The Samoa tsunami demonstrates a problem for early warning systems - massive waves crashed ashore before researchers could analyze the earthquake and sound the alarm. A second earthquake struck near Samoa Wednesday, where the death toll has topped 150.
As the US prepared to dispatch emergency relief to American Samoa, Australia and New Zealand focused their aid efforts on Samoa.
President Obama declared Tuesday's tsunami a 'major disaster' and dispatched aid to American Samoa. As many as 120 people may have died, and more tsunamis could hit.
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Together with earlier moves, 355,000 square miles of islands, reefs, and atolls now have new safeguards.
The president’s ambitious plan would conserve two large swaths of the Pacific.
The former first lady's imposing national lead among Democratic voters faded leading up to the 22-state sweepstakes.
Clinton, Obama, McCain and Romney compete for 42 percent of all delegates.