| 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 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A U.S. Navy helicopter on a training mission crashed into the sea off Virginia on Wednesday, killing two sailors and triggering a search for a missing crew member, the Navy announced.
Three crew members were rescued after the MH-53-E Sea Dragon...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Rescue crews were searching on Monday for the pilot of a vintage single-engine airplane that went missing after colliding with another plane over the San Francisco Bay while returning from an air show, officials said.
The vintage Cessna 210 collided...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor.
Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:59 PM
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard investigation into the 2012 grounding of the Kulluk, an offshore drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the harsh Arctic, blasted the oil company for legal violations, poor management and taking undue risks,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The body of a pilot who went missing after his Cessna collided midair with another small plane in waters off San Francisco was recovered Wednesday from inside the wreckage.
Working with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office, a marine salvage company...
| 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...