April 10, 2009 4:02 PM

Somali pirates demand $2 million for U.S. ship captain

Pirates holding an American ship captain hostage in a lifeboat off the coast of East Africa on Friday demanded $2 million for his release, maritime officials said, hours after the captain attempted a daring escape from his captors that showed he's still in fighting shape. The pirates, however, recaptured him.

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