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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Broncos prep football coach of the week: Matt Flavin, Buena Vista

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The Denver Broncos high school Coach of the week award will have 10 honorees during the regular season and a Coach of the year at season's end. ...

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2 win physics Nobel for Higgs boson theory

Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Belgium's Francois Englert speaks during a news conference at the University of Brussels in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Englert and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Belgium's Francois Englert speaks during a news conference at the University of Brussels in Brussels on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Englert and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo BelgianphysicistFrancois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs right, answer journalist's question about the scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo British physicist Peter Higgs arrives for a scientific seminar to deliver the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Balibouse, Pool)

This undated photo released on Monday Oct. 7, 2013 by ULB University shows Belgian physicist Francois Englert talking at his office at the ULB university in Brussels, Belgium. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two scientists for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles." (AP Photo/Jean Jottard, ULB University)

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo Belgium physicist Francois Englert, left, and British physicist Peter Higgs right, answer journalist's questions at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland. Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini, File)

(AP) ? It took nearly 50 years, but Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for figuring out how the universe's most basic building blocks acquire mass and form the world we know today.

The two men developed their ideas independently of each other in the 1960s and they seemed to underpin the whole Standard Model of physics, which offered a framework for how the universe works. Yet their theory was only confirmed last year when researchers at the CERN laboratory in Geneva discovered the so-called Higgs boson, or particle, in a major breakthrough.

To track down the elusive subatomic unit ? sometimes referred to by laymen as the "God particle" ? thousands of scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, had to build the world's biggest atom smasher. The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider operates in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border.

"I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy," the 84-year-old Higgs said in a statement released by the University of Edinburgh, where he is a professor emeritus. "I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research."

Englert, 80, thanked all those who helped him in his research and said he could not have imagined getting a Nobel Prize when he started the work 50 years ago.

"You don't work thinking to get the Nobel Prize. That's not how you work," said Englert, a professor emeritus at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. "(Still) we had the impression that we were doing something that was important, that would later on be used by other researchers."

For once, the Nobel physics judges picked a prize that had been widely anticipated; their choices are normally hard to predict. However, the announcement was delayed by an hour, which is highly unusual.

The academy said on Twitter it was "still in session" when it was supposed to make its announcement, but didn't explain the reason for the delay. It could be a while before the world finds out why, because the academy's deliberations are kept secret for 50 years.

Permanent Secretary Staffan Normark said the academy couldn't reach Higgs by phone on Tuesday, but wouldn't say whether that's what caused the delay.

By awarding only the men behind the theory, the prize committee avoided the tricky issue of picking someone at CERN to share the award. Nobels can be shared by no more than three people.

Academy member Ulf Danielsson noted that the prize citation also honored the work done at CERN, even though it didn't single out any of its scientists.

"This is a giant discovery, it means the final building block in the so-called standard model for particle physics has been put in place, so it marks a milestone in the history of physics," Danielsson said.

"I'm thrilled that this year's Nobel Prize has gone to particle physics," said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. He added that the discovery of the particle at CERN "marks the culmination of decades of intellectual effort by many people around the world."

In the CERN cafeteria, applause broke out and champagne bottles popped. Heuer told everyone to applaud themselves for their work.

Englert and Higgs were trying to provide an answer to a riddle: why do certain fundamental particles have mass. They proposed the existence of an invisible field that sprawls through space like a net. The building blocks of matter, they suggested, acquired mass shortly after the Big Bang, when they were trapped by this field. Much later, as the universe cooled, they formed atoms. To detect the field, the scientists suggested looking for the Higgs boson, because all fields are associated with a particle.

Decades would pass before scientists at CERN were able to confirm the particle's existence in July 2012.

Only about one collision per trillion will produce one of the Higgs bosons in the giant atom collider, and it took CERN some time after the discovery of a new "Higgs-like" boson to decide that the particle was, in fact, very much like the Higgs boson expected in the original formulation.

The phrase "God particle" was coined by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman, but it's disliked by most physicists because it connotes the supernatural. Lederman said later that the phrase ? mostly used by laymen as an easier way of explaining the theory ? was really meant to convey that he felt it was the "goddamn particle," because it proved so hard to prove.

Michael Turner, president of the American Physical Society, an organization of physicists, said the Higgs particle captured the imagination of the public.

"If you're a physicist, you can't get in a taxi anywhere in the world without having the driver ask you about the Higgs particle," said Turner, a cosmologist at the University of Chicago.

Turner said the Higgs is the first in a class of particles that scientists think played a role in shaping the universe. That means it points the way to tackling mysteries like the nature of so-called dark energy and dark matter, he said.

The physics prize was the second of this year's Nobel awards to be announced. On Monday, the Nobel Prize in medicine was given to American scientists James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof for discoveries about how key substances are moved around within cells.

The prizes, established by Swedish industrialist and Alfred Nobel, will be handed out on Dec. 10 ? the anniversary of his death in 1896. Each prize is worth 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.2 million).

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Jordans reported from Berlin. Associated Press writers John Heilprin in Geneva and Malcolm Ritter in New York contributed to this report.

Associated Press

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Spectacular sunset shuts down summer in Washington, D.C. (PICTURES)

October suffered an identity crisis in its first week, confusing itself with July. The average high October 1 through 6 was 88 degrees. But Monday?s cold front, complemented by gusty downpours, put an abrupt end to the summery wave.

Marking the transition from summer to fall-like weather came an impeccably-timed sunset, casting light on the departing frontal clouds in a blend of stunning yellow, orange, red, magenta, and purple hues.

We received scores of photos capturing this spectacle from around the region and share some of our favorites here. Thanks to all who submitted photos on our Twitter, Facebook and Flickr feeds.

Sunset over the Potomac River on October 7, 2013 (Parker Moore via Facebook)

Sunset over the Potomac River on October 7, 2013 (Parker Moore via Facebook)

Sunset over Potomac, Md. (Christopher Wood via Facebook)

Sunset over Potomac, Md. (Christopher Wood via Facebook)

Sunset from Manassas, Va. October 7, 2013 (Nabil Dubraque via Facebook)

Sunset from Manassas, Va. October 7, 2013 (Nabil Dubraque via Facebook)

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Social Security judge accused of disability scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) ? A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia collaborated with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, according to a report released Monday by congressional investigators.

The report accuses retired administrative law Judge David B. Daugherty of scheming with lawyer Eric C. Conn to approve more than 1,800 cases from 2006 to 2010.

"By 2011, Mr. Conn and Judge Daugherty had collaborated on a scheme that enabled the judge to approve, in assembly-line fashion, hundreds of clients for disability benefits using manufactured medical evidence," said the report by the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

"The report describes how one lawyer, several judges and a group of doctors took advantage of the situation and exploited the program for their own personal benefit," Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said at a committee hearing Monday. "Together, they moved hundreds of claimants onto the disability rolls based on manufactured medical evidence and boilerplate decisions. As a result they saw millions of dollars flow their way, promotions at work and had bad behavior ignored."

Conn runs a law firm specializing in disability cases in Stanville, Ky., near the West Virginia border. Daugherty, who was a judge based in Huntington, W.Va., retired in 2011 after questions were raised about his relationship with Conn, the report said.

According to the report, the Social Security Administration paid Conn's firm more than $4.5 million in attorney fees from cases heard by Daugherty from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, Conn was the third highest-paid disability lawyer in the country, the report said.

Investigators reviewed Daugherty's bank records and found $96,000 in unexplained cash deposits, the report said.

"From 2003 to 2011, Judge Daugherty's bank records contain regularly occurring cash deposits totaling $69,800, the source of which is unexplained in the judge's financial disclosure forms," the report said. "From 2007 to 2011, his daughter's bank records list similar cash deposits totaling another $26,200. When asked about the $96,000 in cash deposits, Judge Daugherty refused to explain their origin or the source of the funds."

Neither Daugherty nor Conn could be reached for comment. Both men were scheduled to testify Monday at a committee hearing.

Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon declined to comment on whether the Justice Department is conducting a criminal probe of the matter.

Questions about Daugherty's relationship with Conn were first raised by The Wall Street Journal in 2011.

Nearly 11 million disabled workers, spouses and children get Social Security disability benefits. That's a 45 percent increase from a decade ago. The average monthly benefit for a disabled worker is $1,130.

An additional 8.3 million people get Supplemental Security Income, a separately funded disability program for low-income people.

In order to qualify, people are supposed to have disabilities that prevent them from working and are expected to last at least a year or result in death.

Social Security disability claims are first processed through a network of local Social Security Administration field offices and state agencies called Disability Determination Services. About two-thirds of initial claims are rejected, according to agency statistics.

If your claim is rejected, you can ask the field office or state agency to reconsider. If your claim is rejected again, you can appeal to an administrative law judge, who is employed by Social Security.

The average processing time for a hearing before a judge is a little longer than a year, according to the agency. Daugherty approved claims for Conn's clients in as little as 30 days, the report said.

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Associated Press writer Pete Yost contributed to this report.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Player ratings of the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Player performances and reactions from the United States team at the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

TIGER WOODS

Won four of his five matches, the most of any player from either team, and fittingly won the decisive point to clinch the trophy when he beat Richard Sterne in Sunday's singles.

"It was a team effort this whole week. We really played well and gave ourselves a really nice lead going into the singles."

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MATT KUCHAR

With his consistent ball-striking proved to be an effective partner for Woods in the foursomes and fourballs, although the pair lost their final pairs match to Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge. His defeat to Marc Leishman in the singles ended the tournament on a slightly sour note though for the Floridian.

"I think I may relax him a little bit out there," said Kuchar of his influence on Woods.

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STEVE STRICKER

The dependable Stricker took the solitary American rookie Jordan Spieth under his wing and the pair won their first two matches together while the 46-year-old also enjoyed a foursomes win with Bill Haas. Lost his singles match to an inspired Ernie Els but his three points this week were crucial for the U.S. After failing to make a point in the U.S's Ryder Cup defeat last year, this was a good bounce-back for Stricker.

"Last year still stings. If you ask the guys that were on that team last year, I guarantee every one of them would think that last year at the Ryder Cup still hurts a bit. So I think it's important that we came here and got a win. Moving forward in the right direction to try to win the Ryder Cup next year."

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ZACH JOHNSON

Johnson's involvement in the Presidents Cup was at risk after he picked up a nasty stomach bug in the days before the tournament but his three points, including a key singles win over Branden Grace on Sunday, were vital for the Americans. His highlight was his spectacular 115-foot wedge shot into the hole to secure a win in the foursomes with Jason Dufner late on Saturday night that helped shift the momentum firmly to the U.S.

"Definitely luck. You make a shot from that distance, it's luck, but you know, we were teasing the hole a few times, so one fell in," said Johnson of his winning shot on Saturday.

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JASON DUFNER

The PGA Championship winner made up a useful pairing with Johnson in the doubles format and the floppy-haired Dufner picked up his third point of the week with a well-earned 4&3 victory over Brendon de Jonge.

"For us to be down a couple holes, and then to come back and actually close the match out before darkness suspended play, I think is pretty key," Dufner said of his Saturday foursomes win with Johnson ... hopefully it fired up the guys. It seemed like it turned some of the matches."

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WEBB SIMPSON

Had mixed fortunes with Bill Haas in doubles play and halved his singles match with Louis Oosthuizen but led for 16 of 17 holes before conceding the final hole to the South African. As the Cup had already been decided, they were allowed to halve the match at the 18th.

"I don't have the best record at the Memorial (tournament held at Muirfield Village) but coming here, I knew it was going to be a great week no matter what."

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BILL HAAS

Not a spectacular week for Haas, whose father Jay was an assistant captain to Fred Couples, but his two-and-a-half points in the doubles were a useful contribution even if Masters champion Adam Scott was too much for him in the singles.

"I love being a part of these teams, it was my second one. It was fantastic. It's one of the few times that I'm treated as a peer by my dad in a sense and not his son. He treats me as another player of the team and I really enjoy it."

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KEEGAN BRADLEY

The pair of Bradley and Phil Mickelson bounced back from a first round defeat to pick up two-and-a-half points in their next three doubles contests but Bradley lost out to South African Charl Schwartzel in the singles.

"There's no I'm sorries or any of that nonsense. We are just going to make the shot or get it up?and?down," he said of his pairing with Mickelson.

"We seemed to feed off each other. I love showing off in front of him and I think he likes showing off in front of me. It's a lot of fun."

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PHIL MICKELSON

His defeat to Angel Cabrera in the singles came after the tournament was won by the U.S. with Mickelson bogeying the last two holes. Picked up two-and-a-half points with Bradley in the doubles though without ever really hitting his spectacular best.

"Over the course of my career, these weeks become some of the most special weeks of the year and of my career. They are weeks that we look back on fondly. They are where friendships form that last a lifetime."

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BRANDT SNEDEKER

Lost his first two doubles matches but victories with Hunter Mahan and then Simpson over key South African pair Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel were crucial wins that sent the U.S. on the road to victory. Was comprehensively beaten by Jason Day 6&4 in the singles.

Of the key win he said: "Every time we thought we got some momentum going they would make a birdie putt on us or do something pretty spectacular. It was nice to hang in there and hit some quality shots."

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JORDAN SPIETH

Was a captain's selection for the U.S. team after a fantastic season in which he won PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honours. Picked up two points through wins with Steve Stricker in the first and second round. Was beaten by an inspired Graham DeLaet in the singles.

"Having Steve as my partner the first couple matches, we were able to get out there and get a couple wins, which settled me down for the rest of the week. All in all, on and off the course, it was definitely more than I ever could have dreamed of."

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HUNTER MAHAN

A solid contribution with two points, including a big win over Schwartzel and Oosthuizen with Snedeker in the third round fourball and a key singles triumph 3&2 over Hideki Matsuyama.

"These are long, tough days. They are tough on everybody, and conserving your energy and making sure you use it wisely is extremely important."

(Compiled by Simon Evans; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/player-ratings-u-team-presidents-cup-234827672--golf.html

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Migrants used empty water bottles to stay afloat

In this image made from video provided by the Italian Coast Guard and recorded on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, survivors of a ship transporting hundreds of migrants which caught fire and sank wear thermal rescue blankets after being rescued by the Italian Coast Guard off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy. Authorities on Friday, Oct. 4 are contending with choppy waters in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard)

In this image made from video provided by the Italian Coast Guard and recorded on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, survivors of a ship transporting hundreds of migrants which caught fire and sank wear thermal rescue blankets after being rescued by the Italian Coast Guard off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy. Authorities on Friday, Oct. 4 are contending with choppy waters in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard boat leaves the harbor of the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants towards Italy capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Authorities resumed Friday their search for bodies in the migrant shipwreck, in which officials say just 155 people survived of the 450 to 500 believed to have been on board. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

In this image made from video provided by the Italian Coast Guard and recorded on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, Italian Coast Guard rescue a survivor of a ship transporting hundreds of migrants which caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy. Authorities on Friday, Oct. 4 are contending with choppy waters in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. (AP Photo/Italian Coast Guard)

A black flag with writing reading in Italian "Vergogna" (shame) waves in the harbor of the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.A ship carrying African migrants towards Italy capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Authorities resumed Friday their search for bodies in the migrant shipwreck, in which officials say just 155 people survived of the 450 to 500 believed to have been on board. Pope Francis said Friday was a "day of tears" and denounced the "savage" system that drives people to leave their homes for a better life, yet doesn't care when they die in the process. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Mortuary vehicles wait outside a hangar where some of the bodies of Thursday's shipwreck are held, at the airport of Lampedusa, Italy, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A ship carrying African migrants towards Italy capsized off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa Thursday, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Authorities resumed Friday their search for bodies in the migrant shipwreck, in which officials say just 155 people survived of the 450 to 500 believed to have been on board.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(AP) ? Survivors of a fiery shipwreck that killed more than 110 African migrants clung for hours to empty water bottles in the dark, trying desperately to keep themselves from drowning in the sea, an Italian fisherman said Friday.

Lampedusa resident Vito Fiorino said he was the first to come across dozens of migrants scattered in the Mediterranean Sea while he was on an early morning fishing expedition.

At first he thought their weak cries were that of seagulls. Then he saw what terrible shape they were in, coated with gasoline from the smugglers' boat, barely clothed or wearing rags. Some didn't have the strength to grab the lifesaving ring thrown to them. Once on board, they told him they had been fighting to stay alive for three hours.

"It was a scene from a film, something you hope never to see in life," he told The Associated Press.

Fiorino said he alerted the Italian coast guard and other boats when he came upon desperate migrants just before 7 a.m. Thursday. He and his friends lifted 47 people up onto his 10-meter (32-foot) boat.

Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island 70 miles (113 kilometers) off Tunisia, is closer to Africa than the Italian mainland and has been at the center of wave after wave of illegal immigration.

On Friday, Italian coast guard boats carrying divers headed out from Lampedusa to search for more bodies, but choppy waters hampered their efforts.

The scope of the tragedy at Lampedusa ? with 111 bodies recovered so far, 155 people rescued and up to an estimated 250 still missing, according to officials ? has prompted outpourings of grief.Italian officials demanded a comprehensive European Union immigration policy to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and strife in Africa and the Middle East.

Pope Francis called Friday a "day of tears,"denouncing the "savage" system that he said drives people to leave their homes for a better life, yet doesn't care when they die in the process.

Dutch lawmaker Tineke Strik, who has reported on migrant deaths on the Mediterranean, urged Italy to investigate claims that some fishing boats or other vessels had ignored calls for help from the doomed boat. Some survivors told U.N. workers that a fishing boat had passed them but it was not clear if the boat saw the migrants, said Barbara Molinario of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

Strik, in comments reported Friday by the Parliamentary Council of Europe, acknowledged that some provisions of Italian law "effectively dissuade" boat captains from helping migrants in distress. She insisted no law should impede rescuing people whose lives are in danger.

Fiorino, the Italian fisherman, told The Associated Press he saw no signs of any bad behavior from people in boats.

The 66-foot (20-meter) smuggler's boat was carrying migrants from Eritrea, Ghana and Somalia when it caught fire early Thursday near the Lampedusa port, authorities said. The fire panicked those on board the rickety boat. They stampeded to one side, flipping it over, and hundreds of men, women and children, many of whom could not swim, were flung into the sea.

"The migrants told us there were about 500 of them," Veronica Lentini, a field officer for the International Organization for Migration, told reporters. "The boat capsized and they fell in the water, but many of them were trapped inside the boat."

Molinario said authorities were expecting the number of missing to be around 250, based on survivor accounts.

Italian coast guard ships, fishing boats and helicopters from across the region were taking part in the search operations.Coast guard divers found the wreck late Thursday on the sea floor, 130 feet (40 meters) below the surface, with bodies scattered around it.

"Today the operations we plan to do are focused on searching inside the ship where bodies are trapped," Capt. Filippo Marini, a coast guard spokesman, told reporters Friday."We don't have the number of the bodies; we don't know the real number yet."

Rescue crews hauled body bags by the dozens into Lampedusa port on Thursday, lining them up under multicolored tarps on the docks.

The UNHCR believes this is likely to be the biggest such tragedy on record involving migrants in the Mediterranean. But the agency said there were many other incidents of boats arriving with many dead? one with 63 dead on board and seven survivors, and others in which survivors arrive saying dozens have died at sea, but can't be verified because the bodies are never found.

"Here it is all within 600 meters (650 yards) of shore and we will have more clarity," said Laurens Jolles, the UNHCR representative in Italy.

Thousands make the perilous crossing each year, seeking a new life in the prosperous European Union. Smugglers charge thousands of dollars a head for the journey aboard overcrowded, barely seaworthy boats that lack life vests. Each year hundreds die in the crossing.

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Colleen Barry contributed to this report from Milan.

Associated Press

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

'Breaking Bad' Finale Theories: We're Still Talking About This?

By Alex Zalben Since "Breaking Bad" finished its run on Sunday, we've had plenty of other things to talk about: Miley Cyrus' stuff, some junk about the government shutdown or whatever, and of course, Spanish "Breaking Bad." Yet for some reason, people seem obsessed with talking about one of the most haunting, perfectly realized TV […]

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