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US challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio

The U.S. government will try to stop a company's planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic’s wireless telegraph machine, arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed.

Newfoundland reeling after blizzard buries capital

Canada’s weather agency has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John’s, Newfoundland, area but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the province’s capital city

Coeur d’Alene producer captivated by Broadway-bound 9/11 musical

Coeur d’Alene stage producer Laura Little is part of the team behind “Come From Away,” a popular musical about what happened after 38 commercial flights were diverted to a remote town in Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s playing now at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., and will debut next March on Broadway.

On 9/11, a town in Canada offered refuge to 7,000 stranded travelers

Fifteen years ago, on the day the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon burned and almost 3,000 people died, hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of frightened passengers were ordered to land. When the United States shut down its airspace, tiny Gander International Airport in Newfoundland opened its runways, taking in 38 wide-body planes on trans-Atlantic routes.