| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Tropical Storm Flossie puffed itself up before hitting Hawaii and then leaving, like many tourists, in a depleted condition after a whirlwind visit.
According to the National Weather Service, Flossie, as a weaker tropical depression, was expected to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Sand and sediment have filled the drilling area of a natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana, stopping the flow of fuel and limiting what was once a blaze to small flames, federal officials announced on Thursday.
The well, located about 55 miles...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:32 PM
HOUSTON -- U.S. Coast Guard and federal officials took added measures late Wednesday to control a fire that erupted on a natural gas rig off the coast of Louisiana after a blowout Tuesday.
Officials from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:11 PM
An inappropriate response to a fire alarm on the Carnival Splendor cruise ship in 2010 led to a loss of power that forced nearly 4,500 passengers and crew to endure a hot, four-day tow back to port, a U.S. Coast Guard report found.
There were no working...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The staff at Stanford Hospital conducted a disaster drill a few weeks ago, a routine reminder for doctors and nurses on what to do if patients started pouring in.
Those skills were put to the test Saturday afternoon, when the...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Two Mexican nationals were rescued early Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard about two miles out to sea south of San Diego, authorities said.
The two were on a capsized personal watercraft just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. They were spotted by an MH-60...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Three people were in critical condition with burns Thursday after a series of blasts and fires tore through two barges in Mobile, Ala.
Officials reported a series of seven explosions on the Mobile Bay that started on one barge late Wednesday night,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Two Mexican nationals charged with killing a U.S. Coast Guard officer are scheduled to appear in court....
| Jan 7, 2013
| 12:52 PM
An allegedly intoxicated man ran his sailboat aground in Laguna Beach and had to be removed from the vessel by force, authorities said. Stephen Fryer, 47, of San Diego was arrested on suspicion of piloting a vessel while intoxicated, Laguna......
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Officials on Monday afternoon were assessing the damage after an oil tanker collided with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but initial reports indicated that the vessel did not appear to be leaking oil. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar hit the tower just...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 11:03 PM
A woman was swept out to sea Sunday while walking on a Northern California beach with her friend and her dog....