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shipwreck exposed on outer banks could be a century old


salvo, n.c. — a shipwreck recently uncovered by storms along north carolina's coast could have gone down more than a century ago.north carolina underwater archaeology branch shipwreck expert nathan henry tells the virginian-pilot that the wooden vessel could belong to one of 10 ships that ran afoul of the outer banks' treacherous shoals and storms in the early 1900s, but its exact origin is yet unclear.he also says the remnants could be something the civilian conservation corps placed there for dune building in the 1930s.storms regularly expose shipwrecks claimed by the so-called graveyard of the atlantic, but this could be the first time these remains have been seen.henry says the next nor'easter may reveal more to the ship, offering clues to its size and origin.






diver dies while exploring shipwreck in lake superior


two harbors, minn. — a diver has died while exploring a shipwreck in lake superior off the shores of northeastern minnesota.the lake county sheriff's office says it received a call of a diver in distress saturday afternoon. the diver was in the water near the madeira shipwreck. first responders were unsuccessful in reviving the diver, whose name was not immediately released.the madeira went down in a storm on lake superior in 1905. the shipwreck is off the shore of split rock state park.






alligator river bridge in north carolina closing for repairs


columbia, n.c. (ap) — road crews are closing a major bridge to the north carolina outer banks so they can renovate the parts that help open the drawbridge.the state department of transportation says it will close the alligator river bridge that carries u.s. highway 64 early wednesday. officials hope to reopen the bridge between tyrrell and dare counties by the end of march 20.the dot says crews will replace the electrical and mechanical components to extend the life of the 58-year-old two-lane bridge over the intracoastal waterway about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of the outer banksofficials say drivers heading to or from the outer banks can use u.s. 264 as a detour, but it doubles the typical 30-mile (48-kilometer) trip.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4






michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873


south haven, mich. — michigan shipwreck hunters say they've found the remains of a schooner that sank in lake michigan in 1873.the michigan shipwreck research association announced this past week that the lizzie throop was found in 280 feet (85 meters) of water along western michigan's coastline some 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of the city of south haven.mlive.com reports the two-masted, 86-foot-long (26-meter-long) schooner set sail from muskegon, michigan, on oct. 16, 1873, on a lumber run to chicago. it sank during a squall. two crewmen died.valerie van heest is the shipwreck association's director. she tells wzzm-tv it's the 10th shipwreck the group has found while searching for a passenger plane that crashed into lake michigan nearly 68 years ago.northwest orient flight 2501 cr






man surfing off north carolina’s outer banks dies


rodanthe, n.c. (ap) — the national park service says a surfer pulled from the water off north carolina’s outer banks has died.the federal agency said in a news release thursday that a 66-year-old man with a surfboard attached to his ankle was seen floating face-down in the water north of rodanthe at the cape hatteras national seashore.dare county emergency medical service workers and park service rangers determined the man was dead.the cause of death has not been determined.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the man’s name has not been released.






michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873


south haven, mich. (ap) — michigan shipwreck hunters say they’ve found the remains of a schooner that sank in lake michigan in 1873.the michigan shipwreck research association announced this past week that the lizzie throop was found in 280 feet (85 meters) of water along western michigan’s coastline some 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of the city of south haven.mlive.com reports the two-masted, 86-foot-long (26-meter-long) schooner set sail from muskegon, michigan, on oct. 16, 1873, on a lumber run to chicago. it sank during a squall. two crewmen died.valerie van heest is the shipwreck association’s director. she tells wzzm-tv it’s the 10th shipwreck the group has found while searching for a passenger plane that crashed into lake michigan nearly 68 years ago.most read nation & world s






storm warning for north carolina's outer banks


by brian mcnoldy and jason samenow | washington posta tropical disturbance near the northeastern florida coast could become the season’s ninth named storm late monday or tuesday: irma. this system will have minuscule effects compared with harvey in texas but may prove briefly disruptive for mid-atlantic beaches.tropical storm watches span from the central south carolina coast to the southern coast of north carolina. a warning has been issued for the north carolina outer banks, where the storm’s center will come closest.heavy rain is expected to be the main hazard. between monday morning and wednesday morning, up to nine inches of rain is possible in a swath from the south carolina border up through the outer banks.the system, termed potential tropical cyclone ten, is poorly organized and a






the latest: maria weakens to a tropical storm in atlantic


waves, n.c. — the latest on maria (all times local):4:50 a.m.maria has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves out to sea in the atlantic.the storm's maximum sustained winds decreased thursday morning to near 70 mph (110 kph) with little change in strength expected over the next two days.maria, which devastated puerto rico and lashed north carolina's outer banks with high water, is centered about 275 miles (440 kilometers) east-northeast of cape hatteras, north carolina, and is moving east-northeast at 8 mph (13 kph).in north carolina, officials expected conditions to improve quickly on the outer banks as maria races east, so schools can reopen, sand can be removed from roads and the ferries that provide access to ocracoke island can begin running again.___3:50 a.m.maria is finally racing






hurricane maria could brush outer banks later this week


storm is kicking up dangerous rip currents and large waves.        






compacted trash disks found on outer banks beach


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shelly island: the new beach off north carolina's outer banks


there's a new attraction for thousands of people enjoying the long holiday weekend on north carolina's outer banks. shelly island is a destination you won't find on a standard map. the giant barrier island suddenly formed in the atlantic ocean, almost overnight. cbs news correspondent mark strassmann reports the mile-long island, which measures as wide as a football field, has attracted hundreds of tourists by boat for the fourth of july. pilot larry ihler told strassmann the island "has definitely gotten bigger" and is "more built up."strassmann set out by kayak on monday to explore shelly island with county commissioner danny couch, who is a life-long resident of the outer banks.couch says he's seen barrier islands pop up before, but not like this one, which he first noticed in april. "t






a new island has formed off outer banks, north carolina coast


getting to the island isn't exactly safe.        






un agency: 64 migrants “probably” died in jan. 6 shipwreck of smuggling dinghy i


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressrome (ap) — un agency: 64 migrants “probably” died in jan. 6 shipwreck of smuggling dinghy in mediterranean.the associated press






un says 60 rohingya muslims presumed dead in shipwreck


geneva (ap) — the u.n. migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar.spokesman joel millman of the international organization for migration told reporters in geneva on friday that 23 deaths have been confirmed, after eight bodies were found overnight following an initial count of 15.






un says 60 rohingya muslims presumed dead in shipwreck


geneva — the u.n. migration agency says more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar.spokesman joel millman of the international organization for migration told reporters in geneva on friday that 23 deaths have been confirmed, after eight bodies were found overnight following an initial count of 15.






icy conditions continue in north carolina after storm


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — it’s bitterly cold in north carolina after a storm dumped more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow in the eastern part of the state.the national weather service issued a winter weather advisory friday for about two dozen counties in central and eastern north carolina. forecasters say says snow cover and the ice create dangerous driving conditions.a wind chill advisory is in effect for almost the entire the state. wind chill readings are ranging from -25 degrees (-32 celsius) in the mountains to around 0 degrees (-18 celsius) on the outer banks.schools and some government offices are still closed in parts of central and eastern north carolina.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.as the storm moved north along the east coast, parts of the outer ba






maria brings evacuation on north carolina island


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — an evacuation is underway on an island on north carolina’s outer banks as hurricane maria moves north.the hyde county sheriff’s office said the evacuation began at 5 a.m. monday on ocracoke island. it’s not immediately clear how many residents and visitors are heeding the order to leave.the national hurricane center issued a tropical storm warning from cape lookout to duck on the outer banks. a tropical storm watch was in effect from surf city to cape lookout and from duck to the north carolina-virginia state line.hyde county commissioners ordered the evacuation on the island still suffering from the effects of hurricane jose.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a storm surge of 2 feet (0.6 meters) to 4 feet (1 meter) is possible. up to 2 inches (5






underwater vehicles explore franklin expedition shipwreck


archaeologists are back at the site of the hms terror, a long-sought shipwreck from the franklin expedition that went missing in arctic canada 170 years ago.tipped off by local inuit knowledge, researchers rediscovered the shipwreck only last year in terror bay, off the remote coast of king william island. on april 28, the parks canada agency announced that a new investigation of the ship had begun.playvideocbs evening newsremote-controlled underwater drone lets anyone become an explorer trident is a remote-controlled underwater drone that cuts through water like a fish and can dive the length of a football field. it's been used t... the site is currently being explored with remotely operated underwater vehicles (rovs) that will collect photos, videos and scans of the wreck. parks canada o






north carolina: outer banks visitors evacuate ahead of maria


ocracoke, n.c. — authorities ordered hundreds of visitors monday to leave much of north carolina's outer banks, warily eyeing hurricane maria already kicking up heavy surf along the southeast coast.more than 200 visitors have already left hyde county's ocracoke island amid a mandatory evacuation order imposed early monday on that fragile barrier island jutting into the atlantic. authorities warn that high winds and flooding are possible threats as maria passes well offshore. neighboring dare county also ordered an evacuation of visitors from neighboring hatteras island starting at midday.the u.s. national hurricane center in miami has issued a tropical storm warning from cape lookout to duck on the outer banks. a tropical storm watch also was in effect for other areas, including a stretch






north carolina: outer banks visitors evacuate ahead of maria


ocracoke, n.c. (ap) — authorities ordered hundreds of visitors monday to leave much of north carolina’s outer banks, warily eyeing hurricane maria already kicking up heavy surf along the southeast coast.more than 200 visitors have already left hyde county’s ocracoke island amid a mandatory evacuation order imposed early monday on that fragile barrier island jutting into the atlantic. authorities warn that high winds and flooding are possible threats as maria passes well offshore. neighboring dare county also ordered an evacuation of visitors from neighboring hatteras island starting at midday.the u.s. national hurricane center in miami has issued a tropical storm warning from cape lookout to duck on the outer banks. a tropical storm watch also was in effect for other areas, including a str






un migration agency says expected toll from shipwreck of rohingya muslims fleein


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressgeneva (ap) — un migration agency says expected toll from shipwreck of rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar now 60.the associated press






compacted trash disks found on outer banks beach


carova beach, n.c. — the u.s. navy is investigating after compacted trash disks similar to those made on its ships washed up on beaches on north carolina's outer banks.more than two dozen of the table-top size plastic disks were scattered on the beach north of corolla, the virginian-pilot of norfolk (http://bit.ly/2rerpiz) reported."they were really nasty," said jack kelly, who collected some of the disks at carova beach.david elder with the town of kill devil hills reports the disks have shown up on beaches there, too.ted brown with the navy's fleet forces command said the disks appear to be similar to those made on navy ships to compress plastic waste for easy storage until a ship reaches port. ships are not supposed to dump plastic into the ocean.brown says he doesn't know how the disks






a famous 19th century shipwreck has vanished


time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the south pacific, the scene of extraordinary tales of survival during the "age of sail," according to archaeologists who visited the site earlier this year.a team of 11 maritime archaeologists and divers from australia journeyed earlier this year to kenn reefs, a submerged atoll among the coral sea islands, located more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) northeast of their port of departure at bundaberg on the queensland coast.the researchers — from the australian national maritime museum (anmm) and the silentworld foundation, a private maritime archaeology group — had hoped to find the wreck of the jenny lind, a small sailing ship that sank after it struck the reef during the night of






coast guard ship will linger in century-old watery grave


san francisco — a hundred years ago in a blinding fog, a u.s. coast guard ship was sailing off the coast of southern california when it smashed into a passenger steamship.the uscgc mcculloch sank within 35 minutes and lingered on the ocean floor undisturbed by people for a century.on the 100th anniversary of the vessel's june 13, 1917, disappearance, the coast guard announced tuesday that it found the shipwreck — not far from where it went down. and officials plan to leave it there.strong currents and an abundance of sediment would make moving the delicate ship too difficult, officials said in detailing the discovery of the san francisco-based uscgc mcculloch. they also paid tribute to its crews, including two members who died in the line of duty, but not in the crash.coast guard cmdr. tod






the latest: hundreds of thousands still without power


boston — the latest on the aftermath of a powerful nor'easter that hit the east coast (all times local):2:30 p.m.hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power days after powerful storm hit the east coast.the website poweroutage.us says nearly 440,000 homes and businesses from virginia to massachusetts were without electricity early monday afternoon.of those, 123,000 were in new york and another 114,000 were in pennsylvania and 72,000 were in new jersey.about 70,000 customers in southern new england also were without power, most of those in massachusetts.utility national grid said it was hoping to have power restored to its rhode island customers by midnight monday and to its massachusetts customers by midnight tuesday.another storm packed with more snow is expected in the region






the two most interesting ways to die in space, according to neil degrasse tyson


space exploration is a risky business. there are many ways to die in outer space, like being exposed to the vacuum of the universe, getting hit by an asteroid or accidentally floating away from your spaceship and drifting until you starve to death. but what would be the coolest way to go? in an “ask me…






tropical storm warnings posted in n.c. as hurricane maria spins close to the eas


maria, now downgraded to a category 1 storm with 75 mph winds, is forecast to brush north carolina's outer banks tuesday and wednesday.        






the united states island that still speaks with a british accent


have you ever heard of ocracoke brogue? probably not. it’s a dialect spoken in north carolina’s outer banks, and it dates back to the 1600s. here’s the story, and what it sounds like.full story at youtube.more interesting linguistics. posted by josh urich






slave ship clotilda was burned to hide its horrors


by cleve r. wootson jr. | washington postin the summer of 1860, half a century after the united states banned the trans-atlantic slave trade, capt. william foster sneaked 110 african slaves into mobile, alabama – and knew that the floating evidence of the illegal deed could get him killed.the trip was more part of an obscene bet than any sort of profit-making scheme, but the clotilda, the ship that made the months-long journey, held the telltale signs that it was an illegal slaver: containers for water and food, and the lingering stench of urine and feces and vomit and blood.if caught, foster and his crew could be imprisoned or executed, so they found a remote section of the mobile-tensaw delta and torched the ship, igniting a mystery that would endure for a century and a half.what happene






rich ancient shipwreck off greece yields more bronze statues


athens, greece (ap) — greece’s culture ministry says archaeologists revisiting one of the most famous shipwrecks of ancient times off southern greece have found fragments of bronze statues and a section of the wooden hull.a ministry statement says divers raised a complete arm and a section of pleated clothing from statues, and compacted metal objects that have yet to be cleaned and separated.last month’s expedition off antikythera island also located broken bronze and marble statues under large boulders that covered them, probably following an earthquake. wednesday’s statement said these would be investigated during a future excavation.the 1st-century b.c. wreck of a large freighter discovered more than a century ago has already yielded an ancient astronomical computer — known as the antik






astrolabe: shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'


image copyrightphilip kochan artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool. marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages.it is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500. the item was recovered from a portuguese explorer which sank during a storm in the indian ocean in 1503.the boat was called the esmeralda and was part of a fleet led by portuguese explorer vasco da gama, the first person to sail directly from europe to india.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondivers uncover 500-year-old vasco da gama fleet treasuredavid mearns, from blue water recovery, who led the excavation and






astrolabe: shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'


image copyrightphilip kochimage caption the instrument was once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages an artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool. marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the sun during their voyages.it is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500. the item was recovered from a portuguese explorer which sank during a storm in the indian ocean in 1503.the boat was called the esmeralda and was part of a fleet led by portuguese explorer vasco da gama, the first person to sail directly from europe to india.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondivers unco






navy: virginia sailors threw giant saucers of garbage off ship


virginia beach, va. -- the u.s. navy says two virginia-based sailors threw compacted trash off their ship. cbs affiliate wusa-tv reports the table-top sized trash discs had been on the uss whidbey island. the landing dock ship is based at joint expeditionary base little creek-fort story in virginia beach. the navy compresses plastic waste into discs for easy storage until ships reach port. the discs were found last month washed up on beaches on north carolina's outer banks. one resident said she collected 17 discs in kill devil hills. the navy says marking on the discs confirmed they came from the ship. so far 19 discs have been recovered. it's estimated that up to 60 were thrown overboard. ships are not supposed to dump plastic into the ocean. in fact, throwing trash overboard violates na






ecb: 2 troubled italian banks failing, to face insolvency


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the european central bank says two troubled italian banks will be wound down because they were about to fail.the two banks are veneto banca and banca popolare di vicenza.the two banks have struggled to overcome high levels of loans that were not being paid back.the ecb said friday it had given the banks time to raise more capital but that the banks had not been able to offer credible solutions. they will now face italian insolvency proceedings.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.weak banks that can’t lend adequately to businesses have been a key weak spot for italy and the eurozone economy. the ecb took over as top banking regulator in 2014 as part of an effort to strengthen oversight of the european union’s banking system.






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lawyer who helped banks charge more fees


in the early 2000s, banks successfully sued to stop iowa from limiting their ability to charge atm fees to non-customers. they also fought off states’ attempts to stop them from charging non-customers to cash checks drawn on the banks’ accounts. in another case, they stopped california from forcing two banks to conduct audits of their own…






trump's wall, and other ways he's harming america


good morning. i’m paul thornton, the times’ letters editor, and it is urday, jan. 28, 2016. only one week into the trump presidency, less of california is officially in a drought. coincidence?let’s take a look back at the week in opinion.last may, then-candidate donald trump promised to “open up the water” for california, which isn’t the only paign pledge he’s fulfilling during his first week in the white house. in the nine days since president’s trump’s inauguration, refugees were declared unwelcome in the united states, shelved pipelines for shunting climate-change causing crude across the american landscape got the green light, our country’s longstanding amicable relationship with mexico was effectively canceled, and cities that dare to focus on local priorities instead of immigration l