Retired Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen defends the oil cleanup effort by all those involved, including BP.
Eighteen people were removed from a boat in Boston Harbor after it ran aground Saturday afternoon.
Forecasters are gearing up for the heart of hurricane season, saying they are almost certainly on the way - possibly in bunches. The brief reprieve offered by an unexpectedly stable global pattern has expired, right in time for what, starting last Friday, has historically been the hottest stretch of hurricane season.
Coast Guard crewmembers in Hawaii worked with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials Aug. 16 during a whale transport from Maui to the Big Island.
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