The US Navy backed the hunt for Titanic in part because the explorer who found it argued it would 'drive the Soviets crazy,' book reveals
The president and his Navy secretary wanted to rattle the Soviets psychologically, and one explorer convinced them finding Titanic would do just that.news.yahoo.com
Hawaii prepares for high winds, rain as hurricane nears
A worker puts reinforcements on boarded storefront windows in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as Hurricane Douglas approaches. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU Hawaii prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, with predictions of high winds, rain and storm surge. Douglas weakened Saturday to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Hawaii, but officials warned people should not be lulled into complacency. We know that it is weakening as it approaches, but it still will have significant impact on each island, Hawaii Gov. President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii because of the hurricane, directing federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts.
35 years later, discovery of Titanic was like finding treasure for historians, collectors
Besides, nobody knew exactly where the ship was anyway, and even the most developed technology couldn’t locate it miles below the surface of the ocean. The only problem was that the Navy didn’t want anything to do with the Titanic. Finally, pieces of debris appeared on the cameras of Knorr, one of which was the boiler of the Titanic. In the summer of 1986, Ballard returned to the Titanic wreckage as part of the first submersible that took humans underwater there for further investigation. The aftermathIn the years after the discovery, numerous dives and expeditions have taken place to retrieve valuable items from the Titanic.
Driver dies after impact with high-speed train in Pompano Beach
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A driver died after a high-speed train crashed into the black car Sunday in Pompano Beach. The Virgin Trains USA train, formerly known as Brightline train, collided with the car about 11:30 a.m.Officers found the driver dead inside the car near the intersection of Northeast 33rd Street and North Dixie Highway. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies did not release the identity of the victim. Earlier this week, Robert Ballard, 56, of Pompano Beach, was killed when the high-speed train struck him Tuesday morning at the same intersection, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Bicyclist struck, killed by Brightline train in Pompano Beach identified
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Investigators have released the name of the bicyclist who was struck and killed by a Brightline train in Pompano Beach. Broward Sheriff's Office traffic homicide detectives said Robert Ballard, 56, of Pompano Beach, was killed when he was struck by the northbound train Tuesday morning at North Dixie Highway and Northeast 33rd Street. Witnesses told deputies they saw the man ride around the lowered safety arms and attempt to cross the railroad tracks when he was struck by the high-speed passenger rail train, which is being rebranded as Virgin Trains USA. Ballard was pronounced dead at the scene. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
An Unlikely Informant, The Unknown America, King of Crossfit
An Unlikely Informant, The Unknown America, King of Crossfit Anderson Cooper interviews undercover informant Michael Blutrich, one of the most effective informants ever, according to authorities; then, with over 50 percent of our nation lying underwater, huge discoveries await, says explorer Robert Ballard; and, Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Greg Glassman, creator of the CrossFit workout.cbsnews.com