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States cracking down on distracted drivingupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 11:05:00

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association says U.S. highway safety agencies are cracking down on distracted driving.

The bar at the end of the worldupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 08:01:00

Tisa's Barefoot Bar is not so much an actual bar as it is a collection of driftwood fashioned together into a beachfront oasis. And like the driftwood, patrons drift in to Tisa's and cling to its confines, because on American Samoa, there really is nowhere else to go.

Fall back -- time change is this weekendupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 17:18:00

It's time to "fall back" again. At 2 a.m. Sunday, you'll have to turn your clock back one hour, because it's the end of daylight saving time.

Report: Tsunami warning funds squandered in American Samoaupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 08:31:00

When an earthquake-triggered tsunami cascaded into this tiny island in late September, the result was 34 lives lost and untold millions in property damage. But a CNN investigation to air on tonight's "AC 360" has uncovered an array of unsettling facts that point to a single conclusion: this natural disaster was in many ways a man-made tragedy.

Tsunami warning investigationupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 08:31:00

An investigation airing Tuesday on AC 360 looks at whether funds for a tsunami warning system were misused.

Agencies working to aid Samoans hit by quake, tsunamiupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 21:00:00

Five days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami slammed into the Samoan Islands, burying parts of the islands under a sea of mud and debris, U.S. agencies continued Saturday helping residents dig out and providing relief to disaster victims.

Mom in tsunami: I saw my daughter floating awayupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 15:09:00

Taitasi Fitiao was holding her six-year-old daughter's hand when a tsunami wave crashed onto their coastal village in American Samoa.

Girl, 6, swept away in tsunamiupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 15:09:00

A woman watches her daughter get swept away in the tsunami that hit American Samoa. CNN's Ted rowlands reports.

Samoa plans mass burial for tsunami victimsupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 03:57:00

Military officials hurried relief supplies to the tsunami-battered areas of the Samoa islands on Thursday as the death toll continued to rise and authorities prepared to hold a mass burial.

'River of rocks ... and cars'updated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:40:00

Joey Cummings talks to CNN's John Roberts about the devastation in American Samoa after it was hit by a tsunami.

Samoan islands shaken by second quakeupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:40:00

Another earthquake struck Wednesday near the Samoan islands, an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage which killed more than 130 people.

Samoa quake turns deadlyupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:11:00

Dr. Saloma Laumoli tells CNN about the deaths and damage left by the magnitude 8.0 quake near American Samoa.

Quake, tsunami near American Samoa kills at least 22updated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:11:00

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Pacific near American Samoa, triggering towering tsunami waves that gushed over the island and leaving at least 22 people dead.

Scores dead, villages flattened in devastating Samoan tsunamiupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:10:00

Survivors of a deadly earthquake-triggered tsunami which hit the Samoan islands Tuesday have described how they watched the inrushing sea swallow up coastal towns and villages leaving devastation in its wake.

Tsunamis kill dozensupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 11:10:00

Earthquake generates series of tsunamis off Samoa island chain.

They have just minutes to issue tsunami warningupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 10:54:00

When an earthquake threatens to turn part of an ocean into fast-moving walls of water, tsunami warning scientists can do nothing for the first five minutes except wait for information. But within the next five minutes, they have to decide whether to issue a warning of danger.

American Samoa Governor talksupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 03:41:00

Gov. Togiola Tulafono of American Samoa talks about the flooding and earthquake that occurred on the island.

American Samoans pulling together after quake, tsunamiupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 03:41:00

Residents of close-knit American Samoa are pulling together to help Pago Pago recover from Tuesday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, one of them told CNN on Wednesday.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Daylight-Saving Timeupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:43:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the reasons for and history of daylight-saving time.

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CNN's Brian Todd looks at the pork in the bailout bill.

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Hillary Clinton votesupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:56:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton casts her primary ballot in Chappaqua, New York.

Race for the White House remains wide openupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:56:00

The race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination remained wide open Wednesday after senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama split voters and delegates in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Ad wars heat upupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 12:01:00

CNN's Bill Schneider reports as candidates dish out the cash to put up campaign ads nationwide in advance of Super Tuesday.

A super guide for Super Tuesdayupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 12:01:00

Voters in 24 states go to the polls on Tuesday, also known as Super Tuesday, and the outcome could whittle down the nominees for both parties.

13 dead following Solomons tsunamiupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:51:00

At least 13 people died in the Solomon Islands Monday after two earthquakes and a tsunami hit the western part of the island-chain nation, the country's chief spokesman said.

Tsunami warnings for Pacific after quakeupdated: Sun Apr 01 2007 18:48:00

Two large back-to-back earthquakes centered in the region of the Solomon Islands triggered a tsunami warning Sunday for a huge part of the Pacific including Australia and Indonesia.

Daylight-Saving Timeupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 12:46:00

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Coin collectors may be happy to hear a possible extension of 50-state quarter program scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2008, according to a published report.

Second quake strikes near Tongaupdated: Wed May 17 2006 20:09:00

A second powerful earthquake has struck the South Pacific nation of Tonga in the space of 24 hours.

Tsunami warnings lifted after massive quake off Tongaupdated: Wed May 03 2006 12:28:00

All tsunami warnings issued after a major quake in the southern Pacific Ocean have been canceled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Cook Islands avoids worst of Olafupdated: Sat Feb 19 2005 00:11:00

Cyclone Olaf has swung by the main populated area of the Cook Islands causing property damage but there are no reports of injuries or loss of life.

Four saved on life raft in Pacificupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 21:35:00

Rescuers from New Zealand and the United States are scouring rough seas in the South Pacific near Samoa in search of two people and a fishing boat missing in the wake of so-called "super cyclone" Olaf.

Report: Trio found in Olaf's wakeupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 01:25:00

New Zealand and U.S. planes scouring the South Pacific near Samoa have found three people floating in the sea after "super cyclone" Olaf battered the area, rescue services say.

Cooks braces for third cyclone hitupdated: Wed Feb 16 2005 18:32:00

The residents of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific are bracing for their third major storm in two weeks as "super cyclone" Olaf heads southeast towards the sparsely populated nation.

Twin cyclones menace S. Pacific updated: Tue Feb 15 2005 17:18:00

A state of emergency has been declared in the Pacific island nations of Samoa and American Samoa as super-cyclone Olaf makes landfall, bringing sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph) and 15 meter (50 foot) waves.

Pacific braces for double hitupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 23:20:00

Residents of seven South Pacific Island regions are bracing for the onslaught of two tropical cyclones which weather officials are warning could create a "critically dangerous" situation.

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