A 10-mile-long ribbon of red tide was spotted in New York Harbor Monday and the Coast Guard warned swimmers and boaters to steer clear of it.
A large sailboat was found Thursday adrift in the rough seas stirred up by Hurricane Earl.
In his 20 years as a boat captain, Dan Shaw had never tried to rescue an entire crew out of the water. But on Thursday he received a radio alert that 13 workers from an oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico were bobbing in the water not far from the flames.
Failed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene sued several newspapers Wednesday, claiming they published knowingly false articles timed to damage his chances of winning.
A Canadian sailor was rescued by the Coast Guard last weekend after he abandoned his sailboat 55 miles west of North Carolina's Fort Bragg.
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