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  • Since 1925, vets have found healing, camaraderie in Wisconsin camp

    LAKE TOMAHAWK, Wis. It's not a hospital or clinic, but a lot of healing is done here. Perched between two lakes in northern Wisconsin, bucolic Camp American Legion opened in 1925 as a respite for wounded and disabled World War I soldiers. Nine decades...
  • 700 migrants feared dead following two shipwrecks off Libya, IOM says

    Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday. Quoting two survivors, the IOM's Italy office said human traffickers deliberately sank a boat with about...
  • Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data

    Chicago harbors 75 percent full, lowest occupancy in 15 years: data
    This summer, Matt O’Donnell cruised the open waters aboard his newly-purchased 35-foot-long boat with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline and listened to the Dave Matthews Band jamming at Northerly Island, watched the Air and Water Show where the...
  • Typhoon kills six, displaces nearly 8,000 in Philippines

    MANILA Typhoon Kalmaegi killed six people and displaced nearly 8,000 people as it battered the northern Philippines on the weekend, the national disaster relief agency said Monday. More than a dozen ferry trips and nearly 50 domestic flights were...
  • Some Highland Park boaters upset over proposed ramp closure

    Some Highland Park boaters upset over proposed ramp closure
    A proposed boat ramp closure in Highland Park has stunned some boaters who for years have launched their crafts from the Park Avenue boating facility on Lake Michigan. Late on Friday, the city of Highland Park issued a news release about its...
  • On anniversary of Navy Yard shooting, loss of expert shipbuilder still echoes at sea

    ABOARD THE FUTURE USS AMERICA, IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN — Engineer Katie Thatcher nervously wrings her hands near the flight deck, waiting for updates from the crew six decks beneath her. From her perch, the Navy's next great warship is picture-...
  • West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

    West Virginia's Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
    Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh. It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state. The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
  • Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

    Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history
    There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one. Behind the white double doors, a man's collection of broken history awaits. Here, renowned...
  • Fishing Forecast: Patterns change, but fish keep biting

    Fishing Forecast: Patterns change, but fish keep biting
    Sometimes we need a gentle reminder that there are other fish swimming in our bay that don't have black stripes. So many thanks to The Capital readers and fishing friends for the intel. In general, fishing of all types has been pretty good from Thomas...
  • Canada says its frigate buzzed by Russian warplanes during NATO drill

    Canada says its frigate buzzed by Russian warplanes during NATO drill
    Russia has made clear once again that it doesn't want NATO forces on its borders. Or on its shores. Or anywhere near foreign territory it occupies. Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson has accused the Kremlin of sending three warplanes to buzz its...
  • Secrecy and doubt shroud Nicaragua's huge canal plans

    The Chinese engineers passed by Antonio Cardenas' dusty plot of land the other day. They didn't say anything to him. They never do. In this town on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, a withering drought is scorching farmland and parching cattle. Once-green...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...