A maritime salvage company of "treasure hunters" discovered some of the United States' oldest European artifacts in shipwrecks near Cape Canaveral in 2016. Now, the finders are suing the state of Florida for millions of dollars in damages, alleging a conspiracy of sorts between the governments of France and Florida to deprive the company of its share of the spoils. Global Marine Exploration (GME) alleges that some Florida state officials misused their knowledge of the location of the artifacts — including several 16th century cannons, estimated to be worth $1 million each — and colluded with France to help that nation take control of the shipwreck sites and artifacts. Between May and June of 2016, GME's divers discovered the cannons and other debris from three colonial-era shipwrecks buried beneath a few feet of sand on the shallow. [20 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks Ever] The company was operating using six underwater-exploration permits for the Cape Canaveral area that the … [Read more...] about Did a Conspiracy Rob These Treasure Hunters of Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Florida Shipwreck Artifacts?
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The death of a woman who a family friend says was pinned as a Navy Chief Petty Officer last week is being investigated as murder, CBS Jacksonville affiliate WJAX-TV reports. Police said they received a "medical emergency" the night she was pronounced dead, but they suspect foul play. Andrea Washington, a 19-year veteran of the Navy and a mom of three, was found dead in a Jacksonville, Florida, home on Monday. Washington was scheduled to appear in court that day, according to WJAX-TV. Washington petitioned earlier this month for a domestic violence injunction against a man, saying he pulled a gun on her and that she was kicked, the station reports. A temporary order was granted on September 5, and the next court hearing, set for Monday, never took place. WJAX-TV asked the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office if the man in the injunction is considered a person of interest. A spokesperson said no new information was available and that the investigation is … [Read more...] about Navy officer found dead on day she was due in court
David Katz, the shooter who killed two people and wounded 10 others before taking his own life at an e-sports tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, was in treatment for psychiatric issues at least as early as the age of 12, according to family divorce records.Katz, who was 24, was prescribed a number of psychiatric medications, including an antipsychotic, and saw "a succession of psychiatrists," according to a 2006 letter from the father's attorney. A separate 2006 court filing states that a therapist said David had experienced a "psychiatric crisis."CNN also obtained police records that show 26 calls for service to the police from the Katz family home in Columbia, Maryland, from 1993 to 2009, for issues ranging from "mental illness" to domestic disputes. At least two of those calls involved Katz arguing with his mother, though none of the reports provided to CNN show any physical violence. The Howard County Police Department declined to release the reports from a number of … [Read more...] about Jacksonville shooter had history of mental illness and police visits to family home
Bill Barrow, Associated Press Updated 9:25 pm PDT, Monday, August 27, 2018 FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for her party's nomination for an open Senate seat, suggested the announcement that McCain was ending medical treatment was intended to hurt her campaign hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, Aug. 25. less FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for ... more Photo: Bob Christie, AP In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, U.S. Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., stands at the international border with Mexico, with ranchers Jim Chilton, … [Read more...] about What to watch during elections in Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma
caption Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. source Chris Hopkins/ Getty Images A Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after posing as a jihadist online and planning to blow up a building. Joshua Ryne Goldberg had a number of unusual online personas, and reportedly became fixated on stoking fears of a terror attack in Australia. Law enforcement began investigating Goldberg for his online discussions prior to a 2015 shooting in Garland, Texas. Shortly before his arrest, Goldberg instructed an FBI informant to place a bomb at a firefighter’s memorial event for first responders killed in the September 11th attacks in Kansas City, Missouri. A Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in a federal medical prison facility, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, after posing online as a jihadist and planning to blow up a building. Joshua Ryne … [Read more...] about Florida man who pretended to be an Australian jihadist has been jailed for 10 years