| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem...
| Jan 1, 2014
Chicago, this may not be the easiest thing to read on New Year's Day. And God knows, you probably don't want to hear this coming from a former Rhode Islander. But today, our day of new beginnings, this time when we pause, reassess and vow to do better...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Harvey Weinstein has won a bidding war for movie rights to Paul Tough's rescue story "A Speck in the Sea."
The story focused on lobster fisherman John Aldridge, who fell overboard in the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the night, 40 miles from the Long...
| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
This year, I have covered the survival stories of several transplant recipients. While making it to the transplant list and receiving the organ is certainly monumental, is not end of all worries for the recipients. On Monday, I spoke with two kidney...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
I was 15 the first time I flew to a non-English-speaking country by myself, an experience at once terrifying, thrillingly adult and exceedingly small potatoes compared to that of Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who sailed around the world alone from 2010...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat.
She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either.
But that's OK, because...
| Jan 11, 2014
A book and a blanket on the sand would be enough to enjoy a getaway to Palm Coast and the Flagler County beaches, but one also should arrive with a thirst for shopping, history and the outdoors.
Hiking, camping and kayaking opportunities abound in...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:31 PM
FLAGLER BEACH — From my car window along Highway A1A in Flagler County, somewhere between the towns of Marineland and Flagler Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and its sugar-soft dunes glide by in a dizzying landscape of colors and textures.
There is the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:01 PM
While Huntington Beach restaurant Slapfish has endured the typical trials and tribulations of a new business, its owners are now reeling in success and ready to cast a wide net into the Middle East.
On a recent afternoon, founders Andrew Gruel and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia is preparing for a memorial service on Friday after the recovery of the body of a pilot missing in a helicopter crash.
Navy officials said the body of Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, 39, of Santee, Calif., was recovered on...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Check out festivals and events in January across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...