Alex Haley, American writer
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the latter of which he wrote in collaboration with Malcolm X. This photo dates from March 1, 1986. (UPI Photo/Files)
The U.S. Coast Guard said its crews battled rough seas off Alaska Saturday to help a disabled vessel and the oil drilling barge it was towing.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it dispatched two of its cutters and a pair of helicopters to assist a disabled cargo ship in stormy waters off Alaska Friday.
A fire aboard a commercial fishing boat off Alaska was extinguished early Wednesday after nearly 100 members of the crew were forced to abandon ship.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
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Six people were missing Thursday after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed while rescuing stranded Malaysian sailors off the Alaskan coast, CNN reported.
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