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Search for missing California ferry passenger called off

Jun. 12, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday night called off a sweeping air and sea search for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Southern California. Crews from Los Angeles County and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Thursday night and all...

Search on for missing Catalina ferry passenger

Jun. 11, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday evening for a passenger who reportedly fell overboard from a Santa Catalina Island ferry. A man was reported to have fallen off the Jet Cat Express at around 6 p.m. several miles offshore of Long Beach as the...

Utah man sentenced to 30 years in death of wife on cruise

Jun. 03, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise in 2017, with a federal judge describing the crime as violent and brutal. Prosecutors had sought life in prison for Kenneth Manzanares, who...

1st cruise ship sails through Venice since start of pandemic

Jun. 03, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Early risers in Venice were surprised Thursday to see a cruise ship nosing down the Giudecca canal for the first time since the start of the pandemic, despite repeated government pledges to reroute such huge vessels due to safety and environmental concerns. ...

Utah man faces sentencing in beating death of wife on cruise

Jun. 02, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The father of a Utah woman beaten to death by her husband on an Alaska cruise in 2017 told a judge Wednesday he would consider it justice if the man went to prison for the rest of his life. Jeff Hunt briefly composed himself before speaking at a...

Defense: Utah man charged with killing wife had brain injury

May. 07, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife on an Alaska cruise had brain abnormalities a defense expert deemed consistent with injuries caused by playing contact sports, according to a court filing in...

Postcard from Titanic's radio operator being sold at auction

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postcard written by the Titanic's senior radio operator just weeks before the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 has been put up for auction. The card, with a glossy image of the ill-fated ship on the front, was written by Jack Phillips to...

Sentencing set in Alaska cruise ship beating death case

Mar. 30, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sentencing has been set for June for a man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the beating death of his wife during a 2017 family cruise to Alaska. Kenneth Manzanares, who is from Utah, signed a plea agreement in the case in January...