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  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...
  • Allianz lead insurer and Willis broker for jet shot down in Ukraine: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Germany's Allianz SE is the lead hull and liability reinsurer covering a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Bloomberg reported, citing an email from Allianz. Willis Group Holdings brokered the insurance,...
  • 'Peak soil' threatens future global food security

    LONDON (Reuters) - The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth's thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.    ...
  • U.S. woman rescued at sea with family sues satellite phone company

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman rescued with her family from a Pacific Ocean sailboat after her infant daughter became ill has filed suit against her satellite phone company for cutting off service, a move she said led the family to seek an emergency...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific

    Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific
    Kiribati will prohibit commercial fishing in a swath of ocean that is a major spawning ground for tuna, the Pacific island nation’s president said this week, not long before President Obama announced U.S. plans to protect top marine areas and...
  • DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean

    DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined President Barack Obama Tuesday in a pledge to protect the ocean. The Washington Post reports DiCaprio plans to spend $7 million over the next two years on marine conservation, while Obama vowed to use his executive...
  • Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

    Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling biography "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
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  • Amelia Rose Earhart embarks on around-the-world flight

    OAKLAND, Calif. Elwood A. Ballard was 7 when his mother brought him and his siblings to watch aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart take off from Oakland on her attempted flight around the world. On Thursday morning, 77 years later, Ballard was there...
  • Could photo be missing clue to Earhart's disappearance?

    MIAMI The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft...