one woman died and seven people not wearing life vests treaded water in choppy seas for 20 hours before being rescued off the Florida Keys after their boat capsized.
A person who rescued three of the boaters called the Coast Guard about 8am yesterday and told them others were still in the water.
About an hour later a Coast Guard crew found the four who had drifted about four miles (6.4km) from the boat that capsized and sank on Saturday afternoon.
The group was not able to stay together and an 80-year-old woman never resurfaced. Among those rescued was a four-year-old girl.
South Korea in
South Korean activists launched a new batch of propaganda leaflets toward North Korea despite Pyongyang's threat to open fire.
The activists launched balloons carrying about 200,000 anti-North Korea leaflets and one-dollar bills over the border today, the 66th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party.
North Korea warned over the weekend that it would fire at South Korea if the event took place.
Zsa Zsa fights
back after op
ACTRESSS Zsa Zsa Gabor (94) is resting after undergoing an operation at a Los Angeles hospital where she also is being treated for an infection.
The star's husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt said doctors successfully reattached a tube in Gabor's stomach that became loose and led to bleeding.
Gabor has been hospitalised repeatedly since falling out of bed and breaking her hip in July 2010. She had a leg amputated in January.
ban on tanning
California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds under a new first-in-the-nation law.
Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday that he had signed into law a bill that prevents children under 18 from using the popular tanning method from January 1.