worth of crude oil that they took earlier this month.

Surge in Piracy off Somalia

Somali pirates want $15 million in ransom money for the Sirius Star, a Saudi tanker carrying $100 million worth of crude oil that they took earlier this month.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

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For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the mounting calls from her caucus to start impeachment proceedings.

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