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  • 'Titanic' composer dies in California plane crash at 61
    'Titanic' composer dies in California plane crash at 61 Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film "Titanic" and its megahit theme song "My Heart Will Go On", was killed when the private plane he was piloting crashed in southern California, his agents confirmed on Tuesday. Horner's agents, Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz, said his single-engine plane crashed in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles, on Monday morning. Hollywood stars from Russell Crowe to Ron Howard took to Twitter to pay tribute to Horner. More »

  • Tributes For Titanic Composer James Horner
    Tributes For Titanic Composer James Horner Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Celebrities including directors James Cameron and Ron Howard have paid tribute to the Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who has died in a plane crash at the age of 61. The Titanic composer's agent Michael Gorfaine confirmed that Mr Horner was killed when his single-engine aircraft crashed in a remote forest 100 miles north-west of Los Angeles. Nobody else was on board the plane, which was one of several owned by Mr Horner. More »

  • Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash
    Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61. More »

  • Agent says Oscar-winning 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in California … Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Agent says Oscar-winning 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in California plane crash. More »

  • Hollywood mourns 'Titanic' composer Horner
    Hollywood mourns 'Titanic' composer Horner Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Shell-shocked Hollywood mourned Tuesday James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of musical scores for a string of smash-hit movies including "Titanic" and "Avatar," who died in a plane crash aged 61. More »

  • Titanic Composer Feared Dead In Plane Crash
    Titanic Composer Feared Dead In Plane Crash Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner is feared dead after a single-engine plane registered to him crashed in southern California. The crash happened at around 9.30am local time on Monday near Quatal Canyon in Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County fire spokesman Mike Lindbery said. The identity of the pilot has not been officially released, but Jay Cooper, a lawyer for Mr Horner, said no one has heard from him since the crash. More »

  • 'Titanic' composer dies in California plane crash: media
    'Titanic' composer dies in California plane crash: media Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film "Titanic" and its mega-hit theme song "My Heart Will Go On", died in a plane crash in southern California on Monday, U.S. media reported. The aircraft came down in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles, triggering a fire that charred more than an acre of brush, local fire authorities said. Star actors from Russell Crowe to Kirstie Alley took to Twitter to pay tribute to Horner, after trade publications The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported he had died in his private plane. More »

  • Plane in California crash registered to 'Titanic' composer
    Plane in California crash registered to 'Titanic' composer Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A single-engine plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner crashed Monday in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released. More »

  • ‘When the Titanic left Belfast, it was in a good place and when I left Waterford …
    ‘When the Titanic left Belfast, it was in a good place and when I left Waterford … Thu, May 7, 2015

    No surprise to Michael Ryan that Waterford are riding high. More »

  • Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano
    Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A giant blob-shaped reservoir of searing-hot rock has been discovered far below the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park — one that could fill the Grand Canyon more than 11 times over, researchers say. The newfound blob-shaped magma reservoir lies in the lower crust, scientists reported today (April 23) in the journal Science. The molten rock extends from about 12 to 28 miles (19 to 45 kilometers) deep, and measures about 30 miles (48 km) long northwest to southeast and 44 miles (70 km) long southwest to northeast. This magma reservoir is about 11,200 cubic miles (46,700 cubic km) in size. More »

  • Titanic owners asked for money to return officer’s body to England – but the …
  • Campaign To Save Titanic's Guiding Light
    Campaign To Save Titanic's Guiding Light Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    A storm is brewing on the coast of Northern Ireland over plans to replace the antique lamp in a lighthouse with a cheaper LED version. But Chris Murphy, a maritime conservationist, disagrees. The 130ft (40m) lighthouse is the tallest on the island and has shone for 176 years, providing comfort to people on land and at sea. More »

  • Police say ‘nothing untoward’ about object after Titanic security alert
    Police say ‘nothing untoward’ about object after Titanic security alert Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The alert had been raised about a suspicious object that had been found. More »

  • Atletico hosts Barcelona in titanic quarterfinal Copa clash
    Atletico hosts Barcelona in titanic quarterfinal Copa clash Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid and Barcelona fittingly have Wednesday in Spanish football all to themselves for the return leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal. More »

  • Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000
    Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000 Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. More »

  • Letter from Titanic survivor sells for $11,875 at auction Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A letter from a wealthy survivor of the Titanic grumbling about "disgraceful" treatment in the press has sold at auction for $11,875. More »

  • Titanic of the Ancient World: Treasure from Ancient Greek Ship Uncovered off …
    Titanic of the Ancient World: Treasure from Ancient Greek Ship Uncovered off … Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    A Greek ship that sank off the remote island of Antikythera in the Aegan Sea more than 2,000 years ago has been described as the "Titanic of the ancient world". More »

  • Buried Treasures Pulled from 'Titanic of Ancient World'
    Buried Treasures Pulled from 'Titanic of Ancient World' Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece. "The evidence shows this is the largest ancient shipwreck ever discovered," Brendan Foley, a marine archaeologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, said in a statement. Over the past few weeks, Foley and his colleagues used a suite of high-tech equipment — they even tested a semi-robotic Exosuit for diving — to explore the famed Antikythera wreck. Sponge fishermen found the wreck in 1900 off the coast of Antikythera, a small Greek island with sheer cliffs positioned along an ancient shipping route. More »

  • Letter records Titanic's near-miss of another ship Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — It was the collision that never happened, the moment of peril that could have saved the Titanic. More »

  • ‘Shocked’ boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar
    ‘Shocked’ boaters rescued in Cobh after motor-craft crashes at Titanic Bar Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    The men were thrown from their vessel after hitting a buoy, which sped away from the scene and crashed into the shore. More »

  • Snapshot: Carl Frampton is in ridiculously good shape ahead of Titanic showdown …
    Snapshot: Carl Frampton is in ridiculously good shape ahead of Titanic showdown … Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Belfast boxer is looking lean and mean. More »

  • Big four set for titanic second Wimbledon week
    Big four set for titanic second Wimbledon week Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Wimbledon will showcase all the big four of the men's game in the second week, for the first time in three years after Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the last 16. More »

  • US Titanic discoverer embarks on new mission
    US Titanic discoverer embarks on new mission Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    US ocean explorer Robert Ballard, famed for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, embarked Wednesday on an expedition in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. More »

  • 'Titanic' musical postpones fall Broadway trip
    'Titanic' musical postpones fall Broadway trip Wed, May 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musical "Titanic" has reversed course and will no longer steam onto Broadway this fall. More »

  • Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director
    Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director Tue, May 13, 2014

    Hollywood director James Cameron on Tuesday mourned a "tragic loss" after a deep sea research vessel imploded nearly 10 kilometres (six miles) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean. More »

  • Letter written aboard Titanic sells for $200,000
    Letter written aboard Titanic sells for $200,000 Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A letter written by a passenger on the Titanic describing the "wonderful passage" — hours before the ship hit an iceberg — sold at auction Saturday for 119,000 pounds ($200,000). More »

  • Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000
    Last letter from Titanic sells for $200,000 Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The last letter known to have been written on board the Titanic sold at auction in Britain for £119,000 ($200,000, 145,000 euros) on Saturday. More »

  • 'Last' Titanic Letter Fetches Record Price
    'Last' Titanic Letter Fetches Record Price Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The letter was written by second class passenger Esther Hart on Sunday April 14, 1912, and was meant to be delivered to her mother in Essex. It went under the hammer at Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, along with other Titanic collectibles. Mrs Hart, who was travelling with her daughter and well-known survivor Eva Hart, writes about being ill on board. More »

  • Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned
    Letter written aboard the Titanic to be auctioned Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — In April 1912, Esther Hart wrote home about her journey to a new life. "The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now," said Hart, a passenger on the Titanic. More »

  • Titanic Sunk During Average Iceberg Year
    Titanic Sunk During Average Iceberg Year Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Old Coast Guard records are throwing cold water on a long-standing explanation for the loss of the Titanic: the suggestion that the fateful journey took place in waters bristling with icebergs, making 1912 an unlucky year to sail the North Atlantic. The findings also contradict a popular notion that the Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier on Greenland's west coast birthed the Titanic's deadly 'berg. Instead, a computer model suggests that one of the glaciers at Greenland's southern tip released the iceberg that hit the Titanic on April 14, 1912, drowning more than 1,500 people in the frigid ocean. "I think the question of whether this was an unusual year has been laid to rest," said Grant Bigg, an environmental scientist at the University of Sheffield and lead study author, adding, "1912 is not an exceptional year." More »

  • Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me
    Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    It is one of the most famous scenes in film history and the role that confirmed her status as a Hollywood star but Kate Winslet has admitted she hates THAT naked scene in Titanic. The flame-haired actress admitted that while many fans treasured the moment that Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) sketches her character Rose wearing nothing but the Heart of the Ocean necklace, it makes her feel 'uncomfortable'. In the new dystopian sci-fi film, based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth, Winslet plays villian Jeanine Matthews. More »

  • On This Day: The Titanic’s sister ship Britannic is launched – only to also …
    On This Day: The Titanic’s sister ship Britannic is launched – only to also … Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    The hospital craft was the largest vessel to sink during the First World War. More »

  • Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  …
    Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  … Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier, believed to have sunk the Titanic, has recorded its fastest-ever speed, moving at 17km per year over 2012/2013. Experts at the University of Washington and the German Space Agency measured the speed in 2012 and 2013. Scientists say these speeds are "unprecedented" and are the fastest recorded for any glacier in Greenland or Antarctica. Lead author Ian Joughin said: "We are now seeing summer speeds more than four times what they were in the 1990s on a glacier which at that time was believed to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, glacier in Greenland. More »

  • Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last …
    Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last … Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    It happened on American TV show Saturday Night Live. More »

  • Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship
    Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    The museum will take the shape of a replica Titanic. More »