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Heavily armed security boats patrol winding Milwaukee River during GOP convention

Jul. 17, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Instead of kayakers and tour boats, the summertime scene on the Milwaukee River has taken on a solemn tone this week during the Republican National Convention: Around-the-clock patrol boats, some with heavily armed officers. Security planners have had to contend...

A wind turbine is damaged off Nantucket Island. Searchers are combing beaches for debris

Jul. 16, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Offshore wind developers have sent teams to search for debris on the beaches of Nantucket Island, a popular summer tourist destination, after one of their turbine blades suffered damage. Vineyard Wind said Tuesday it is mobilizing teams on Nantucket to...

Barstool owner rescued by Coast Guard after losing control of boat off Nantucket

Jul. 16, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The owner and founder of Barstool Sports lost control of a boat off Massachusetts before being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Dave Portnoy, 47, said in a TikTok video that the harrowing Monday rescue off Nantucket happened after he unhooked his boat from buoys. Heavy winds then...

US Coast Guard patrol spots Chinese naval ships off Alaska island

Jul. 11, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across several Chinese military ships in international waters but within the U.S. exclusive economic zone, officials said. The crew detected three vessels approximately 124 miles (200...

Search underway for 2 teens missing in the water of New York City beach

Jun. 22, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities were searching for two teenagers who went missing in the water at a New York City beach, police said Saturday. Police received reports of a possible drowning at Jacob Riis Park in Queens at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Responding officers were told that two...

Undersea explorers mark a tragic day. Things to know about the Titan disaster anniversary

Jun. 18, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A year after an experimental submersible imploded en route to the Titanic, unanswered questions linger — with no immediate answers. Tuesday marks one year since the Titan vanished on its way to the historic wreckage site. After a five-day search that...

A year after the Titan's tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean's mysteries

Jun. 17, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for further ocean exploration, despite lingering questions about the disaster. Tuesday marks one year since the Titan...

US Coast Guard boss says she is not trying to hide the branch’s failure to handle sex assault cases

Jun. 11, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard tried Tuesday to assure skeptical and frustrated U.S. senators that she is not attempting to cover up the branch's failure to adequately handle cases of sexual assault and harassment at the service academy in Connecticut. Admiral Linda L. Fagan...

US Coast Guard says ship with cracked hull likely didn't strike anything in Lake Superior

Jun. 11, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A ship that took on water in Lake Superior likely had a stress fracture in its hull, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday, backing off an initial report that the freighter had struck something below the surface last weekend. “That would have been very...

A freighter ship in Lake Superior collided with something underwater, Coast Guards says

Jun. 08, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A freighter in Lake Superior hit something underwater on Saturday and started taking on water, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Great Lakes district received reports about 6:53 a.m. that a 689-foot-long (210-meter-long) ship called...