| 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
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country&...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Authorities say they have few new leads in the search for a 61-year-old Des Plaines woman whose car was found Saturday parked near the Evanston lakefront.
"It's kind of almost a wait and see at this point," said Des Plaines police Cmdr. Randy Akin. "We'...
| Feb 20, 2014
In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Three people were injured when their 22-foot power boat crashed near Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Monday night.
Two of the victims were listed in critical condition. One was flown by a Fire Department...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:19 AM
A mass of some of the coldest air to descend on the United States in two decades brought wind chills to as cold as 15 degrees below zero in Baltimore early Tuesday morning, shattering at least one record with more cold lasting into Wednesday....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard will be enforcing a 500-yard perimeter around a waterfront hotel in Cambridge this week to protect an event for House Republicans.
House Republicans are expected to gather an annual retreat at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf...