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  • Ticket Extras!

    Ticket Extras!
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Floating some theories about Google's mysterious barge

    If it weren't for Google trying to cover it up, the old sea-worn barge stacked four stories high with customized shipping containers may not have become an object of global fascination. But Google being Google with all its out-there projects —...
  • Coast Guard searches for passenger who fell off cruise ship

    Coast Guard searches for passenger who fell off cruise ship
    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a female cruise ship passenger who is believed to have gone overboard about 750 miles off the coast of Hawaii. The woman, who is believed to be a 54-year-old American, was reported missing from a Princess Cruises...
  • Carnival: More than $300 million in ship upgrades planned

    Carnival: More than $300 million in ship upgrades planned
    Carnival Cruise Lines plans to spend more than $300 million to improve emergency power, fire-safety technology and operating backup systems across its 24-ship fleet. The move announced Wednesday follows a series of high-profile incidents involving its...
  • Michelle Kwan Marries Clay Pell in Rhode Island

    Michelle Kwan Marries Clay Pell in Rhode Island
    Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan tied the knot this past weekend, reports the Providence Journal. Her new husband is Clay Pell, grandson of former Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. The two were married at the First Unitarian Church in Providence....
  • Three critically burned in barge explosions in Mobile, Ala.

    Three people were in critical condition with burns Thursday after a series of blasts and fires tore through two barges in Mobile, Ala. Officials reported a series of seven explosions on the Mobile Bay that started on one barge late Wednesday night,...
  • Three years later, BP oil cleanup ends in some states

    Three years later, BP oil cleanup ends in some states
    Three years after a cataclysmic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil producer BP announced Monday that active oil cleanup had ended in three states hit by the disaster. The gulf, the company said, is getting back to normal, a claim contested by...
  • Oil dispersants must be checked before use in waters, ruling says

    Oil dispersants must be checked before use in waters, ruling says
    Environmentalists won a big victory for marine animals this week, with a court ruling that requires the government to determine whether dispersants used to to break up oil spills are harmful to endangered species before the chemicals are used in federal...
  • Shell Drilling Unit Kulluk Aground, 'Stable' near Kodiak

    Shell Drilling Unit Kulluk Aground, 'Stable' near Kodiak
    The Shell mobile drilling unit Kulluk is stable after running aground New Year's Eve near Kodiak following failed attempts to tow the vessel in a fierce storm, responders said during a Tuesday press conference. "Following the U.S. Coast Guard...
  • Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs

    Ports of L.A., Long Beach warn of delays if sequestration occurs
    Operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may slow if automatic spending cuts go into effect Friday, port officials said, as fewer U.S. customs officers would delay the flow of international cargo through the massive sea ports. Officials...
  • Ill-fated Newport yacht race sailors had no alcohol in systems

     
    The bodies of the four sailors aboard the Aegean who were killed during the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race tested negative for alcohol, but one of them had marijuana in his system, according to toxicology reports....
  • Blue Island village board member drowns near Whiting

    Blue Island village board member drowns near Whiting
    A village board member from Blue Island drowned while boating at a beach in northwest Indiana, Coast Guard officials said today. Michael Janko, a village trustee and lifetime resident of the south suburb, was found after a six-hour search of Lake...