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  • Carnival cruise ship returning to dock in Texas after Ebola concern

    (Reuters) - The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States but is considered at low risk, a company...
  • With Ebola scare, travel industry hits rough patch

    With a series of embarrassing accidents in its wake, the $37.1-billion cruise industry was looking forward to a strong booking season this winter. Instead, cruise operators are facing the same crisis that has shaken the airline industry: Ebola....
  • Reward for braving swells: Glorious snorkeling at Molokini off Maui

    Reward for braving swells: Glorious snorkeling at Molokini off Maui
    "When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea," Rainer Maria Rilke wrote. This is where the 19th century Austrian poet and I part ways. Not that I don't appreciate drifting in warm azure waters like those off Maui — if things are...
  • White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response

    With Americans' fears over random Ebola exposure fueled anew by scares on a cruise ship and a tour bus, the Obama administration moved Friday to fight accusations of incompetence from around Washington and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm...
  • Carnival passenger quarantined after Ebola concerns

    Carnival passenger quarantined after Ebola concerns
    The cruise industry is the latest to face concerns over the growing threat of the Ebola virus. A passenger aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship out of Galveston, Texas, has been quarantined after possible contact with testing samples of a deceased Ebola...
  • The Harbor Report: Commissioner is leaving his mark on the harbor

    This week, I had a chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, active harbor user Paul Blank. In July 2012, Blank was selected by the City Council to sit on our Harbor Commission. At that time, I wrote, "He's very responsive, truly loves our...
  • From the Boathouse: Sailing requires more than sight

    Ahoy! The Women's Ocean Racing and Sailing Assn. (WORSA) and the Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291 are hosting the 25th annual Sail for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday. More than 200 guests will be invited to help steer the boats and...
  • Airship dedication reminds Worldwide Aeros chief of deferred dream

    Airship dedication reminds Worldwide Aeros chief of deferred dream
    A small crowd, including a priest and five members of Congress, gathered in a giant hangar in Tustin this week to christen Igor Pasternak's latest airship. As the white helium-filled craft floated just above the hangar's floor, the gathering of VIPs...
  • Police Marine Unit responds to sinking barge in Chicago River

    Police Marine Unit responds to sinking barge in Chicago River
    The Chicago Police Marine Unit is on the scene of a sinking barge in the Chicago River just north of the Randolph Street bridge, officials said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the marine unit was called to the scene located near 160 N. Riverside Plaza,...
  • Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics

    Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics
    A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore briefly refused to work a ship from West Africa. Questions about a patient's medical transport sparked a fury. And Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and a doctor, called for a ban on travel from...
  • Wisconsin factory at forefront of luxury yacht industry

    They've been described in terms such as "simple elegance" and luxury that's a bit on the "wild side" in the stately world of yachting. Now, the factory that builds Carver and Marquis yachts in Pulaski, Wis., also is building a line of yachts for people...