Captured U.S. Crew in Pirate Standoff

Conflicting reports from the high seas: The Associated Press reports a U.S. crew has regained control of its ship after being overrun by pirates, but their captain is still being held hostage in the perilous waters off the coast of Somalia. One pirate who was in the custody of the crew, the first Americans to be seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa, was returned in a botched attempt at a trade for the captain. The container ship, transporting emergency aid to Kenya, was attacked by pirates 345 miles from the nearest military vessel—but an American warship, the USS Bainbridge, and a half-dozen other ships are headed to the scene.