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Navy's oldest warship heading out for historic cruise
BOSTON (AP) -- It's just a short trip but it's historic for the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship.
The USS Constitution will sail under its own power for just the second time in more than a century to commemorate the battle that won it the nickname "Old Ironsides," because enemy cannon balls seemed to bounce off.
The Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth to the main deepwater pathway into Boston harbor for a 10-minute cruise. The last time the Constitution went to sea was on its 200th birthday in 1997.
During today's sail, the Constitution will unfurl four of its 36 sails. Officials say tugs will stand by as a precaution.
Forecasters say the weather looks favorable. The ship won't move in winds less than five mph and anything over about 15 mph is too high for the old ship.
Posted: Sunday, August 19 2012, 09:44 AM CDT
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Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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