United States Coast Guard

Raw Video: Coast Guard's Heroic Sandy Rescue

The Coast Guard rescued 14 people from a distressed vessel early Monday morning, 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Watch footage of the daring operation, which involved hoisting people from life rafts into a hovering helicopter.

BP: Where Are They Now

One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster dumped 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the region may still be struggling, but some players have rebounded. Who’s recovering, and who's still stuck in the muck? See photos.

Thad Allen: WHO Is In Charge?

With questions still lingering about who's accountable for containing the spill, the Coast Guard's Adm. Thad Allen explained that it's the government—if in somewhat garbled terms.