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In this Aug. 14, 2017 photo, Marie Kesten Zahn, an archaeologist and education coordinator at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth, Mass., probes the concretion surrounding a leg bone that was salvaged from the Whydah shipwreck off the coast of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Researchers are working to determine if the remains belong to Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, the captain of the ship. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:56 pm
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. The Whydah (WIH'-duh) Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, publicly displayed the bone Monday. It was found...
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This undated photo released by Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), shows divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution. (Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave...
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This Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 photo taken by the Bishop California Highway Patrol and released by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office shows smoke rising from wildfires near Bishop, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. (Bishop California Highway Patrol via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 6:55 pm
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size. The blaze scorched 3½ square miles (9 square kilometers) of chaparral...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10, while the pilot and three other Britons were injured and taken to a Las Vegas trauma center. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File)
February 19, 2018 - 6:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Las Vegas pastor said witnessing a "big explosion and instant flames" when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, has left him shaken. Pastor Lionel Douglass had just finished performing a wedding ceremony on Feb. 10 when he saw the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10, while the pilot and three other Britons were injured and taken to a Las Vegas trauma center. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File)
February 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10 when the helicopter from Las Vegas went down on tribal land outside...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:44 pm
AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening and the buffalo was grazing nearby. Sgt. Ray Ward says that when the buffalo came closer, the...
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February 18, 2018 - 12:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence. The Carnival Legend arrived in its home port of Melbourne...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:44 am
LONDON (AP) — London's Tate Britain has announced an exhibition exploring how a formative period in Britain inspired Vincent van Gogh. The gallery says the show, due to open next year, will focus on the Dutch artist's crucial but "obscure" years in the U.K. Van Gogh lived in London between 1873 and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009, file photo, high winds whip snow off the western peaks of Mount Hood as seen from Government Camp, Ore. Rescuers scrambled to Oregon's tallest peak Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, after a climber fell several hundred feet and seven others were stranded. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
February 16, 2018 - 12:41 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood — a lot of it. The critically injured climber, later be identified as Miha Sumi, was sprawled with his feet above his head on icy slope about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, the Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas is docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean in 2017 despite two devastating hurricanes that hit the region. Officials say some islands saw double-digit growth while others saw a nearly 20 percent drop in visitors after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit in September. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer, File)
February 15, 2018 - 2:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said Thursday. Visitors spent a record total of $37 billion, up nearly 3 percent compared with the...
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