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HOUSTON, Texas - 4000 passengers on board a disabled cruise ship are anxious to get to dry land Wednesday night. Now in their 4th day at sea with no engine, overflowing sewage, no air conditioning and no hot water, the guests aboard the Carnival Triumph can't get to dry land soon enough. Mary Poret and Kim McKerreghan got a distressing phone call from their young daughters on Sunday detailing conditions on board. Traveling with their fathers, 10 year old Allie and 12 year old Rebekah are cruise veterans with 8 trips between them. Until now, nothing but good experiences. Their moms drove from Texas to meet them in Mobile supplied with food and, if necessary, antibiotics. They haven't heard from them now in 3 days. For over 3100 passengers and 1000 crew members, the trip to shore remains agonizingly slow. Tugs moving the ship a mere 5-8mph. Everyone will have to endure one more night on board before navigating the last stretch of water through Mobile Bay, arriving nearly 5 days late and almost 500 miles off course. We will continue to follow this story until the Triumph docks. Keep up with this story 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 10:36 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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