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Former presidential yacht to dock on NC coast

Saturday, 01 June 2013 09:13 Published in National News

BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) - A former presidential yacht dating to the 1930s is stopping in North Carolina to go on display.

The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is scheduled to host dockside tours of the Honey Fitz on Saturday. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Friends of the Museum.

The 92-foot Honey Fitz was christened in 1931, passed from private hands to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942. It saw service during World War II. President Dwight Eisenhower renamed it the Barbara Anne.

When John F. Kennedy took office in 1961, he renamed the presidential yacht Honey Fitz. It was the nickname of his maternal grandfather. It was sold during the Nixon administration and has been in private hands ever since.

Memorial service planned for Nancy Lanza

Saturday, 01 June 2013 09:10 Published in National News

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) - A memorial service is planned in New Hampshire for the mother of the gunman who killed 20 students and six educators at a Connecticut elementary school before turning the gun on himself.

Adam Lanza shot his mother to death at their home just before his December rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The police chief in Kingston, N.H., where Nancy Lanza once lived, says a memorial service is planned for her Saturday at First Congregational Church. He says only friends and family are invited.

A private funeral for Lanza was held in town less than a week after the Dec. 14 shootings.

YUKON, Okla. (AP) - A hospital official in Oklahoma City says more than 75 people were injured during a burst of severe storms and tornadoes on Friday night.

Integris spokeswoman Brooke Cayot said Saturday that the hospital chain had treated 77 people. One remains in critical condition.

Five people died during the storm, which struck the Oklahoma City area during rush hour, trapping many people in their cars along Interstate 40.

The National Weather Service reported Friday evening that "several" tornadoes rolled across the prairie. The official number of tornadoes has not yet been determined.

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