| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:37 AM
A sailboat participating in a race struck a buoy outside Redwood City off the San Francisco Peninsula on Wednesday evening, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said.
The sailboat was in the shallow waters just outside the city’s...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy.
[Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Melwood applauds Sen. Thomas M. Middleton's efforts to increase pay for caregivers who directly support people with disabilities ("Fairness for caregivers," March 20).
Based in Upper Marlboro, Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
| Mar 30, 2014
A plane vanished without a trace. The media grasped at every possible lead. A riveted public submitted tips and government officials argued about where to search. Anguished relatives wondered what really happened and hope dimmed with each passing day....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
An Edgewater man has been charged with making a false emergency call after Chicago Police and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Lake Michigan near Edgewater Beach for a person in the water this morning, authorities said.
Daniel Grunauer, 30, of the 5800...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the port of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:13 PM
The Mississippi River reopened to water traffic with restrictions Monday afternoon after a weekend oil spill forced its closure, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the Port of New Orleans after 31,500...
| Mar 2, 2014
Planning your 2014 travel calendar? The American Bus Association has released its annual list of North America's top 100 events and a number of New England happenings made the cut.
The association chooses the events from hundreds submitted because the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Following a series of complaints lodged against Google's "mystery barge," a state agency has ordered the tech titan to relocate the project.
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Executive Director Larry Goldzband told the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Beach blankets, boogie boards and sunscreen aren't the only coastal frills beachgoers can expect at the shore during the Labor Day weekend.
Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents — along with highs in the low 90s — will be waiting for beach...