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19th century anchor pulled from Alabama river

An oil boom working on the Perdido River in Alabama has snagged a 19th century anchor. Maritime archaeologists, he said, determined it was a 19th century folding stock anchor that probably predated the Civil War. Because of its size, Wilson said it was probably on a smaller ship, like a

British Prime Minister apologies for treatment of Alan Turing

Gordon Brown has apologised for the "appalling" way Alan Turing, a code-breaker during WWII, was treated for being gay. Alan Turing was given experimental chemical castration as a "treatment" and his security privileges were removed, meaning he could not continue to work for the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). He is most