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Wednesday June 21st, 2023 day edition

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The P8 heard banging sounds in the area every 30 minutes.

Four hours later additional sonar was deployed and banging was still heard.”

The announcement did not state what time the banging was heard, or what was thought to have caused it.

The Boston Coast Guard declined to comment on the reported “banging” sounds, as did the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The United States Coast Guard said in a statement on Twitter early Wednesday that a Canadian surveillance aircraft searching for the missing submersible “detected underwater noises in the search area.”.

The Boston Coast Guard, which is leading the rescue efforts, did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the reported tapping sounds.

According to the Coast Guard, the Titan lost contact with its support ship one hour and 45 minutes into Sunday’s dive. »

Judge to unseal identities of 3 people who backed George Santos' $500K bond

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A federal judge in Central Islip, New York has agreed to unseal the court records showing the identities of the people who helped Rep. George Santos, Republican of New York, make bond in his federal criminal case.

Santos was released on May 10 on a $500,000 bond, after he was indicted on 13 federal criminal counts, including fraud.

He has sought to keep confidential the identities of the three people who helped him make the bond for his release. »

Iceland suspends whale hunt on animal welfare concerns

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Iceland's government said Tuesday it was suspending this year's whale hunt until the end of August due to animal welfare concerns, likely bringing the controversial practice to a historic end.

"I have taken the decision to suspend whaling" until August 31, Food Minister Svandis Svavarsdottir said in a statement, after a government-commissioned report concluded the hunt does not comply with Iceland's Animal Welfare Act.

A recent monitoring report by the Food and Veterinary Authority on the fin whale hunt found that the killing of the animals took too long based on the main objectives of the Animal Welfare Act. »

‘Signs of life’: Hopes mounting for breakthrough in search for missing Titan sub

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“Likely signs of life” have been detected in the area where a missing Titan submersible was last seen.

The Explorers Club’s statement followed earlier revelations from leaked government documents that “banging” sounds had been heard coming from the area the submersible was last seen.

The sounds were heard in 30-minute intervals by a Canadian aircraft searching for the lost vessel, which failed to return on Sunday from a planned expedition to the Titanic wreckage. »

Employee testifies restaurants offered priest to extract confessions of workplace ‘sins;’ federal court orders payment of $140K to 35 workers

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Employee testifies restaurants offered priest to extract confessions of workplace ‘sins;’ federal court orders payment of $140K to 35 workers.

“This employer’s despicable attempts to retaliate against employees were intended to silence workers, obstruct an investigation and prevent the recovery of unpaid wages.”.

Employers and workers can call the division confidentially with questions, regardless of where they are from. »