Endangered whale washes ashore
A BBC review has absolved senior executives of trying to bury an explosive story about one of its best-known children’s television stars, saying management errors were to blame for the fact that a planned expose on pedophilia allegations against the late Jimmy Savile was canceled. Institutional chaos and confusion — but not a cover-up — were to blame for the BBC’s disastrous decision to cancel the “Newsnight” program, the review found Wednesday.
One of the most endangered whales in the world has washed up dead on a beach in northeast Florida. Marine officials said Wednesday that the 26-foot-long North Atlantic right whale washed up overnight on a beach near Palm Coast, about 65 miles south of Jacksonville. A necropsy will be conducted on the beach since the 1-yearold whale is too large to move. There are less than 400 North Atlantic right whales left in the world.