| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:54 AM
When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility.
"There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A day after Jose "Tony" Joya-Alcazar drowned near Whiting, Ind., after he and a group of friends jumped from a pier into Lake Michigan, the mother of his young son was left wondering why he went into the water when he couldn't swim.
Joya-Alcazar, 18, of...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:24 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
A 42-year-old man died Sunday while on a scuba diving outing about 10 miles off Point Loma, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The man was among a dozen divers aboard a charter boat in the Hogan's Wreck diving area when he became unresponsive while under...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The first large, prefrabricated section of a new traffic tunnel planned in Virginia began floating down the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore on Tuesday.
Only a few feet of the concrete structure showed above the water as three tug boats pushed and pulled...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:20 PM
A “thin and obviously disoriented” 40-foot whale is swimming in circles and laps in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is trying to figure out why.
Team members have set out every...