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8.9 Earthquake Only the Beginning for Japanese
The death toll from the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake Friday in Japan likely will top 1,000, officials said. Unfortunately, the earthquake itself is only the beginning of the long list of challenges that will now face the Japanese people.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:25
Day Of Rage Prelude Broken Up by Police
Day of Rage protests in Saudi Arabia are set to continue, while police forces try to disperse growing crowds. On Friday, Saudi police fired in the air to disperse demonstrators in an eastern city, the government and witnesses said.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:14
Sarah Palin Says GOP Needs to Cut More Spending
Sarah Palin, the former governor of the biggest per capita recipient of federal aid, says Republicans need to be bolder about cutting U.S. spending.
Mar 11, 2011, 09:43
Tsunami Warning Expands to Cover Entire West Coast of U.S.
Tsunami warning alerts had been issued for the coastlines of Oregon and central and northern California earlier this morning. Now, the warnings and watches have been applied to the entire West Coast of the United States. Warnings have also been issued for Central and Southern America as well as parts of the Canadian coastline.
Mar 11, 2011, 08:46
Philippines Evacuated as Country Braces for Tsunami Waves
Philippines officials have demanded evacuation orders for thousands of residents living and working near the country's eastern coast. The evacuation orders came on the heels of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan.
Mar 11, 2011, 08:32
Gabrielle Giffords Improving, May Be at Husband's Shuttle Launch
Gabrielle Giffords may be in Florida to watch as the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off with her husband in command, her staff said Thursday.
Mar 11, 2011, 08:26
Moammar Gadhafi Resignation Demand Coming from EU
Moammar Gadhafi, the embattled leader of Libya, will soon be asked to resign from his post by leaders in the European Union. A draft document prepared by the EU includes language that demands "Colonel Gadhafi must relinquish power immediately."
Mar 11, 2011, 08:14
Oil Refineries & LNG Plants Closed in Wake of Japanese Earthquake
Japanese oil refiners said they closed facilities in the east of the country after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Honshu Island's northeast coast Friday.
Mar 11, 2011, 08:07
Robert Gates Accuses NATO Allies of Neglecting Afghanistan
Robert Gates, the U.S. Defense Secretary, bluntly lectured NATO allies in Brussels Friday for neglecting their duties in Afghanistan.
Mar 11, 2011, 07:55
Tsunami Waves Reach Hawaiian Islands, Head Towards West Coast
The first tsunami wave generated by an earthquake in Japan reached Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii, the National Weather Service said Friday.
Mar 11, 2011, 07:13
Swine Influenza Twice as Deadly This Winter for British
Swine influenza, or the "H1N1 virus" is no longer a major thought in the minds of Americans, but the threat of the swine flu still remains - and the British are well aware of these dangers.
Mar 11, 2011, 06:58
Simon Cowell Fires Back at Elton John on Piers Morgan Program
Simon Cowell will be shown Monday on the Piers Morgan program on CNN. In the interview, Cowell takes his time to fire back against recent criticism that he has played a role in the demise of the music industry.
Mar 11, 2011, 06:41
Chuck Lorre Lawsuit Shows Desperation of Sheen's Situation
Chuck Lorre has been on the receiving end of many insults from Charlie Sheen in recent weeks. After CBS fired the actor from "Two and a Half Men" earlier this week though, insults turned to lawsuits - and Lorre is centered in a $100 million claim made by the actor.
Mar 11, 2011, 06:39
Jeff Probst & Survivor are Good for Business at CBS
Jeff Probst and the hit television show "Survivor" are one good source of business in a difficult time for CBS. Amidst headlines involving Charlie Sheen, his lawsuit against the network and the demise of the program "Two and a Half Men," CBS has ordered up more of their reality hit in an effort to bolster their business.
Mar 11, 2011, 06:19
Angry Birds: $42 Million Secured by Developer Rovio
Angry Birds developer Rovio has secured $42 million, signaling that it may well be on the way towards global gaming domination. On the heels of a Facebook announcement for the game the story is proof positive that cross-platform gaming remains a viable technology industry.
Mar 11, 2011, 06:10
Tony Danza Files for Divorce After Years of Separation
Tony Danza has filed for divorce from his wife, Tracy, after 24 years of marriage. A family source told UsMagazine.com Thursday of the news. The long time actor's decision to pursue divorce is not unlike many other Americans - which all contributes to an alarming trend which began to spike in the 1970's, and has continued on since.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:59
Cap'n Crunch Rumors Fuel New Products From Cereal Maker
Cap�n Crunch, the long time staple of cereal aisle shelves everywhere, isn't going anywhere anytime soon. For the past several days, the Internet�s been abuzz with rumors that the gruff Cap�n Horatio Magellan Crunch was going to walk the plank because his bosses at Pepsico are trying to lower the amount of sugar and saturated fat in their products. Cap�n Crunch, it seemed, was taking his last voyage.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:42
Great White Shark Population in Sharp Decline
The great white shark may be one of the most feared predators in the ocean, but a new research effort casts doubt on how dominant the species may be. The effort, conducted by marine biologists, sugges that the population of great white sharks living off the coast of California are in sharp decline.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:27
China Earthquake Rescue Efforts Underway
China earthquake rescue efforts continue Friday after yesterday's quake - just as the world watches China's neighbor, Japan, deal with a newer and more powerful earthquake that struck Friday morning. Hundreds of Chinese soldiers Friday joined a huge rescue effort in the aftermath of an earthquake in Southwest Yunnan province even as the death toll mounted.
Mar 11, 2011, 05:20
Japan Earthquake 2011: 8.9 Magnitude Quake Devastates Island Nation
Japan earthquake reports continue to arrive as Americans wakes up this morning. What we do know now is that a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck and triggered tsunamis that hit northern Japan Friday, killing dozens and leveling buildings in the process. More widespread deaths are feared.
Mar 11, 2011, 03:59