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  • Aid makes inroads, but Haiti tragedy swells

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The staggering scope of Haiti’s nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic …


  • Gratitude, frustration, fear

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Prayers of thanksgiving and cries for help rose from Haiti’s huddled homeless Sunday, the sixth day of an epic humanitarian crisis that was straining the world’s ability …


  • Rising violence making aid efforts risky, difficult

    WASHINGTON – Some incidents of violence in Haiti have hindered rescue workers trying to help earthquake victims, a top official leading the U.S. government’s relief efforts said Sunday. Providing humanitarian …


  • Ban says U.N. will soon feed millions

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an emotional visit to the Haiti peacekeeping mission’s devastated headquarters Sunday and delivered a message of hope to the country’s earthquake victims, …


  • Poverty intensifies peril in Haiti

    LOS ANGELES – In Haiti, average life expectancy is 53, three-quarters of women give birth without a health attendant, diarrheal illnesses are the second-leading cause of death, and 30 percent …


  • World sends aid to Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Emergency aid flowed from around the world toward Haiti on Thursday, only to confront a reality that grew more desperate by the hour: Crippled ports and communications …


  • Thousands feared dead as aid work begins in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The earthquake spared neither poor nor powerful: The president was homeless, the U.N. mission chief missing, the archbishop dead. Whole neighborhoods were flattened and perhaps tens of …


  • International aid pledges for Haiti quake relief

    A glance at some of the international aid pledges for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.


  • Quake ravages capital in impoverished Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A powerful earthquake struck Haiti’s capital on Tuesday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace. The dead and injured lay in …


  • Major earthquake hits Haiti; Obama says U.S. ready to help

    The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and damaging other buildings. An aid official described “total disaster …


  • Aid headed to tsunami-hit Samoas

    Disaster officials rushed food, medicine and a temporary morgue to the Samoas on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake unleashed a tsunami that flattened villages and swept cars and people out …


  • Data show mega-quake could strike near Seattle

    WASHINGTON – Using sophisticated seismometers and GPS devices, scientists have been able to track minute movements along two massive tectonic plates colliding 25 miles or so underneath Washington state’s Puget …


  • 3.7 quake under Whidbey Island rattles windows

    The University of Washington seismology lab coordinator says a 3.7 earthquake that shook awake some Whidbey Island residents is a reminder that a much bigger quake from the same zone …


  • Earthquake shakes Prince William Sound

    Several communities have reported feeling a 4.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound region. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said Valdez and Glennallen were among communities that felt the …


  • Quake revealed shortcomings in alert system

    SEATTLE – When an earthquake larger than magnitude 3 strikes the Northwest, an automated system is supposed to page University of Washington seismologists and notify emergency managers. But that’s not …


  • Quake shakes Puget Sound area

    SEATTLE – There were no immediate reports of damage from a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that rattled the Seattle and Puget Sound area early Friday, but it was a reminder the …


  • Colombia Quake Kills 28 Buildings Toppled; 200 Injured; Phones, Electricity Disrupted

    A powerful earthquake rocked Colombia on Wednesday, toppling buildings and killing at least 28 people. About 200 people were injured. The quake, which struck at 1:41 p.m., had a preliminary …

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