| Jun 11, 2010
A summary of events on Friday, June 11, Day 52 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and...
| Mar 18, 2010
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on Monday will make their first joint visit to earthquake-ravated Haiti.
Clinton and Bush are spearheading U.S. fundraising for the Caribbean nation.
Figures from Haiti's...
| Jun 11, 2010
The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the...
| Jun 8, 2010
First-year University of Central Florida medical student Anika Mirick and a few of her classmates recently learned a valuable lesson — outside the classroom — about the power of medicine.
Thanks to Mirick and several other UCF students who...
| May 27, 2010
GLENDALE — Some of the best high school and junior college student-athletes, teams and coaches in the area were honored on Tuesday night, but with a distinct twist.
The inaugural ACE Awards, held at the Alex Theater and sponsored by the Glendale...
| May 27, 2010
| 2:17 PM
MIAMI -- The Atlantic hurricane season will likely be a busy one that may spawn as many as 23 named tropical storms, including up to seven major hurricanes, a number that's not likely to be affected by the Gulf oil spill, the U.S. government said...
| May 15, 2010
| 4:07 PM
It's been only a few years since social media sites gained wide audiences, and already they're playing a vital role in helping people respond to major disasters.
They have been used to coordinate volunteer efforts, raise money, spread information, save...
| May 11, 2010
| 5:52 AM
LONG BEACH -- Boeing C-17 line workers began a strike just after midnight Tuesday after rejecting the cargo jet company's final offer on a labor contract covering about 1,700 employees.
During eleventh hour meetings Monday, the union and management...
| May 12, 2010
| 8:21 PM
At the edge of the pool, 9-year-old Rebecca Borcelian leaps into the water, clambering into the shoulders of Dr. Chad Perlyn. Perlyn swims around the Orlando hotel pool, ferrying Rebecca on his back.
Meanwhile, a gaggle of 17 laughing, splashing...
| May 9, 2010
| 1:06 PM
A group of missionaries from Daybreak and Mars Hill churches in West Michigan is leaving for Port Au Prince, Haiti on Monday afternoon. They expect to arrive Tuesday morning, and stay for a week helping out anywhere they can.
It's been months since...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 8:23 AM
Healing Hands in Haiti: Weiss Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Takes Talents to Earthquake Ravaged Nation
Within weeks of the devastating Haitian earthquake in January, Dr. Kris Alden, orthopedic surgeon at Weiss Memorial Hospital and clinical...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 7:44 AM
Bishop Thomas Wenski leaves the Orlando Diocese to become the archbishop of Miami with the reputation as an eloquent speaker with an affinity for the poor, a Catholic leader who could transcend denominational lines, and a man of humor who liked jokes that...