A container ship's crew was working on Monday to rescue three people aboard a disabled sailboat that took on water when it got caught in Hurricane Julio and encountered 30-foot waves hundreds of miles from Hawaii, a U.S. Coast Guard official said. The crew of the cargo vessel Manukai was trying to help the three people on the 42-foot sailboat get onto a life raft, said a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer Melissa McKenzie. This follows previous rescue attempts that failed because of rough weather in the area about 415 miles northeast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, McKenzie said. The crew of the sailboat, which is named the Walkabout, sent out a distress signal on Sunday morning as Hurricane Julio moved across the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian archipelago, according to the Coast Guard.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The wealthy businessman who lavished former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans said repeatedly that the couple supported his company and its signature product, former state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore testified Monday.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Tensions were high Monday in parts of suburban St. Louis after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man led to overnight looting, vandalism and dozens of arrests. A closer look at the community of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — A family of four were among six people killed Sunday when a motorist seen driving erratically southeast of Houston fled from police and drove through a stop sign before striking another vehicle, police said.