Captain of sunken ship didn't abandon ship‚ he "fell off"
Capt. Francesco Schettino's newest explanation for why he abandoned the sinking Costa Concorda cruise liner? He tripped fell into a life boat. "I was trying to get people to get into the boats in an orderly fashion," he told Italian investigators. "Suddenly, since the ship was at a 60 to 70 degree angle, I tripped and I ended up in one of the boats. That's how I found myself there." Schettino has been placed under house arrest; he is expected to be charged with leaving the ship prematurely and manslaughter. [New York Times]