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  • titanic-artifact.jpg INTERACTIVE: Titanic's salvaged artifacts to be sold

    Remnants of the Titanic disaster are being sold in a New York City auction. See an interactive timeline of how the items were salvaged and a slideshow of some of the pieces up for auction.

    April 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • Titanic-old.jpg 100 years later, Titanic-like disaster remains a risk

    The sinking of the Titanic was one of the deadliest maritime accidents ever, and led to significant improvements in safety rules aimed at preventing similar calamities. Today’s cruise ships are far better equipped to cope with emergencies. Disasters at sea are rare. Still, the question lingers: Could it happen again?

    April 11, 2012 1 Photo 6 Stories

  • Charles-Romaine.jpg Indiana cardsharp one of few men to escape Titanic

    Charles Romaine's life appeared as fascinating as it was ironic. He survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 only to get struck and killed by a New York cab a block from his home 10 years later.

    April 11, 2012 1 Photo 5 Stories

  • graveyard-titanic3.jpg Visitors drawn to town where Titanic's dead are buried

    This is a place that has a deep connection to the tragedy. Halifax is 700 miles west of the spot where the ocean liner hit an iceberg; the ships bringing bodies back to land arrived starting late in April.

    April 11, 2012 3 Photos 5 Stories

  • Titanic-Sunbury1.jpg Titanic replica sets sail ... in a pond

    A 6-foot-long model of the Titanic – built on a scale of 1 to 144 of the original ocean liner -- is not just a showboat. With a custom-built rudder, propellers and remote control, it's made to sail, all the while looking like its namesake, down to the tiniest detail.
    Includes video.

    April 10, 2012 3 Photos

  • Titanic-corsicana.jpg Great-granddaughter: Trip was ill-fated from the start

    Fran Reynolds never met her great-grandparents. But, chances are, she knows far more about them then the average great-granddaughter. That’s because Samuel Beard Risien and his second wife, Emma Jane, died aboard the Titanic 100 years ago this week.

    April 10, 2012 1 Photo 5 Stories

  • titanic1.jpg Titanic museums to mark anniversary of sinking

    Titanic museums in the Smoky Mountains and Branson, Mo., have told the ship's story to 7 million visitors in the past six years. Now the attractions are marking the Titanic centennial by sponsoring a Coast Guard cutter to take 1.5 million rose petals to the North Atlantic site where the ship sank 100 years ago.

    April 9, 2012 2 Photos 3 Stories

  • Titanic2RGB.jpg Sisters break silence about family connection to Titanic

    Valerie Anewalt and Orian Greene are distinctive descendants of the Titanic. Two family members survived and two died aboard the ocean liner that sank off the coast of Newfoundland 100 years ago.
    Includes Video

    April 8, 2012 2 Photos 3 Stories

  • titanic-sharon.jpg Matriarch's survival story inspires Pa. family

    A Pennsylvania woman finds strength in the story of her great-grandmother, a Lebanese immigrant who survived the sinking of the Titanic aboard one of the last lifeboats to leave the ship, after being pulled to safety by "finely dressed" first-class passengers.

    April 8, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 4 Stories

  • titanic-belfast.jpg Belfast draws tourists to site where doomed ship was built

    Belfast's impressive new tourist attraction — the 100-million pound ($160 million, €120 million) Titanic Belfast visitor center — offers a loving portrait of the excitement, ambition and opulence surrounding the doomed trans-Atlantic liner.

    April 7, 2012 3 Photos 4 Stories

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