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Searchers find 2nd ship from doomed British expedition

TORONTO (AP) — The second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a storied expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found. The Arctic Research Foundation said Monday that the HMS Terror has been located by a research ship. Last …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 10. FICTION 1. “Magic” by Danielle Steele (Delacorte) 2. “The Games” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown) 3. “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine) 4. “The Girls” by Emma Cline (Random House) 5. “End of Watch” by Stephen King (Scribner) 6. “The …

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 22nd. FICTION 1. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books)  2. “15th Affair” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)  3. “The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 4. “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci …

Spain commemorates the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death

MADRID (AP) — Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of its best-known writer, Miguel de Cervantes on Saturday. Events took place throughout the country celebrating the author of “Don Quixote,” one of the most influential books in world literature and a work generally regarded as the precursor of …

Rare Spider-Man comic sells at auction for $454,100

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Dallas-based auction house says a rare copy of a comic book featuring the first appearance of Spider-Man has sold for $454,100. The comic book was purchased by an anonymous collector, and Heritage Auctions says Thursday’s sale is a record for a public auction price for …

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

Sometimes the act of dying, by itself, represents a type of victory. Such was the case for Richard “Dick” Walters, who was a leader in the effort to get the state of Vermont to pass aid-in-dying legislation. Diagnosed with lung cancer, Walters ultimately used the law to end his own …

‘Logan’s Run’ co-author George Clayton Johnson dead at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clayton Johnson, the legendary science-fiction writer who authored the first “Star Trek” television episode and several classic stories for the popular 1960s TV show “The Twilight Zone,” died on Christmas Day. He was 86. Johnson, who also co-wrote the dark futuristic tale “Logan’s Run,” died …