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Friday June 23rd, 2023 morning edition

image for OceanGate submersible: Titanic-bound submersible suffered 'catastrophic implosion.' The US Navy detected an implosion Sunday and told rescuers, an official tells CNN

All five people aboard the submersible, known as the “Titan,” were killed, the US Coast Guard said in a Thursday news conference.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report about the acoustic signature picked up by the Navy.

Minutes before the US Coast Guard news conference, OceanGate Expeditions, the company that operated the deep-sea submersible, issued a statement grieving the five men on board.

The news ends a saga that began Sunday when the Titan began its descent to explore the wreckage of the Titanic.

Earlier this week, there were moments that offered hope to the family and friends of the missing vessel.

A screengrab from a Canadian Armed Forces Operations video released on Wednesday shows search efforts for the OceanGate Titan submersible.

OceanGate Expeditions strayed from industry norms by declining a voluntary, rigorous safety review of the vessel, according to an industry leader. »

Former Titan submersible passenger who took 4 dives in it, including to the Titanic, said communication with the surface ship was lost 'every single time'

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Mike Reiss said there were communication issues on all four dives he took in OceanGate's Titan.

A former passenger of the Titan submersible said he took four dives in it, including to the Titanic shipwreck, and that there were communication issues on every one of them.

The Titan went missing Sunday morning after losing communication with its surface vessel less than two hours into the dive. »

Hamilton the hog ties up police officers for days, terrorizing Pennsylvania town: 'Fastest pig alive'

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Police in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania had a "hog" wild few days last week as they attempted to catch a loose pig that was reported scurrying around the Hamilton Park neighborhood.

Three officers and one civilian police aide – with a combined 40 years of experience – all responded but were unable to catch the sneaky swine.

"As it turns out, Hamilton wasn't as tired as we thought because we're fairly certain he's the fastest pig alive.". »

'Landing frame and rear cover' found at debris field in hunt for missing sub

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A remotely operated underwater vehicle on the sea floor made the breakthrough - and the US Coast Guard is evaluating the information ahead of a news conference at 8pm UK time tonight.

"But I think if this was Titanic debris, the Coast Guard would have made a distinction in the announcement.

The US Coast Guard had predicted the air supply in the vessel would run out at 12.08pm UK time on Thursday. »

Trump latest news today: Trump pleads for help from Congress as DoJ shares first classified documents evidence

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Former president Donald Trump called on Congress to investigate the multiple investigations into him on the local, state and federal level in a series of posts on Truth Social.

“Congress will hopefully now look at the ever continuing Witch Hunts and ELECTION INTERFERENCE against me on perfectly legal Boxes,” he wrote.

In other news, South Carolina rep Nancy Mace has emerged as a possible running mate for the twice-indicted former president, according to some reports. »