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Waves crash on San Francisco's Ocean Beach during a tsunami-warning period on Friday.  (Photo by Noah Berger, AP)

 

(Richard A. Lovett in Seattle, Washington for National Geographic News)

The deadly earthquake that struck Japan Friday sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean, causing flooding in Hawaii and prompting tsunami warnings along beaches in the Pacific Northwest and California.

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Frank Buckles today at 110 years old.

 

CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia — World War I’s last surviving United States veteran, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines for over three years during World War II, died last Sunday morning of natural causes at his home in Charles Town at age 110.

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A decorated Filipino-American female Army soldier, who once served at a military camp in New York, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while she and her trained dog were clearing areas for an air assault mission.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A $10-million class action lawsuit has been launched against Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia, charging the family friendly diner chain wronged foreign workers by slashing hours, refusing to pay overtime and failing to pay for the workers’ round-trip airfare.

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U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. in an undated photo.

 

BAGUIO CITY — The United States through U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. has apologized to Cordillerans for the cultural slur last November at the Manila Hotel where former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke.

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