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California's Coronado named No. 1 U.S. beach


With Americans packing up for travel over the Memorial Day weekend, one coastal hot spot in Southern California is winning praise as the best U.S. beach in an annual ranking from a Florida professor.

Japan tsunami bones to wash up in US: oceanographer

Shoes containing human bones from people killed by the 2011 Japanese tsunami are likely to begin washing up on the US West Coast later this year, an expert has said.

Curt Ebbesmeyer, a retired oceano

Music legends at Summer’s funeral

Disco queen Donna Summer was buried in Nashville, Tennesee with a thousand guests including music producers David Foster and Giorgio Moroder attending the funeral ceremony.

Sea weed: Four tonnes marijuana found floating off US coast

US coast guards have recovered more than four tonnes of marijuana - 160 bales - floating off the coast of California, in a mystery incident, police said Monday.

The drug haul, worth more than $3 mill

‘Godfather of go-go’ chuck brown dies

Chuck Brown, known as the “Godfather of Go-Go” for the subgenre of funk music he helped create, died on Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

Big-wave surfer enters record books by riding 78-foot 'monster'

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara has been recognized by Guinness World Records for surfing the largest wave ever ridden, a towering 78-foot (24 -meter) wall of water he says he caught at Nazare, Portu

Lopez gets royal treatment from beau

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Actress Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart is so fond of her that he tries to provide the best of everything to her. "He treats her like a queen. Casper centres everything on Jennifer," people.com quoted a source as saying.

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, aka MCA, dies

Adam Yauch, a co-founder of Grammy-winning hip-hop giants the Beastie Boys, died on Friday after a three-year battle with cancer, the band’s publicists said.

Soccer ball lost in Japan's tsunami found off Alaska

A soccer ball that apparently floated across the Pacific Ocean after being swept away from northeastern Japan in the March 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has been found on the coast of Middleton Island o

Under pressure, Disney film boss Ross resigns


Rich Ross resigned under pressure as chairman of Walt Disney Co's movie studio after a less than three-year run that included the release of 'John Carter', one of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood

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