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Mexico May Have Found 2 More of Conquistador's Anchors

They were buried in sediment near the spot where Hernan Cortes scuttled his ships

(Newser) - Two more 16th-century anchors have been found at the spot where conquistador Hernan Cortes is believed to have scuttled his ships, experts said Monday. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said that while the anchors can't be positively IDed as belonging to Cortes' fleet, they appear to...

His Wife's Body Was Found Tied to Anchor. He Claimed Suicide

It's life in prison for Christopher Leclair

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man who hoped to shack up with his girlfriend after killing his wife of 25 years will instead be confined to a prison bed for life. Christopher Leclair maintained his innocence even as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, describing the June...

Long Sought-After Relic Found in Puget Sound?

900-pound anchor could be the one lost on a famous expedition in 1792

(Newser) - Six years after first discovering it, "amateur sleuths" rejoiced Monday after bringing a 900-pound anchor thought to be lost in 1792 to the surface in Washington state's Puget Sound. They hope to prove they've found the stream anchor that was reportedly lost exactly 222 years earlier, on...

Drunk Passenger Drops Anchor, Stops Cruise

Californian gets two months for 'bothersome crime'

(Newser) - After knocking back martinis all night and stealing a bottle of vodka when the bar closed, a passenger on a Mexico cruise to Florida decided it was time to drop anchor. He snuck into an off-limits area and released the ship's 18-ton anchor, forcing the vessel to a three-hour...

Archeologists Raise Blackbeard's Anchor
 Archeologists Raise 
 Blackbeard's Anchor 

Archeologists Raise Blackbeard's Anchor

Pirate's Queen Anne's Revenge giving up its secrets

(Newser) - Blackbeard's flagship is again reaching the surface, bit by bit. Archeologists today raised one of the anchors from the remains of the renowned pirate's Queen Anne's Revenge, which sank off the coast of North Carolina in 1718, reports AP . More lies below, including what's left of...

Olbermann to MSNBC: I Want an Apology

'Keith sees himself as the star,' says an insider

(Newser) - As Keith Olbermann prepares to return to MSNBC tomorrow, it’s the network, not the host, that’s reportedly apologizing. Olbermann “insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells PopEater . “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC,...

Ted Koppel's Son Dies After Drinking Binge

Witness: 'He was very drunk'

(Newser) - The son of former ABC newscaster Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment after an apparent daylong drinking binge with a 32-year-old waiter he had just met, police say. Andrew Koppel, 40, was declared dead at around 1:30am yesterday, reports the AP . A 53-year-old...

Diane Sawyer Does 'Fine' in Debut

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 Does 'Fine' 
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Diane Sawyer Does 'Fine' in Debut

New ABC anchor is no Katie Couric, and maybe that's good

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer slid easily into the "ABC World News" anchor chair tonight, and really, were you expecting anything different? The second woman at the solo helm of an evening newscast "made a strong, if a bit over-animated, debut," writes Robert Bianco. She interviewed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, offered a...

After 34 Years, Gibson's Done at ABC

Anchor, 66, signs off for final time

(Newser) - Charles Gibson signed off for the last time from the ABC News anchor desk tonight, bringing to a close his 34 years at the network with Friday's edition of ABC World News . Gibson, 66, called the job he's leaving "a labor of love." Since joining ABC in 1975,...

Brokaw OK in NY Car Wreck That Kills Woman

Woman thrown from SUV after swerving to avoid obstacle

(Newser) - Tom Brokaw and his wife avoided injury today in a three-car wreck that left a woman dead today on a New York freeway. The woman was thrown from her SUV after it overturned when she swerved to avoid a spool of cable, the Post reports; the Brokaws were a car...

Lou Dobbs: I Wasn't Forced Out
 Lou Dobbs: 
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 Forced Out 

Lou Dobbs: I Wasn't Forced Out

Ex-CNN host says he hasn't talked with Fox

(Newser) - Lou Dobbs says he doesn't feel as though he was pushed out of CNN, where he worked for all but 2 years of its existence until last Wednesday. "I don't know if people will believe it, but we had a very amicable parting on the best of terms,"...

Admit It Wolf, You Smoked Pot
 Admit It 
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Admit It Wolf, You Smoked Pot

It's no big deal, so stop getting all secretive about it

(Newser) - Wolf Blitzer can stay calm and collected on nearly any subject—except when marijuana comes up. Yesterday, during a discussion of Barney Frank’s brush with pot, the anchor noted that he couldn’t recognize the plant but could recognize the smell, then got flummoxed when asked to elaborate. And...

Fox Anchor Apologizes to Chickens Everywhere

Ernie Anastos sorry for laying on-air egg

(Newser) - The Fox anchor who stirred up a fricassé when he almost suggested a co-worker go pluck a chicken has apologized for his on-air bleep, reports AP. "I misspoke," said veteran New York broadcaster Ernie Anastos. "I apologize for my remarks to anyone who may have been offended....

ABC's John Stossel Jumps Ship for Fox

20/20 anchor joins fellow transplants Chris Wallace, Brit Hume

(Newser) - 20/20 anchor John Stossel is leaving ABC for Fox News and the Fox Business Channel, Mediabistro reports. The move is yet another shakeup for ABC—Stossel’s co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is a frontrunner to replace Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Stossel, a frequent guest on Fox, will have a...

Andy Rooney at Cronkite Funeral: 'I Can't Get Over It'

Memorial service honors legendary TV news anchor

(Newser) - Family and friends of Walter Cronkite remembered the venerable television news anchor today at a memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan, CBS News reports. Speakers at the service remembered Cronkite’s sense of humor, his love of sailing, and the strong emotions that lay beneath his calm, collected...

Rather Wins File Access in CBS Firing Suit

(Newser) - A judge has reinstated Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS and granted the former anchor access to thousands of pages of documents pertaining to his ouster following a network story he ran critical of former President George's Bush performance in the Texas Air National Guard. Rather's attorneys believe the...

Anchor Problems Capsized NFL Players' Boat

(Newser) - The fishing boat that capsized earlier this month leaving three football players presumed dead was improperly anchored, the AP reports. After interviewing the lone survivor, a Florida agency has determined that when the passengers attempted to free the anchor by gunning the boat’s motor, the craft was swamped and...

Lopez Lands Extra Anchor Slot
 Lopez Lands Extra Anchor Slot

Lopez Lands Extra Anchor Slot

Will be solo emcee of the entertainment show

(Newser) - Mario Lopez will become the solo anchor for Extra when the entertainment news show’s 15th season kicks off in September, Variety reports. The former weekend co-host, best known for his stints on Dancing With the Stars and the teen sitcom Saved By the Bell, replaces Dayna Devon and Mark...

Hume to Leave Fox Anchor Role
 Hume to Leave Fox Anchor Role 

Hume to Leave Fox Anchor Role

But he plans to stay on part-time as a senior political analyst

(Newser) - Fox News' Brit Hume plans to step down from his role as anchor of the daily Special Report and as Washington managing editor at the end of the year, the Washington Post reports. Hume is near a deal to stay on Fox part-time as a senior political analyst, sources say,...

2 Internet Cables Repaired
2 Internet Cables Repaired

2 Internet Cables Repaired

Med and Persian Gulf damage repaired, says operator

(Newser) - Repairs are complete on two undersea Internet cables in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf that were cut last month, reports the AP. UK-based Fiber-optic Link Around the Glob (FLAG) said the Persian Gulf cable was cut by an abandoned anchor, but the other cable cut remained unexplained. The damage...

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