AP: The boxcar-sized dock that was torn loose by the tsunami in Japan and washed up on an Oregon beach has been scraped clean of seaweed, shellfish and other organisms and sterilized with torches to prevent the spread of invasive species. Chris Havel of the Oregon Department of Parks and... more »
A strange object that caused quite a stir at a Hawaiian beach has finally been identified.
Over the past few days many have come up with a few answers to exactly what that "thing" is that joined them on the sands of Kalama Beach.
"The shape looks like... more »
A Denver District Court judge has ordered the state-chartered workers' compensation insurer to make public the expense accounts for a golf trip earlier this year.
The judge ruled Thursday that the reports are public information after reports that CEO Ken Ross and three board members took a golf trip... more »
Officials at Lake Pueblo say the Rock Canyon swim beach will reopen at 11:00 a.m. Friday.
The swim beach had been closed earlier this week because of high levels of E. coli. Tests ran on the water Wednesday came back with lower levels of E. coli, so it is... more »
Chatfield State Park has temporarily closed its swim beach in suburban Denver after routine tests showed high levels of E. coli.
Park staff closed the beach to swimming immediately after getting the test results Sunday morning. Park manager Keith Kahler says the beach could reopen as soon as Tuesday... more »
Louisiana wildlife officials say workers have found huge tar balls littering the beach at Port Fourchon, some of them 8 inches across.
Laura Deslatte, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said Friday that the glossy globs of oil were found along the entire beach at... more »
A man kite surfing off a Florida beach has died after being surrounded and attacked by sharks.
While swimmers and surfers often receive minor bites in Florida waters, officials say fatal shark attacks are extremely rare.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a lifeguard first saw the man... more »
A once high-flying South Florida attorney is now facing federal criminal charges that he operated an investment fraud scheme using faked legal settlements. Prosecutors are expected to file criminal racketeering charges Tuesday against lawyer Scott Rothstein, according to two law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the... more »