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Stephanie Teague Miles

<strong>Earthquake hits Indonesia</strong>

SUMATRA– Thai officials announced a tsunami warning Monday, after a major earthquake shook the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake was classified as “major” by the U.S. Geological Survey and tremors were felt throughout western Malaysia.

The earthquake began at 11:09 p.m. local time, and Bangkok residents felt aftershocks 11 minutes later.

Thousands of Malaysian residents and tourists left their homes and hotels shortly after the quake. There were no reports of death or major damage.

<strong>BK serves up big breakfast</strong>

NEW YORK— Burger King unveiled its newest breakfast creation, the Enormous Omelet Sandwich, Monday to harsh criticism from nutrition experts, CNN.com reported.

The sandwich, which has about 700 calories and 42 grams of fat, is straying from the current health trend in fast food.

Critics have labeled the No. 2 fast food chain “irresponsible” and said the newest sandwich is “food porn.”

The Enormous Omelet Sandwich comes on a bun with one sausage patty, two eggs, two slices of American cheese and three strips of bacon.

<strong>6 die en route to lacrosse</strong>

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Six people died in a single-engine plane crash Saturday on their way to a college lacrosse game, The New York Times reported.

The six passengers were members of two families who had been on vacation in Florida. They were going to watch the pilot’s son play in a lacrosse game at Penn State University.

Witnesses saw the plane sputter and nose-dive before it hit the ground.

Pilot Jeffrey Jacober was attempting an instrument landing approach when he lost control of the plane less than 10 miles from the airport.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said ice may have been a factor.

<strong>Errors fill math prep test</strong>

NEW YORK — Math preparation manuals are being recalled after city officials found incorrect answers and misspelled words in booklets of math preparation materials sent to elementary and junior high schools, MSNBC.com reported.

Among the errors were wrong answers, bad diagrams and improper exponent notations. The word “fourth” was also misspelled on the cover of one test-preparation manual.

The materials had already been sent before anyone discovered the errors.