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  • Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle

    Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle
    A boiler room fire aboard a Holland America cruise ship carrying nearly 2,900 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle but caused no significant damage or injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday. The crew of the Westerdam reported...
  • Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June

    Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June
    Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog. “I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

    Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor. Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
  • Body of woman found in lake off Lake Forest beach

    Body of woman found in lake off Lake Forest beach
    The body of a woman was recovered from Lake Michigan in Lake Forest this morning after people reported seeing a person struggling in the water, officials said. Divers using sonar found the body shortly before 11 a.m. in waters off the beach, officials...
  • Coast Guard plans to question sole survivor of capsized boat

    Coast Guard plans to question sole survivor of capsized boat
    Coast Guard officials planned to interview the lone survivor of a boating mishap on Lake Michigan today to determine why the boat capsized on its way back to Burham Harbor over the weekend, throwing four people into the water. The accident happened...
  • From the Boathouse: Safe Boating Week a useful reminder

    Ahoy! Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
  • Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City

    Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City
    A 17-year-old swimmer was caught in a rip current and pulled under water in Ocean City Friday afternoon, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The swimmer entered the water at 92nd Street, and...
  • New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4

    New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4
    A new Mississippi-style paddle boat has arrived in town, soon to sail along the Intracoastal Waterway. The 140-foot Liberty Belle is the newest boat in the fleet of Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Hospitality, which operates three other vessels in its...
  • Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns

    Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns
    A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges. Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
  • California-to-Hawaii kayaking journey completed only once before

    California-to-Hawaii kayaking journey completed only once before
    A kayaker has completed a solo journey from California to Hawaii once before, in 1987. It has been attempted a couple times since, most recently last week, in an effort that ended Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing a 57-year-old man 11 days...