Armed police officers swarmed a building at the University of Maryland on Wednesday after a hostage hoax was called in to authorities.
An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
Family members of an American development expert from Rockville kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago say they’re holding out hope that he’ll return safely home.
Police have made an arrest after a telephone report of a hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax.
Iran’s semi-official news agency said Monday that a jailed American pastor of Iranian origin is to be released after posting $116,000 bond, but his wife in the U.S. claims Tehran has no intention of freeing him and that the announcement is “a game to silence” international media reports.
Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.