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January 14, 2012

Captain of cruise ship that ran aground off Italy arrested: report


Updated 2:15 p.m. ET

The captain of the 4,200-pasenger luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany has been arrested, CNN reports, citing a local prosecutor. He is reportedly being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship.

At least three people died in the accident and about 40 people are still unaccounted for, revised downward from 70 earlier in the day.

Updated 1:35 p.m. ET:

Italian authorities were questioning the captain of the 4,200-pasenger luxury cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, CNN reports.

Authorities want to know why the ship didn't issue a mayday call during the accident near the Italian island of Giglio on Friday night, according to the report.

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, Francesco Schettino is taken into custody in Grosseto, Italy

Latest Wecam from the scene:
January 14, 2012

Latest webcam shot of the Costa Concordia on her side in Giglio Harbor

WOW! Looks to be a total loss!!! SOLAS be damned!

on edit: pics from the BBC:

January 12, 2012

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January 4, 2012

Robert L. Carter, an Architect of School Desegregation, Dies at 94


Robert L. Carter, a former federal judge in New York who, as a lawyer, was a leading strategist and a persuasive voice in the legal assault on racial segregation in 20th-century America, died on Tuesday morning in Manhattan. He was 94.

The cause was complications of a stroke, said his son John W. Carter, a justice of the New York Supreme Court in the Bronx.

Judge Carter presided over the merger of professional basketball leagues in the 1970s and was instrumental in opening the New York City police force to more minority applicants. But perhaps his greatest impact came in the late 1940s and 1950s as a member of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., led by Thurgood Marshall.

The lawyers for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. From left, Louis L. Redding, Robert L. Carter, Oliver W. Hill, Thurgood Marshall and Spottswood W. Robinson III.

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