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U.S. Coast Guard

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  • Yacht crash during race off San Francisco Peninsula kills one

    Yacht crash during race off San Francisco Peninsula kills one
    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...
  • Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    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...
  • Support caregivers who work with the disabled [Letter]

    Support caregivers who work with the disabled [Letter]
    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...
  • BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    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...
  • Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight

    Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight
    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....
  • Cops: Man falsely reported person fell in lake on North Side

    Cops: Man falsely reported person fell in lake on North Side
    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...
  • Portion of Mississippi reopened after oil spill; ships still stuck

    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...
  • Mississippi River reopens to traffic after weekend oil spill

    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...
  • Top Travel Events In New England This Summer And Fall

    Top Travel Events In New England This Summer And Fall
    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...
  • Google ordered to move 'mystery' barge island in San Francisco Bay

    Google ordered to move 'mystery' barge island in San Francisco Bay
    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...
  • Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents waiting at local beaches

    Tar balls, jellyfish and rip currents waiting at local beaches
    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...