PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Federal recovery teams were to deliver tents and other shelter materials to 75 American Samoa families from tsunami-ravaged villages who have been staying in emergency shelters, authorities said Tuesday.
The first delivery of the materials — to 22 families — occurred Monday, six days after a deadly tsunami hit the U.S. territory, as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.
Many victims of the disaster have been anxious to return to their property to begin the cleanup and recovery process.
'Victims' are suspects in California art theft
SALINAS, Calif. —Two men who claim thieves broke into their rental home in the ritzy coastal enclave of Pebble Beach and made off with millions of dollars worth of art were named as suspects in the case Tuesday.
Monterey County sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Richards said Benjamin Amadio and Ralph Hennaugh may be involved in a "criminal enterprise," and that authorities were investigating "other scenarios."
"This whole thing stinks," Richards said. He would not provide details.
He said Amadio and Hennaugh were not cooperating with investigators and were unable to produce proof that the artwork even exists, let alone that it was stolen.
Amadio denied the allegations.
New ring discovered around Saturn
PASADENA, Calif. —NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered the biggest but never-before-seen ring around the planet Saturn.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday that the ring lies at the far reaches of the Saturnian system and its orbit is tilted 27 degrees from the planet's main ring plane.
JPL spokeswoman Whitney Clavin says the ring is very diffuse and doesn't reflect much visible light but the infrared Spitzer telescope was able to detect it.