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Surgeon improvises to save lives in Haiti’s chaos

Dr. Mathew Rawlins answered the phone and changed his life. Within hours the surgeon packed his bags, hugged his family and left the comforts of Spokane for the ravages of …


Buried girl survives quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – French rescuers pulled a teenage girl – very dehydrated, with a broken left leg and moments from death – from the rubble of a home near the …


Haiti’s allies pledge help

MONTREAL – The United States and other allies of Haiti agreed Monday to a 10-year effort to rebuild Port-au-Prince and foster the long-term development that has eluded the Caribbean country …


U.S. troops savor peaceful role in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Cite Soleil looks like a place where an American soldier might be expected to fight. An impossibly crowded warren of tin-roofed shacks, open sewers and blind alleys, …


Haitian efforts turn to recovery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – International relief officials on Sunday turned their attention to finding shelter and getting aid to the hundreds of thousands who survived the most devastating natural disaster in …


Haitians on Garcon’s mind

INDIANAPOLIS – Pierre Garcon celebrated the biggest day of his NFL career by honoring his Haitian relatives. The Colts receiver, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from the earthquake-ravaged nation, …


Haitians to move to camps

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Within days, the government will move 400,000 people made homeless by Haiti’s epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas …


Spokane docs go to Haiti to help

Several local doctors have left for Haiti as suffering continues to unfold on a staggering scale. It’s among the initial efforts as Spokane’s medical community prepares to join in helping …


Haitian virtuoso lost wife, school, but vows to rebuild

MIAMI – Somewhere in the dust and blood of his own grave, blind violinist Romel Joseph began to play the strains of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Even with his left leg …


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 …


Tennis stars hit for Haiti

MELBOURNE, Australia – Roger Federer played the role of master of ceremonies. Andy Roddick doubled as a standup comic. Serena Williams was laughing all the way. The fundraiser for earthquake …


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 …