USS Indianapolis, sunk after atomic bomb mission, is found

USS Indianapolis, sunk after atomic bomb mission, is found

Friday, a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the cruiser’s wreckage on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet below the surface. The discovery brings a measure of closure to one of most tragic maritime disasters in US naval history. “To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling,” Allen said. “As Americans, we all owe a debt…

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Recycling revolution: How empty wine and beer bottles could be used to build roads

Recycling revolution: How empty wine and beer bottles could be used to build roads

Posted August 20, 2017 09:26:48 Photo: Ashleigh Hansen and Ingrid Hatfield joined 100 other Canberrans at the Hume recycling plant open day. (ABC News: Siobhan Heanue) Wine and beer bottles tossed away by Canberrans may soon end up helping to build the city’s roads and homes. An $8 million upgrade of the recycling facility at Hume allows glass bottles to be imploded and turned into fine “glass sand”, which can be used in construction. Recycling management company Re.Group, which runs the plant, said two construction companies have already agreed to…

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Terror cell 'dismantled' as police hunt Moroccan over Barcelona attack

Terror cell 'dismantled' as police hunt Moroccan over Barcelona attack

Updated August 20, 2017 00:28:38 A massive manhunt is underway for the 22-year-old Moroccan man suspected of driving the van that ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the Spanish Government says the extremist cell behind the attack has been “fully dismantled”. Key points: Manhunt underway for van driver in Barcelona attack Police have arrested four people, five suspects killed Australian boy still missing Police have arrested four people in connection with the attack at the famed Las Ramblas on Thursday and another in the Catalan seaside…

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SA builder in $215m housing project

SA builder in $215m housing project

SOUTH Australia’s Hickinbotham Group will build a $215 million residential development in the southern suburbs. The building company plans to construct a 700-home development on a 42ha site in Seaford Meadows. It will include 6ha of open space. Hickinbotham Group managing director Michael Hickinbotham said they were “absolutely delighted” to be selected for the development after a comprehensive expression of interest process. “As part of our overall plan, high quality, functional open space will permeate through the community estate and be integrated with local roads designed for safety, convenience and…

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Thousands join rival marches over free speech rally in Boston

Thousands join rival marches over free speech rally in Boston

The march and rally came one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. There were no major incidents reported Saturday in Boston, but police said 27 were arrested — mostly for disorderly conduct and assaults on police officers. “It’s clear today that Boston stood for peace and love, not bigotry and hate,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. Amid a heavy police presence, men, women and children from diverse backgrounds showed up Saturday morning to march from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury to Boston…

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