Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

Jan. 21, 2019 8:58 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status before heading...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

Jan. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former...

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Jan. 17, 2019 8:40 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration. Others, meanwhile,...

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

Jan. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. "Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 9:06 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

US Coast Guard families attend free dinner during shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 7:59 PM EST

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Spouses of U.S. Coast Guard members said they appreciated a university in Rhode Island hosting a free dinner for their families Tuesday, as they tightened their budgets due to the partial federal government shutdown. Roger Williams University invited active-duty Coast Guard members in...

The Latest: Dem freshmen seek out McConnell to talk shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 4:50 p.m. About a dozen new House Democrats walked across the chilly Capitol grounds to personally ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the...

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on

Jan. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EST

Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began....

Coast Guard reprimands officer over white supremacy sign

Jan. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has reprimanded a Coast Guard officer in South Carolina for flashing a white supremacy hand sign on live television. The Post and Courier reports the man was censured for intentionally using the hand gesture in Charleston during the emergency response to Hurricane...