| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will study a remote island used as an airstrip in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands that is often littered with plastic debris, the first step in a process that could eventually place it on the list of the country&...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Authorities say they have few new leads in the search for a 61-year-old Des Plaines woman whose car was found Saturday parked near the Evanston lakefront.
"It's kind of almost a wait and see at this point," said Des Plaines police Cmdr. Randy Akin. "We'...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:20 PM
A Romeoville man died on a cruise ship during a vacation last month, family members confirmed Monday.
John Perricone, 29, was on a Carnival Cruise Lines ship near Cozumel, Mexico, when he fell ill on Feb. 19, according to his father-in-law, Lee Forseth....
| Feb 20, 2014
In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The captain went down with his ship.
The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A congressman who has called for government regulations to reduce helicopter noise in Los Angeles County criticized the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday for its effort to develop voluntary guidelines for local chopper flights.
Rep. Adam B....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:13 PM
They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth.
The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Three people were injured when their 22-foot power boat crashed near Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Monday night.
Two of the victims were listed in critical condition. One was flown by a Fire Department...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Coast Guard was dispatching a special ice-breaking cutter to help free two ships lodged in the Antarctic, officials announced Saturday.
The Polar Star, the Coast Guard’s only active heavy polar ice breaker, was being sent...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91.
Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Residents of Hampton Roads might recall the May 2007 attempt to rescue the crew aboard the 45-foot sailboat Flying Colours. The vessel was one of four caught in high winds and rough seas off the North Carolina coast, resulting in a massive search-and-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The long wait for day casino cruises to resume at the Port of Palm Beach may soon be over.
On Friday, officials of Island Breeze Casino Palm Beach said the new service could begin operating by early March if its newly-renovated ship passes U.S. Coast...