The shifting sands and ever-changing shape of North Carolina's coast may be most evident along the area's barrier islands, where beach towns are the front line in the conflict between human development and the natural processes that can threaten the homes and property built there.
A bill creating a free saltwater fishing registry was signed into law Tuesday by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and is expected to eventually save anglers from having to pay a $15 federal fee.
The captain and chief engineer of a tourist boat that sank in Vietnam last week killing 12 people, including one Briton, have been charged over the deadly incident.
The crew of Turanor Planet Solar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, announced plans to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records for the greatest distance ever traveled in a solar-powered vessel.
A "freak'' gust of wind has been blamed for the mishap involving the America's Cup multihull prototype on Auckland, New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf.
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