There's a lot of buzz again about cruising Cuba. A few bills in the 111th Congress - H.R. 4645, S. 428 and H.R. 874 - would end travel restrictions on all Americans who want to visit Cuba, and two of them would clear the way for easier sale of U.S. agricultural products to the island.
Unmanned Predator is being tested for search-and-rescue and anti-smuggling roles
Predator drones similar to those that attack terrorist strongholds in Afghanistan soon might be deployed for search-and-rescue and tracking drug and migrant smugglers in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
The new hurricane scale doesn't take storm surge into account but includes damage estimates
The National Weather Service is using a revised Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale for the upcoming hurricane season.
A Carolina-bred 28-footer
With its broken sheer, flared bow and cold-molded construction, the Harrison Boatworks 28 Center Console Sportfisherman is about as Carolina as you can get.
After 70 days, 5 hours and 22 minutes on the Atlantic, 22-year-old Katie Spotz became the youngest person to row across an ocean alone and the first American to row unassisted from mainland to mainland.
Spotz, an endurance athlete who ran her first marathon at age 18, set out on the 2,817-mile passage Jan. 3 from Dakar, Senegal, and arrived March 14 in Georgetown, Guyana.
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