A Disney cruise liner stopped to rescue four men signaling for help near Key West, Florida, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.
Sue and her husband loved to go on ski vacations, skiing on the slopes all morning and starting their drinking at lunchtime. Sue, who asked that her last name not be used, wasn't always sure the next morning what she had said or done -- or if she had apologies to make to anyone.
After treading water for about 20 hours, a 4-year-old girl and three others were rescued Sunday by Coast Guard crews off the Florida Keys, though an 80-year-old woman drowned before she could be reached.
Kristen Wiig and Wendi McLendon-Covey talk weddings, "SNL" and what they've done in the name of being a good friend.
Friends have asked Brianne Bricker to be their bridesmaid so many times, that this summer she finally had to say "no."
Friends have asked Brianne Bricker to be their bridesmaid so many times, that this summer she finally had to say "no."
They are both baby boomers, both still living their dreams, but only one of them is feeling secure about retirement. She has her eyes on valuable coins, while he is following butterflies.
They are both following their dreams, but only one has a secure future. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Volunteers work through the night to save beached pilot whales. WSVN reports
You've been living with the love of your life for months or years. Things are going great. So why get married at all and possibly mess up a good thing?
Belinda Luscombe, TIME, breaks down new marriage poll saying 40 percent of Americans believe marriage is obsolete.
Extreme swimmer Diana Nyad has temporarily called off her marathon Cuba-to-Key West swim, citing bad weather and slow progress on government permissions, she tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Extreme swimmer Diana Nyad postpones swim until 2011 due to weather, water temp.
The marching band and the waving flags gave it the look and feel of a political rally.
CNN's John Zarrella reports on a grassroots movement in Florida that focuses on children's issues.
I work at an inland university in chilly upstate New York. Around here, many people feel a little global warming is good and there is really nothing that they can see or hear that will make them feel differently. News of warming sea surfaces and bleached coral reefs inspire little response when there's a chill in the air and the ocean is hundreds of miles away.
Actress Kelly McGillis and sales executive Melanie Leis, who have known each other since 2000, were joined in a civil union this week, The New York Times reports.
Three weeks after BP plugged its crippled Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement and mud from above, crews are "fishing" for pieces of drill pipe that need to be removed from inside the well's blowout preventer before crews can move on to the "bottom kill" -- the permanent fix for the well.
For more than 20 years, the bulletproof museum case housed a small piece of yesteryear: a gold bar recovered from a sunken Spanish galleon. Today, its case is broken, littered with black fingerprint dust. The treasure is gone. Stolen. Two thieves were caught in the act by the museum's security cameras.
Police are baffled over the theft of a gold bar from a Florida maritime museum. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
It's been nearly a week since two modern-day pirates walked into the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida, and made off with a $550,000 gold bar.
Authorities Friday were checking fingerprints and clarifying video images showing the theft of a $550,000 gold bar from a museum in Key West, Florida.
A rare treasure recovered from an ancient Spanish ship has been stolen from a museum in Florida.
The Florida Department of Health confirmed an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever acquired in the Key West area.
Jeanette Potter was in the Atlanta airport when she started to feel a bit off.
The oil spill debate heats up on Capitol Hill as BP's president says the company will learn from the terrible event.
Tar balls found on a Florida Keys beach Monday, while not believed to be from a massive Gulf of Mexico spill, are nevertheless raising fears that oil will spread along the coastlines of Florida and beyond.
Weather and time have inflicted more damage to Fort Jefferson than hostile cannon fire ever did.
The Key West, Florida, home where Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote for nearly a decade was designated a Literary Landmark on Sunday.
Higher temperatures are bringing some relief to the Southeast and should remain in place despite stormy weather expected for the coming weekend, weather forecasters said Tuesday.
CNN's Felicia Taylor looks at how freezing temperatures might have an effect on the cost of orange juice.
The sports legends, who married in 2008, dissolve their marriage quietly in Florida
The air tastes warm and salty, and the midmorning sun glints off the turquoise waves that sway the Dare.
Visiting a new town is like having a conversation. Places ask questions of you just as searchingly as you question them. And, as in any conversation, it helps to listen with an open mind, so you can be led somewhere unexpected. The more you leave assumptions at home, I've found, the better you can hear whatever it is that a destination is trying to say to you.
The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a retired U.S. Navy warship, embarked on a sedentary new career Wednesday on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.
The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg was intentionally sunk in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Key West's historic Duval Street reopened Monday morning after a fire swept through a building housing three well-known businesses and temporarily shut down other popular spots on the island city's main street.
It's one of the few New Year's Eve parties in America where straight guys think twice about kissing a stranger at midnight.
Today's penny-pinching travelers actually benefit tourism entrepreneur Lee Little, founder and CEO of BarZ Adventures in Austin. Business is booming for his three-year-old company, which sells Palm-like GPS-enabled tour-guide devices. Called Rangers, they play audio and video keyed to points of interest at the user's location, such as a national park.
We all know about the Confederate states leaving the Union. But that was far from the only secessionist movement in American history. Here are some rebellious regions you won't find in too many history books.
Like any sun-drenched beach paradise, Longboat Key offers water sports, biking and tennis, but the best way to enjoy the island may be by doing nothing at all.
Now's a prime time to enjoy a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Whether you want to trek a nature trail or shop along a dock, these places offer a great escape.
The Gulf Coast watched anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudged toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav, with disasters pre-declared in much of eastern Texas
Residents in the Florida Keys breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a fierce Hurricane Ike turned west on a path away from the low-lying island chain
Ike strengthened to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Saturday near the Turks and Caicos Islands with winds near 135 mph, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist holds a news conference on Hurricane Ike preps.
Visitors to the Florida Keys were told to pack up and leave Saturday because of the threat from Hurricane Ike, swirling in the Caribbean.
All eyes are on Tropical Storm Gustav as it heads toward the Gulf. If you're planning on traveling during this hurricane season, here's what you need to know.
At least seven possible tornadoes were reported Tuesday in eastern Florida as Tropical Storm Fay battered parts of the state with high winds and heavy rain, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Fay moved over the western end of Cuba on Monday morning on its march toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Two years since a hurricane last lashed at Florida, many residents were taking a wait-and-see attitude Monday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Fay bore down on the Florida Keys and Gulf Coast
Back in September, Budget Travel asked for feedback about bona fide, no-holds-barred tourist traps that readers loved anyway. Here are the top picks.
The words "bad romantic comedy" may now add up to a redundant phrase, but "bad" is still a relative concept.
At the historic Key West Cemetery, the remains of seven unknown souls were exhumed recently from a pauper's crypt.
Susan Candiotti reports on unidentified bodies being exhumed in Florida to extract DNA in hopes of solving cold cases.
The thrill of a seaplane isn't just in the water landing. Here's what you'll see on North American flights.
Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and set sail for Florida on Friday -- the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Sleep like a sailor -- at least for a night or two.
DeeVon Quirolo's airline tickets are missing in action. But instead of honoring her reservation, her airline forces her to buy an expensive walk-up fare from Key West, Florida, to Washington, D.C. Who's responsible for the lost paper ticket -- and who should pay for Quirolo's new one?
How's this for irony: baseball agent Gus Dominguez will almost certainly go to prison for helping Cuban ballplayers flee Fidel Castro's Communist regime to freely peddle their talents to the highest bidder.
Hurricane Katrina survivor Rockey Vaccarella towed a FEMA-style trailer more than 950 miles to thank President Bush on Wednesday for the government's help in rebuilding the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast.
A woman died after the Coast Guard chased and captured a speedboat carrying 31 Cuban migrants and three suspected immigrant smugglers about 4 miles off the coast of Boca Chica, Florida, on Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
When Lauryn Axelrod plans a vacation with her teenage son Josh, she begins with one question: What new cultural and physical experiences do I want to give my child?
A 13-year-old boater was arrested Monday after authorities said he hit and killed a 6-year-old snorkeler, then sped away.
On the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, near the end of the causeway that leads across this salty bowl of water to New Orleans, a red and white sign beckons. The sign, attached to Morton's Seafood Restaurant, reads: "Hot boiled seafood when arrow is flashing."
Genetic research is unlocking our fundamental understanding of what it means to be human. In the future, it may allow us to change what it means to be human. We want to know what you think about genetic research.
Hurricane Wilma battered Florida with heavy rain, widespread flooding and damaging winds for about six hours Monday before heading out to the Atlantic and regaining strength.
Hurricane Wilma strengthened as it picked up forward speed across the Gulf of Mexico with landfall expected along Florida's southwest coast early Monday, forecasters said.
Thousands of residents of the Florida Keys hunkered down as Hurricane Rita lashed the islands with blinding rain and winds Tuesday afternoon.
With Hurricane Rita intensifying as it treks westward through the Gulf of Mexico, the mayor of Galveston declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.
Gov. Jeb Bush ordered the Florida Keys evacuated in anticipation of Tropical Storm Rita, which was forecast to become a hurricane Tuesday morning.
Hurricane Katrina will make a "big shift" to the west on its way across the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach dangerous Category 4 intensity before making landfall Monday afternoon in Mississippi or Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.
CNN.com asked readers to share thoughts about how they've been affected by hurricanes. Here is a sampling from the responses, some of which have been edited:
Hurricane Dennis, which has strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, brushed by Key West, Florida, on its way to a predicted direct hit on the U.S. Gulf coast.
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Florida's Gulf Coast residents should spend Saturday stocking up on supplies or making plans for a possible evacuation as Hurricane Ivan follows an uncertain path closer to them, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said.
From the retirement home in Boca Raton, to the Latinos on Miami Beach, from the conservative voters on the Space Coast to the dropouts in Key West, I have traveled Florida to get a feeling of what this election is all about.
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Ten years and over $400 million in the making, the first 370 miles of the East Coast Greenway officially debut next month. The Greenwhat? Greenway--an ambitious plan to link 2,600 miles of urban,...
You're going to Key West? That doesn't seem like your kind of place." That's what most of my friends said when I told them my travel plans. The funny thing is, I never said I was going to Key West;...
You're going to Key West? That doesn't seem like your kind of place. That's what most of my friends said when I told them my travel plans. The funny thing is, I never said I was going to Key West.
I hadn't known it before Sept. 11, but I was starting to enjoy middle age: hectic and insanely busy but generally pleasing and more or less free of friction, fear, anger, and anxiety. That old Joni...
Key West is one of those places in perpetual danger of declining into self-parody, a bland pastiche of palms and pastels adrift in the whatever daze of Margaritaville. Still, you can find pockets o...
When Scott and Susan Murray went shopping for a vacation home three years ago, they didn't look for a beach house in Miami or a cottage on Key West. "We wanted a place where we could really get awa...
The colder the water, the better the oysters, so now's the time to taste these raw, briny filter feeders. A couple of the restaurants below put on an air or two, but they're all still the sort of j...
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There's no better time to rediscover America. Not only will your U.S. dollars buy more in the U.S. than in Europe or the Orient, but you'll find an oversupply of bargain-priced hotel rooms, less ex...
The late Tennessee Williams would have loved the bash for 1,000 in his adopted hometown of Key West. Everywhere one looked there was silver, gold, emeralds and other treasure from the Spanish galle...
Divers off the South Florida coast discovered a sunken Spanish galleon loaded with gold, silver, and copper that they say could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The find culminates a 16-ye...
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