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  • New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities

    New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities
    Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the...
  • Diver survives getting hit by powerboat off Hollywood

    Diver survives getting hit by powerboat off Hollywood
    When Adrian Winchell surfaced from a dive and faced a powerboat 50 feet away going 60 mph, he did the only thing he could do. He tried to dive back down to the bottom. Winchell, 63, of Hollywood, almost made it. The hull of the go-fast boat, which...
  • Long night on water, then rescue

    Long night on water, then rescue
    Ever since Tommy Alter was diagnosed with severe food allergies as a baby, his parents have been vigilant about keeping him safe, even handing out printed cards that list what he can't eat. So when the Highland Park 9-year-old, along with his cousin and...
  • Boating safety tips

    Boating safety tips
    Boating safety tips: • Have and wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. • Have a reliable way to call for help in an emergency, such as a marine radio, cellphone in waterproof case (though reception is not always reliable) or a personal...
  • Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason

    Diver, 22, dies on first day of lobster miniseason
    The start of the two-day miniseason turned deadly when a 22-year-old experienced diver surfaced unconscious in South Florida's waters. Joseph Grosso, of Lighthouse Point, had been diving for lobster in 40 feet of water off Pompano Beach, when a boat...
  • Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater

    Body found on Whiting beach may be missing boater
    A body that washed up on a beach in Whiting, Ind. could be a man who disappeared when a boat sank in Lake Michigan in May, claiming the lives of a Chicago attorney and an Arlington Heights woman, authorities said. “There is some suspicion that...
  • Pictures in the News | July 11, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the
  • The Week in Pictures | July 7-11, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, all eyes were focus on the Middle East, where fighter jets and rockets continued to fly between Israel and Gaza during the recent crisis that has killed 100 Palestinians and pinned down...
  • Keep your waterbabies safe

    Keep your waterbabies safe
    The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County said Monday that six children have died in pools in Palm Beach and Broward counties during the past two months. Swimming safety experts advise that adults who are supervising children in the water...
  • Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash

    Learjet pilots may have been overwhelmed before fatal crash
    The Learjet 35 that crashed after takeoff from Fort Lauderdale last month, killing all four onboard, had a good chance of returning safely to the airport if it had made an immediate U-turn, aviation experts say. Now, investigators are trying to figure...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...