| 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...
| 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
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....
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The search for a man who was swept out to sea while helping a Santa Maria pastor during a baptism ceremony at a coastal park in northern Santa Barbara County was suspended Monday.
Crews from multiple agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard had been...
| 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,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Maybe because I’m not a parent, I don’t have a problem with the San Diego couple who decided to set sail across the South Pacific in a 36-foot boat from Mexico with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters in tow. Even though things went...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:54 AM
William (Bill) Hector von KleinSmid, 76, of Corona del Mar, California, died peacefully at his home March 16, 2014, surrounded by his devoted family. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Marjorie; his beautiful daughters Kristen and Lauren,...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91.
Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...