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Conception dive boat captain charged with manslaughter for fire that killed 34

Conception dive boat captain charged with manslaughter for fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history. Jerry Boylan was charged with 34 counts […]

California Boat Owners Faulted for Fire That Killed 34

California Boat Owners Faulted for Fire That Killed 34

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES—One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive boat whose lack of oversight resulted in a fire that swept through the vessel and killed 34 people in their bunks below deck, federal safety officials ruled Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board […]

Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator

CBS/AP The family of the lone crew member to die in a boat fire that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel’s owners Monday in federal court. The lawsuit claims the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unseaworthy and that it lacked required smoke detectors, fire equipment and adequate […]

Dear Pro-Choice, Do Know Your Historical Neighbors?

Dear Pro-Choice, Do Know Your Historical Neighbors?

by Hector Guthrie The debate over abortion hinges on one major point: is the fetus a human or not? If the fetus is a human then it has human rights; such as the right to life, and therefore, the government has a responsibility to ensure that its right to life is not taken. It can […]