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  • Zika virus a concern in impoverished Haiti

    Doctors and scientists are bracing for the possibility of a wave of rare disorders triggered by Zika in an impoverished country that has faced one public health crisis after another …


  • Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

    A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.


  • Deal reached on provisional Haiti government

    Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization …


  • Haiti postpones presidential election again

    Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone Sunday’s election because there is “too much violence throughout the country.”


  • Haiti officials look into new allegations against US man

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian investigators are looking into new allegations of child sex abuse against a U.S. man who founded an orphanage for boys in Haiti’s capital decades ago. Police …


  • U.S. beats Haiti 1-0 in Gold Cup, clinches group title

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Gyasi Zardes didn’t wait long to make an impact for the United States in its Gold Cup match against Haiti on Friday night. The 23-year-old forward entered …


  • U.S. ousts Haiti 6-0 on way to semifinals

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish …


  • Orphans leave Haiti and make new life with Colville family

    It was Tuesday, and Kris Baker, of Colville, was at piano lessons with her daughter Kimberly. She took a call from the secretary of her family’s church. “Did you hear …


  • Haitian musician a potential spoiler in presidential election

    CARREFOUR, Haiti – Wrapped in the Haitian flag, the rude boy of konpa music sashays across the stage as thousands of fans wave posters. The self-appointed president of a konpa …


  • Hip-hop artist may seek top job in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Singer Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the former head of the country’s Chamber of Deputies said Tuesday. Former Deputy …


  • As storm season begins, Haiti remains ‘fragile’

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A hurricane season predicted to be one of the wettest on record opens today in the Caribbean, where hundreds of thousands of Haitian earthquake victims have only …


  • Haiti frees missionary from Boise

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed Monday when a judge convicted …


  • US missionary convicted in Haiti but free to go

    A Haitian court has convicted Boise missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.


  • Earthquake chaos slows Haiti adoptions

    When a deadly earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January, toppling buildings, leveling shantytowns and leaving thousands without food, shelter or medical care, Chris and Necole Marlow of Austin, Texas, knew …


  • For one Spokane family, eight isn’t enough

    In January, Angela Simpson was planning a Mother’s Day surrounded by eight children. Instead, the Spokane mom wakes up this morning to nine: Emarc, 18, Ezekial, 15, Mackenzie, 14, Elvanie, …


  • Haiti drops kidnapping charge for missionaries

    A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country …


  • Haiti judge: No decision yet on missionaries’ charges

    The judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti says a decision has not yet been made on whether …


  • Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries

    An attorney says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of 10 U.S. missionaries arrested taking a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.


  • First lady finds hope, inspiration in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – She cheered and danced to the welcoming sounds of quake-devastated Haitian children. She even painted a purple fish with them. For all the devastation that surrounded her …


  • Haiti parents reunite with baby

    MIAMI – Junior Alexis and Nadine Devilme listened stoically Tuesday as a University of Miami doctor described in clinical terms why their infant daughter had not been expected to survive …


  • Obama seeks aid for Haiti

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $2.8 billion in aid for earthquake-wracked Haiti, jump-starting a global push to raise billions of dollars for the country’s reconstruction. The …


  • Haiti’s balky electric grid impediment to recovery

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Six weeks after a catastrophic earthquake flattened downtown Port-au-Prince, power has returned to nearly half the city’s neighborhoods. Most, however, are in the hilly southern suburbs, which …


  • Flight logs detail early Haiti chaos

    Washcloths arrived before water, and senators before surgeons. In the first chaotic days after Haiti’s earthquake, some vital aid was forced to wait because the U.S. military took relief flights …


  • 8 church workers headed for home

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Eight of the 10 American church workers jailed for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti without permission after the Jan. 12 earthquake were freed from …


  • Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries

    Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being charged with kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken …


  • U.S. withdrawing troops from Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The biggest U.S. military surge since Iraq and Afghanistan is scaling back a month after the troops arrived in haste to aid victims of Haiti’s catastrophic quake. …


  • Debt relief a start for Haiti

    The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake continues to unfold, with slow delivery of aid, the horrific number of amputations performed out of desperate medical necessity, more than a million homeless, …


  • Haitians start helping selves

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In the month since the worst disaster in Haitian history, an enormous international aid effort has not provided the people of the Marassa 14 neighborhood with the …


  • Bleak news from Haiti moves kids to action

    The earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12 sent emotional shockwaves around the world and into a living room on Spokane’s South Hill. When 7-year-old Ella Magnuson watched the news …


  • Mission group testifies in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The 10 missionaries facing kidnapping charges in Haiti testified as a group in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before an examining judge but their anticipated release did not …


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