In a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.
CBS introduced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule Wednesday, featuring eight new series.
A bloody raid in Algeria to free American hostages and dozens of others held by terrorists. At least six people are dead. Many more are still unaccounted for.
Many will never forget the day a gunman stormed the Discovery Channel building in Silver Spring. Now a Montgomery County police officer is being honored for his bravery that day.
Pirates hijacked a yacht and are now holding four Americans hostage. This happened off the coast of East Africa, an area plagued by piracy.
An armed student burst into a high school classroom and took hostages in eastern Wisconsin on Monday, an emergency management official said.