Spanish court throws out lawsuit against US treasure hunters
A Spanish court has shelved a lawsuit against American treasure hunters that accused them of having destroyed an underwater archaeological site when they looted a sunken galleon for tons of precious coins over a decade ago. In 2007, the Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration scooped up over half a million silver and gold coins from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean when it discovered a sunken Spanish galleon. Spain disputed the company's claim to the treasure, which was worth an estimated $500 million.news.yahoo.com
Apollo 13 50th anniversary exhibit to launch new space rental service
Hutchinson, we have a new space exhibit rental program. The program is launching with a new traveling exhibit timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 13 mission in April. "It's my belief that the SpaceWorks Exhibit and Artifact Rental Program can realize tremendous growth in the years to come," said Remar. The Cosmosphere's "Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival" traveling exhibit, featuring the world's highest-resolution photo op with the Apollo 13 command module Odyssey, is the first offering of the SpaceWorks Exhibit and Artifact Rental Program. The display will also include a unique chance to behold the Apollo 13 command module up close without visiting the Cosmosphere.space.com
Honda recalls nearly a quarter-million minivans due to fire risk
DETROIT – Honda is recalling 241,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. to fix a wiring problem that could cause a fire. The recall covers EX-L, Touring and Elite minivans from the 2018 through 2020 model years. The company says the wiring harness running to a third-row power outlet may have been pinched and damaged during manufacturing. Honda said Tuesday that owners will be notified of the recall by mail in mid-March. If the wiring harness is damaged, it will be replaced.
Texas City HS student arrested on suspicion in deadly carjackings
TEXAS CITY, Texas - A Texas City High School student, 16, has been arrested on suspicion in connection with a deadly carjacking following a standoff with police in La Marque. A 45-year-old Texas City man was found shot and killed by the staircase of a building. It was taken to the Texas City Police Department for processing and police believe the same person was responsible for both carjackings and the homicide. The Nissan Altima was found in La Marque at about 7:30 a.m. Monday and was taken to the Texas City Police Department for processing. "After about 45 minutes of talking with our negotiators, he did surrender peacefully," Cp.l Allen Bejerke, of the Texas City Police Department said.