| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Not long after the Costa Concordia fiasco, a Carnival cruise ship became disabled in the Gulf of Mexico and had to be towed to shore. But when it comes to cruise safety, don't get too worked up. Cruise disasters grab headlines but are relatively rare....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:11 AM
Tropical Storm Humberto, 5 a.m. Wednesday
OUTLOOK: Humberto has become this season's first hurricane. The storm remains over the open water of the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. Humberto reached hurricane strength one day after the peak of hurricane...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lester Clarke will be the Marshal of this year's Gypsy Day Parade.
Clarke served as a professor and administrator at Northern State University. He served as vice president and Dean of Northern State College until 1984 and served as an interim president....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Every once in a very great while, we get these people who rise above the confines of self. Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95, was one of those. He navigated his life by the polestar not of self, but of freedom and in so doing, became...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:48 PM
It was always there, shimmering on the horizon out my bedroom window: Robben Island, a barren outcrop in the dazzling Atlantic Ocean and the world's most notorious prison. And from as far back as I can remember, there was one fact we knew about that patch...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky.
On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After surviving three days in an air pocket at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a Nigerian man was rescued alive by divers who were recovering bodies from the ship he was on, The Washington Post reports.
Divers with DCN Diving rescued Harrison...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A commercially built spacecraft packed with cargo is now hurtling at 17,500 mph through outer space on course to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
The capsule was launched Wednesday atop a 13-story rocket off the coast of Virginia at 7:58...