Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced To Death

Posted by Associated Press on May 15, 2015
FILE - This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

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 …

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Another Deadly Earthquake Spreads Fear and Misery in Nepal

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. …

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Mercy Corps Worker Rides Out Latest Earthquake On Side Of Cliff

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 12, 2015
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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 …

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Medical Teams International Heads to Nepal

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 29, 2015
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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 …

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Mercy Corps Relief Workers in Nepal

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 …

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