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Scientists warned Haiti officials of quake in '08

INDIANAPOLIS – Scientists who detected worrisome signs of growing stresses in the fault that unleashed this week's devastating earthquake in Haiti said they warned officials there two years ago that their country was ripe for a major earthquake. T

Aid groups struggle to get food, water to Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Hundreds of U.S. paratroopers touched down in shattered Port-au-Prince overnight as U.N. and other aid organizations struggled Friday to get food and water to stricken millions.

Red Cross estimates 50,000 dead in Haiti quake

GENEVA – The Haitian earthquake has killed an estimated 45,000-50,000 people, a spokesman for the Red Cross federation said Thursday. "We consider this as an estimate" from the Haitian Red Cross, said Jean-Luc Martinage, a spokesman for the Intern

Pace of relief efforts picks up in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world began arriving Thursday in quake-stunned Haiti, while rescuers struggled frantically to save the trapped and injured, using pickup trucks as ambulances and doors as stretchers. P

Doomsday clock to be moved by world's top scientists tomorrow

The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock will be moved at 3pm tomorrow afternoon, for the first time in two years. The timepiece in New York conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction, which is represented by midnight. It w

Officials fear more than 100K dead in quake

HAITI – Haitians are piling bodies along the devastated streets of their capital after a powerful earthquake flattened the president's palace and the main prison, the cathedral, hospitals, schools and thousands of homes.

Strong earthquake hits Haiti

HAITI — A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help.

Global trend towards colder weather beginning

UNDATED - The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists. Their predictions

China ends U.S.’s reign as largest auto market

China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest auto market after its 2009 vehicle sales jumped 46 percent, ending more than a century of American dominance that started with the Model T Ford.

Wife 'proud' of CIA bomber

The Turkish wife of the Jordanian suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan expressed pride on Thursday in what he had done. "I am proud of my husband. He carried out a great operation in this war.