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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Giant crane arrives at Georgia shipwreck awaiting removal

Oct. 27, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A towering, floating crane tasked with removing an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast arrived Tuesday and could begin cutting the wrecked vessel into giant chunks within a few days. The crane, called the VB 10,000, was in place straddling the partially submerged shipwreck...

Servicewomen killed in Alabama plane crash identified

Oct. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two service members who were killed when their plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood. U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, and U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, were on a routine training flight Friday out of Naval Air Station Whiting...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. Federal authorities are expected to vote Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 on what likely sparked a fire aboard a scuba dive boat last year that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California. The pre-dawn blaze aboard the Conception is one of California's deadliest maritime disasters, prompting both criminal and safety investigations into the Sept. 2, 2019 tragedy that claimed the lives of 33 passengers and one crew member on a Labor Day weekend expedition near an island off Santa Barbara. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

California boat owners faulted for fire that killed 34

Oct. 20, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive boat whose lack of oversight resulted in a fire that swept through the vessel and killed 34 people in their bunks below deck, federal safety officials ruled Tuesday. The...

Top military leaders cleared to return to work at Pentagon

Oct. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leaders have been cleared to return to work at the Pentagon after having self-quarantined as a precaution following the positive COVID-19 test of a senior Coast Guard official in early October. The go-ahead to resume work from the Pentagon was given last week, in...

This photo provided by Carnival Cruise Line shows people after being rescued by a Carnival Cruise Line ship off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. It was not immediately clear why the smaller boat came under distress, but its passengers were taken on board the Carnival Sensation when the boat started taking on water. (Carnival Cruise Line  via AP)

Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast

Oct. 18, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles (about 60 kilometers) off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday. It was not immediately clear why the smaller boat came under distress, but its passengers were taken...

A group protests the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in the White House, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, outside the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump says he's ready for rallies; doctor says therapy done

Oct. 8, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one week after his diagnosis with the coronavirus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans, as his doctor said the president had ”completed his course of...

This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 satellite image made available by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico at 10:41 a.m. EDT. Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm. (NOAA via AP)

The Latest: Hurricane warning for stretch of US Gulf Coast

Oct. 7, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 10 p.m. A hurricane warning has been issued for a stretch of the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as Hurricane Delta has begun trekking on a forecast path toward Louisiana. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Wednesday that Delta...

A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump hails experimental treatment for his virus recovery

Oct. 7, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday credited an experimental drug treatment with helping his recovery from COVID-19 and suggested his diagnosis could be a “blessing in disguise" in the nation's battle against the pandemic. But there is no way for the president or his doctors to...

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, then-Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, deputy on Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas, now the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus.  (Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa/Marine Corps via AP)

Marine general has COVID after Pentagon meeting

Oct. 7, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus. The Marine Corps said Wednesday that Gen. Gary L. Thomas...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Removal of Georgia shipwreck delayed again over anchor issue

Oct. 7, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An engineering problem has forced another delay before salvage crews can start removing an overturned cargo ship that's been partially submerged on the Georgia coast for more than a year, officials said Wednesday. The multi-agency command overseeing the salvage of the South Korean ship...