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4 years 8 months ago

Shark attacks plunge, recession cited

Shark attacks along U.S. coastal waters fell sharply in 2009, according to an annual report released Monday, and the scientist behind the data thinks the reason could have been the weak economy. "The big story is that the number of attacks in the United States dropped dramatically from 41...

5 years 1 month ago

Federal officials rush to help tsunami victims

Federal disaster officials say "tens of thousands" of people on American Samoa and Samoa will need their help after a lethal tsunami in the South Pacific. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was flying into American Samoa with food, water and repair supplies early Wednesday, and officials are anticipating the worst....

5 years 1 month ago

Earthquake, tsunami hit South Pacific

Update: NBC News reports that the death toll is at least 40 following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the South Pacific near Samoa. A visitor says a beach village has been "wiped out" on the island of Samoa, after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami ashore. The quake, with...

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