| May 19, 2010
With more than 300 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks has stretches of sand that are consistently rated among the top beaches in the world — a perfect setting whether you crave an active vacation or a simple barefoot walk along empty beaches....
| Sep 2, 2010
| 2:45 AM
A tropical storm warning has been issued for New York's Long Island coast as Hurricane Earl barrels toward the Eastern Seaboard.
In addition, a hurricane watch was issued Thursday for areas of Massachusetts.
Farther south, tourists are largely gone from...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 9:09 AM
Tropical Depression 4 emerged in the Central Atlantic on Monday morning and was forecast to grow into Tropical Storm Colin possibly as early as Monday afternoon.
Under the preliminary forecast, subject to large errors, the system was forecast to approach...
| Nov 30, 2010
| 5:32 PM
Valorie Kurtz knew when she bought her home 15 years ago that she would be sleeping under the flight path from Bob Hope Airport.
But living with the noise was still an adjustment. Outdoors, she said, people simply stop talking when a jet engine roars...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Bob Hope Airport officials are warning nearby residents to sign up for a government-paid noise insulation program now or risk losing the option later.
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Executive Director Dan Feger said federal funding for the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:16 PM
While making my daily rounds Wednesday, I left my office with the idea of finding a story for my column. My route first took me to a stop at the Newport shipyard. Then I looked across the bay at Balboa and South Coast shipyards, walked through Lido...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Tropical Storm Bret is winding down.
Under attack from dry air and wind shear, the system weakened overnight and is expected to continue falling apart over the next few days.
At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the storm was in the Atlantic about 330 miles south of...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:43 AM
Expect a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon, the National Weather Service said.
Wednesday's forecast calls for a 30 to 40 percent chance of showers or storms. Highs in the low 90s with heat index readings - or feels-like temperatures - of about 100...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:00 AM
After two years stuck at No. 2, a stretch of sand on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota has finally been named the best beach in America.
Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Long before the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Fort Monroe was flexing some formidable military muscle far beyond Hampton Roads.
In 1835, several companies of artillery left the bastion at Old Point Comfort to fight the Seminoles in Florida. Troops...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:23 PM
When it made landfall in North Carolina, Hurricane Irene cut stretches of the Outer Banks off from the mainland.
Now a Maryland company is working to restore access to the barrier islands.
Mabey Bridge & Shore Inc. in Elkridge is shipping sections of...