North Carolina

1:27pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Captain's Judgment Questioned After Sinking Of Tall Ship

Originally published on Fri December 14, 2012 10:41 am

The 180-foot sailing vessel Bounty goes down off the North Carolina coast on Monday.
USCG United States Coast Guard

When the HMS Bounty set sail in 1787, Captain William Bligh had only his instincts to safely complete a journey from England to the South Pacific island of Tahiti. Last week, Robin Walbridge, captain of a replica of Bligh's ship of mutiny fame, had every modern weather-forecasting resource to plan a voyage from New London, Conn., to St. Petersburg, Fla.

But it didn't keep him from a fatal misjudgment.

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5:35am

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues 14 Forced By Sandy To Abandon Tall Ship

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:49 pm

A screen grab from video of the Coast Guard's rescue operation that saved 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty on Monday.
U.S. Coast Guard

Monday's rescue of 14 sailors who were forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty off the coast of North Carolina as then-Hurricane Sandy roared through was videotaped by the Coast Guard.

There's now some dramatic footage posted online.

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2:27pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Around the Nation

Want To Be Rich? Be Lucky, Know Right People

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 9:42 am

Michael and Amy Tiemann estimate their personal wealth at about $25 million — and say luck played no small part in their financial success.
Art Silverman NPR

As the presidential campaign has unfolded, the candidates have traded polemics about wealth, class warfare, dependency and the role of government.

And while it may be uncomfortable to admit, some Americans are simply more financially successful than others. But why do some achieve wealth, while others struggle? And what do we think explains our prosperity — or lack thereof?

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5:08am

Wed October 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Chemistry Nobel Goes To Scientists Who Studied Body's Receptors

This year's winners of the Chemistry Nobel: Robert Lefkowitz (left) and Brian Kobilka.
NobelPrize.org

Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their "groundbreaking discoveries" about the "fine-tuned system of interactions between billions of cells" in the human body, the Nobel Prize committee announced this morning.

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1:35am

Tue October 2, 2012
It's All Politics

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Be Crucial To Winning The State

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 11:24 am

A sign directs voters to polls at a polling station on Nov. 4, 2008, in Shallotte, N.C.
Logan Mock-Bunting Getty Images

In this year's presidential campaign, $11 million has been spent so far on ads targeting Hispanics, according to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media/CMAG.

That's eight times the amount spent four years ago on Spanish-language ads, and it's focused in just a handful of battleground states: Florida, Nevada, Colorado and, perhaps most surprisingly, North Carolina.

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