Posted by Associated Press on May 15, 2015
BOSTON — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded, his head slightly bowed, upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days. It was the most …
Posted by Associated Press on May 12, 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.
A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers was reported missing while delivering disaster aid in northeastern Nepal, U.S. …
KATHMANDU, Nepal — When Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, Mercy Corps worker Christy Delafield was in a cliff side village in the Kavre region. She was there with some engineers to see if buildings could be salvaged after last month’s 7.8 magnitude quake.
She says some of the children started to scream and “right away, I started to feel it. You …
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland-based Medical Teams International sent a team of volunteers to Nepal Wednesday morning to help the country deal with last weekend’s devastating earthquake. It’s Global Emergency and Security Advisor headed there over the weekend.
Dr. Paul Neumann is one of the volunteers leaving from PDX. This is not his first disaster response effort. He says: “I was in …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 28, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — The 7.8 earthquake in Nepal which has destroyed numerous buildings and roads has affected at least 8 million people. The death toll has climbed over 5,000 now.
Mercy Corps is distributing relief kits with toothpaste, toothbrushes, clothing and cooking utensils.
Over the last 48 hours, additional concerns have grown around health and hygiene as people aren’t able to wash their …