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  • Tsunami warning lifted for strong Japan earthquake

    December 7, 2012 6:01 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people... more »
  • Martinis '11 - Tsunami

    August 9, 2011 9:07 AM

    Martinis '11 to be held August 20, 7pm at Hilton Lafayette This year we have continued - Lafayette's ABSOLUT Best Martini Contest · There are 8 local restaurants participating and vying for the title of "ABSOLUT Best Martini" · The 'Tini Tuesday Tour will be 8 weeks long beginning... more »
  • Yoko Ono in Japan to show support since tsunami

    July 22, 2011 10:41 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Yoko Ono says on a visit to Japan she wants to give her disaster-stricken homeland a big hug. Ono said in an interview Friday she was deeply saddened by the devasation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 20,000 people dead or... more »
  • Japan Quake-Tsunami Death Toll Likely Over 10,000

    March 13, 2011 10:50 AM

    TAGAJO, Japan (AP) - People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone. Japan's prime minister... more »
  • Japan Races to Avert Multiple Nuclear Meltdowns

    March 13, 2011 10:47 AM

    KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 170,000 people evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. Nuclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down in... more »
  • Japanese Man Saved From Rooftop That Floated to Sea

    March 13, 2011 10:41 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pushed out to sea while he clung to the roof of his home after a tsunami swept away his wife. For two days, he drifted off Japan's northeastern coast, trying to get the attention of helicopters and ships that passed by - to no... more »
  • Quake hits Hawaii as residents brace for tsunami

    March 11, 2011 6:27 AM

    HONOLULU (AP) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii as residents brace for a tsunami after a massive earthquake in Japan. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the quake that hit the Big Island about 30 miles southeast of Hilo just before 11 p.m. Thursday. The... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Toll Hits 343 as Bodies Found

    October 28, 2010 7:36 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more bodies were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officals said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea. Elsewhere in Indonesia,... more »
  • Indonesia Struggles as Tsunami, Volcano Tolls Rise

    October 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Helicopters with emergency supplies finally landed Wednesday on the remote Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed at least 272 people, while elsewhere in the archipelago the toll from a volcanic eruption rose to 30, including the mountain's spiritual caretaker. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Kills 113; Scores More Missing

    October 26, 2010 10:35 AM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A tsunami that pounded several islands in western Indonesia killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered the 10-foot (three-meter) wave that washed hundreds of homes into the sea late Monday. Rescuers were having a hard time reaching the Mentawai... more »
  • War of Words in Downtown Lafayette

    February 27, 2010 6:01 PM

    On his way out, Jefferson Street Market owner Rob Robinson took what some are calling a "cheap shot" at his now former place of business and the Downtown Development Authority. "It's sort of becoming frustrating dealing with some of the problems down here," says Robinson. He and many... more »
  • Lafayette Restaurants Become Bilingual

    October 11, 2009 5:39 PM

    Eight restaurants in Lafayette are bringing back Acadiana's French culture to the dinner table. After meeting travelers who were disappointed in the lack of French language in Lafayette's venues, Stephen Ortego of Carencro started his "bilingual menus" project. His company, Infine, is Acadiana's newest translation company, and he began... more »

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