Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator and poisonous water moccasins swam nearby. 775 more words

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Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

BOISE, Idaho — Police in Idaho were searching Thursday near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah. 294 more words

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Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota.

The Hall of Fame centre was named on Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 94 more words

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FAA meets with international regulators over Boeing 737 Max

FORT WORTH, Texas — Representatives from more 30 countries are meeting the Federal Aviation Administration officials to hear the U.S. regulator’s approach to determining how soon the Boeing 737 Max can resume flying after two crashes that killed 346 people. 90 more words

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Gomez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

NEW YORK — Carlos Gomez lost his shoe during an early dash, then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the New York Mets overcome a Nationals comeback that started after Washington manager Dave Martinez’s heated ejection for a 6-4 victory Thursday and a four-game sweep. 689 more words

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Sabalenka beats Puig to reach semifinals in Strasbourg

STRASBOURG, France — Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated former champion Monica Puig 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament on Thursday. 58 more words

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Michael Jackson's estate and former manager settle lawsuit

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a former manager of Michael Jackson and his estate.

The settlement announced Thursday with Tohme Tohme (TOH’-mae TOH’-mae) ends one of the last remaining legal fights involving Jackson’s estate and comes just short of the 10th anniversary of the pop superstar’s death. 76 more words

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