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  • graveyard-titanic3.jpg Visitors drawn to town where Titanic's dead are buried

    This is a place that has a deep connection to the tragedy. Halifax is 700 miles west of the spot where the ocean liner hit an iceberg; the ships bringing bodies back to land arrived starting late in April.

    April 11, 2012 3 Photos 5 Stories

  • Titanic-Sunbury1.jpg Titanic replica sets sail ... in a pond

    A 6-foot-long model of the Titanic – built on a scale of 1 to 144 of the original ocean liner -- is not just a showboat. With a custom-built rudder, propellers and remote control, it's made to sail, all the while looking like its namesake, down to the tiniest detail.
    Includes video.

    April 10, 2012 3 Photos

  • Titanic-corsicana.jpg Great-granddaughter: Trip was ill-fated from the start

    Fran Reynolds never met her great-grandparents. But, chances are, she knows far more about them then the average great-granddaughter. That’s because Samuel Beard Risien and his second wife, Emma Jane, died aboard the Titanic 100 years ago this week.

    April 10, 2012 1 Photo 5 Stories

  • titanic1.jpg Titanic museums to mark anniversary of sinking

    Titanic museums in the Smoky Mountains and Branson, Mo., have told the ship's story to 7 million visitors in the past six years. Now the attractions are marking the Titanic centennial by sponsoring a Coast Guard cutter to take 1.5 million rose petals to the North Atlantic site where the ship sank 100 years ago.

    April 9, 2012 2 Photos 3 Stories

  • Titanic2RGB.jpg Sisters break silence about family connection to Titanic

    Valerie Anewalt and Orian Greene are distinctive descendants of the Titanic. Two family members survived and two died aboard the ocean liner that sank off the coast of Newfoundland 100 years ago.
    Includes Video

    April 8, 2012 2 Photos 3 Stories

  • titanic-sharon.jpg Matriarch's survival story inspires Pa. family

    A Pennsylvania woman finds strength in the story of her great-grandmother, a Lebanese immigrant who survived the sinking of the Titanic aboard one of the last lifeboats to leave the ship, after being pulled to safety by "finely dressed" first-class passengers.

    April 8, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 4 Stories

  • titanic-belfast.jpg Belfast draws tourists to site where doomed ship was built

    Belfast's impressive new tourist attraction — the 100-million pound ($160 million, €120 million) Titanic Belfast visitor center — offers a loving portrait of the excitement, ambition and opulence surrounding the doomed trans-Atlantic liner.

    April 7, 2012 3 Photos 4 Stories

  • titanic-teacher.jpg Teacher takes cruise re-enacting Titanic voyage

    Kristi Athey says she won’t be able to stop the tears when she arrives at the watery gravesite in the North Atlantic where the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank a century ago. "It’s just so sad," said Athey, 47, a fourth-grade Maryland social studies teacher who has had a lifelong fascination with the Titanic. "I know I will be a mess."

    April 6, 2012 1 Photo 5 Stories

  • titanic-movie.jpg Epic Titanic film gets 3-D treatment

    Fifteen years, 11 Academy Awards and $1.84 billion at the worldwide box office later, James Cameron is re-launching "Titanic" in a 3-D version whose new earnings will close the gap on the film that eventually surpassed it as contemporary Hollywood's top-grossing flick. That would be Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar," with $2.8 billion.

    April 6, 2012 1 Photo 4 Stories

  • titanic-kids1.jpg Children drawn to Titanic tale; educators use caution

    Many children are fascinated by the story of the Titanic -- sunken treasure, conspiracy theories and jarring tales of rich vs. poor. But there's also death, lots of it, and that has some parents, teachers and writers of children's books balancing potentially scary details with more palatable, inspirational fare.

    April 5, 2012 2 Photos 1 Slideshow 3 Stories

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