PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The US Coast Guard pressed a search Tuesday for survivors of the El Faro cargo ship sinking, but warned that "every passing hour" reduced the likelihood of finding alive any of its 33 crew members. On Monday, Coast Guard officials said the ship was believed to have sunk in the Atlantic and that human remains had been identified in one survival suit found in the ocean. "This is still an active Coast Guard search and rescue case," Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told AFP.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday.