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This weekend, the Internet was abuzz with reports from Wyclef Jean and his people that the ex-Fugee and former Haitian presidential candidate had been shot in the hand while campaigning for fellow performer Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly in Port-Au-Prince. Well, "grazed" by a bullet. Or was it ... More >>
Photo: Ariana Cubillos While Hurricane Tomas batters Haiti today, none of the $1.15 billion in aid pledged by the United States after last January's devastating earthquake has arrived. Ten months since the 7.3 magnitude quake killed 230,000 people and only weeks after news of a cholera outbreak, th ... More >>
Wyclef Jean opens NASDAQ on the six month anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. Photo via Yele Haiti.So it's official: Wyclef Jean is running for the Haitian presidency. The former Fugee confirmed the news to the New York Times last night; later today, he's expected to go on Larry King Live ... More >>
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake -- the biggest to strike in the area since 1892 -- hit Baja California Sunday at 3:40 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
HeraldScotlandFriday's telethon for disaster relief in Haiti raised $58 million dollars as of Saturday, according to organizers, who say that they haven't counted all the donations yet. The total also doesn't include money from iTunes sales of the concert ($2.99, by the way, and totally worth ... More >>
A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [NY Post] The Cablevision- ... More >>
The disaster in Haiti has obsessed both mainstream media and bloggers, and for the most part rightbloggers have been exceptionally well-behaved about it. Even some normally obstreperous critics have praised Obama for his interventions, and if they piled on Danny Glover for attributing the quake t ... More >>
Médecins Sans FrontièresAt the request of the haitian government, the United States Army has taken over operation of the Port au Prince airport in Haiti's capital to unblock the delivery of supplies to what the UN is calling the worst disaster they've ever dealt with.
Getty ImagesA scene in Port au Prince. A day after Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake, some local chefs and restaurateurs are trying to mobilize to raise money for the stricken country.
The cataclysmic 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has "flattened" the capital city, Port-Au-Prince, and killed perhaps more than a hundred thousand people*. National Geographic says it's the strongest earthquake in Haiti in 200 years, and caused by the release of seismic stresses on tectonic plates. Above, ... More >>
So, at last night's budget meeting (which, if you're watching this season of The Wire, you'd know as the meeting when editors determine what goes where in the paper), were the powers-that-be swilling coffee out of their Garfield "Mondays Suck" mugs? We think so, because that has to be the only reaso ... More >>
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