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  • Fishing Rodeo celebrates 50th anniversary

    Fishing Rodeo celebrates 50th anniversary
    When it was first held in May 1966, the goal of the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo was to give snowbirds and tourists a reason to stay in South Florida a little longer. The organizers of that event never dreamed that the Rodeo would become one of the...
  • US says ship's mission off Yemen is to protect navigation

    The White House on Tuesday played down the role of the U.S. aircraft carrier that is steaming toward the waters off Yemen, saying the USS Theodore Roosevelt will primarily be there to protect freedom of navigation. The massive carrier will join eight...
  • Landmark gardens, downtown boats among still-to-dos

     Landmark gardens, downtown boats among still-to-dos
    I've done loads of cool things around Orlando and Central Florida, but here are four things I wish I'd just do (or see) already: Bok Tower Gardens Maybe it's the wicked pretty tower (Singing Tower, if you want a name) they use in their marketing or...
  • AP PHOTOS: Afloat on 2 Niles with the fishermen of Khartoum

    At the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile near Sudan's capital, Khartoum, 35-year-old Younis Hamad al-Nil sails his wooden boat from sunrise to sunset, searching the wide waters for today's catch. For 20 years, he has made the same trip,...
  • In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

    Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the...
  • Shipping industry sends SOS to EU over Mediterranean crisis

    Bound by the laws of the sea to help vessels in distress, shipping companies say Europe's migration crisis has placed unreasonable demands on their crews to act as lifesavers in the Mediterranean. All too often merchant ships are diverted to help in...
  • Libya refugee camp is flip side of Europe's immigration crisis

    MISRATA, Libya In the heat of a Libyan afternoon, in a makeshift detention center outside the coastal town of Misrata, a young woman lay on the ground, suffering from severe dehydration. Her friend Fatima, 21, cradled her head, and waited for the...
  • Cruise line to offer free drinks on Miami-based ship

    Norwegian Cruise Line is offering free booze to attract more customers on short cruises out of Miami. The cruise line says it will include wine, beer, spirits and soda up to $11 in the cost of the fare on Norwegian Sky starting in January. The ship sails...
  • Italy: UN presence in Niger, Sudan can help migrant crisis

    Italy pressed the EU on Wednesday to devise robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, including considering military intervention against smugglers and boosting U.N. refugee offices in countries bordering Libya. "We...
  • Freighter grounded in St. Lawrence Seaway is refloated

    The U.S. Coast Guard says a salvage crew has refloated a freighter ran aground under the Thousands Islands Bridge spanning the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York. The Coast Guard says the 621-foot bulk carrier Juno was refloated around 7 a.m....
  • Anglers, scientists alike look to longtime guide

    SARASOTA, Fla. Not many fishing guides can claim a research post at an eminent fisheries science institution is named for them, but captain Scott Moore can. The 62-year-old light tackle guide has been putting customers on big fish, primarily for catch...