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France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot

MARSEILLE, France — French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology.

Ocean One, which looks like something out of a scuba-diving sequel to “Transformers,” is the work of a team of roboticists, including Oussama Khatib of Stanford University.

Jane Doe found near Manson killings finally identified

Los Angeles police have identified the body of a woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 near the site of the Manson family killings as a 19-year-old from Montreal, People magazine reported Wednesday.

Police have identified the woman as Reet Jurvetson, who moved to Los Angeles from Montreal the year she was killed, according to People.

Search crews find El Faro’s missing data recorder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Federal investigators say they have found the missing data recorder for the sunken cargo ship El Faro.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said it had recovered the voyage data recorder, which may help investigators better understand the final moments of the ship’s last journey during a hurricane.

Three storm names retired

MIAMI—The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin, and Patricia following the 2015 season.

The World Meteorological Organization announced yesterday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic while Pamela will be used in the eastern North Pacific.