The Florida Keys, Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas have a 61 to 80 percent chance of being impacted by oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Coast Guard charged four petty officers with crimes including involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide, showing that it believes the crew committed grave errors that led to its patrol boat hitting a private vessel and killing an 8-year-old boy last December on San Diego Bay.
A Maine lobsterman told reporters his recollection of the day his boat rammed into another commercial fisherman's while the two worked the water.
Since the 1970s, when the Chesapeake's famous oyster harvest was starting to decline, local oyster plants have supplemented the local crop with oysters trucked in from the Gulf.
The BMW Oracle racing team, winner of the 33rd America's Cup last February, officially wrapped up its America's Cup victory tour this week with a swing along the East Coast.
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