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American Samoa News

News on American Samoa continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

10 min ago | Marine News

USCG, Local Agencies Search for Downed Plane Near American Samoa

Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a plane crash near Pago Pago International Airport after a single-engine plane crashed into the water Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Boat Disaster, Air Accidents

4 hrs ago | Mashable

Teenage Pilot Dies in Plane Crash During Around-the-World Flight Attempt

The 17-year-old was attempting to fly around the world in 30 days and set a record as the youngest pilot to do so in the shortest amount of time.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Oceania, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents, US Coast Guard, US Military

8 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Plane of Ind. dad-son team crashes during flight

The plane of an Indiana father-son team attempting to fly around the world has crashed in the Pacific Ocean after taking off from American Samoa.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Plainfield, IN

9 hrs ago | Samoa News

Healthy Parks - Heathy People

In this undated photo from the National Park of American Samoa, visitors are shown here tracking up the Mt.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, National Park Of American Samoa, Oceania, World News

9 hrs ago | Indiana's NewsCenter

Indiana Teen Crashes Plane While Attempting To Cross The Globe

Suleman embarked on a journey earlier this summer on a 30 day trip around the world in a single-engine plane to raise money for a Pakistani Charity that supports the secret education movement in the country.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

13 hrs ago | Patterico

Halbig: Exemption of Territories from Coverage Requirements Now...

Looking for a place where Obamacare doesn't exist? Try moving to the U.S. Territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law's major coverage provisions.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Northern Mariana Islands, Conservative Political News, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Samoa News

Better weather expected as early...

The wet weather conditions will continue throughout the weekend and according to local meteorologist Elinor Lutu-McMoore, better weather is expected next week.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

Local farmers looking for new...

Sending locally grown agriculture products to be sold in overseas markets is a dream - and hopefully one which can become a reality in the near future - for members of the local Farmers Association.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Oceania, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Samoa News

TsunamiReady ceremony to be held...

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency in the past three years has awarded close to $100 million in Post-Tsunami improvements to American Samoa for lifesaving emergency management systems, according to a FEMA national news release today.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

TOFR: FEMA "anxious" to...

Territorial Office of Fiscal Reform director Falema'o M. Pili testified before a Senate committee that the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to release federal funds to build one new school and rebuild other school buildings affected by the tsunami, but the federal agency wants to make sure the territorial government complies with federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Oceania, World News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Samoa News

Class of 2013: Pacific...

The Pacific Horizons School's Class of 2013 turning their tassels to be recognized as the official PHS Class of 2013.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Oceania, World News, Texas Tech, Portland State University

Free Republic

White House 'Quietly' Exempts 4.5 Million People...

As WSJ reports, last week's geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Northern Mariana Islands, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

Samoa News

Combining English and Samoan as a...

The Department of Education has been asked by the Lolo administration to appoint a task force to look into the best way to implement the use of Samoan language to co mingle with English when teaching students at lower school levels.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Samoa News

DBAS files 12th 1602 civil suit

The Development Bank of American Samoa has filed their latest civil suit with the High Court against one of its customers who failed to comply with conditions of the section 1602 housing program contract.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Samoa News

ASG workers get paid early

Manu'a Cession Day celebration came early for the more than 3,000 government employees who got paid Friday instead of Monday, which should be the ASG pay day except it's also an ASG holiday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Togiola Tulafono, Oceania, World News

Samoa News

Pacific Islands Health Officers...

Standing, left to right: Dr. John Tuitele, Mrs. Ofeira Nu'usolia, Faleomavaega, Ms.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat, US News, Oceania, World News

Stuff.co.nz

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

Eco timber company Abodo Wood owes much of its recent growth to a customer complaint it received in its second year of operation.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Stars and Stripes

Obama administration exempts US territories from health-care law

Looking for a place where the Affordable Care Act doesn't apply? Try moving to the U.S. territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law's major coverage provisions.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Samoa News

Revenue projection for FY2015 has over $2Mil drop

A slight drop of 2% in the FY2015 proposed ASG budget is due to less money seen collected "in the tax revenues, fees and permits, as well as charges for services being offset by increases in licenses and permits, miscellaneous, and transfers in revenue categories between the current and next fiscal years," said Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga in his ... (more)

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