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  • Mass. man kills 2 sisters, but police save the 3rd

    03/29/2009 2:46:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 53 replies · 2,667+ views
    Google News/ AP ^ | 29 March 2009 | Glen Johnson
    MILTON, Mass. (AP) — A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then headed toward his 9-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before officers shot him amid what their chief described as "a killing field." There was no clear motive for the events that unfolded Saturday in a tony Boston suburb that also is home to Gov. Deval Patrick. But there was no doubt at the carnage wrought by 23-year-old Kerby Revelus against his three sisters in the two-family home they shared with their parents...
  • School Bus Hijacked in Haiti

    12/02/2005 6:26:51 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 319+ views ^ | Friday, December 02, 2005
    School Bus Hijacked in Haiti Friday, December 02, 2005 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Gunmen hijacked a school bus carrying 14 children Thursday, and a U.S. missionary was kidnapped while driving outside Haiti's capital, police said. The bus was taking the children to school when several armed men stopped it, boarded it and drove off down a main road going to the west of Port-au-Prince, the capital, Police Commissioner Francois Henry Doussous told The Associated Press. He said they're working to secure the release of the children, but did not provide a motive or any other details. Also Thursday, gunmen shot and...
  • Haiti - Four Killed As U.N. Troops, Haitians Fight

    11/15/2005 11:08:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 352+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | November 16, 2005 | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU
    Excerpt - PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - U.N. peacekeepers and gang members traded gunfire Tuesday in the volatile Cite Soleil slum of the Haitian capital, leaving at least four people dead, witnesses and a U.N. official said. The deaths were the latest casualties from sporadic clashes between gangs and U.N. troops, who were called to the country following the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The bodies of two young men were displayed by gang members in the slum. U.N. military spokesman Col. El Ouafi Boulbars said the bodies of two other suspected gang members were turned over to police. Gang members...
  • Police free missionary's kidnapped children (PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti)

    11/01/2005 4:45:11 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 396+ views ^ | Monday, October 31, 2005; Posted: 8:19 p.m. EST (01:19 GMT)
    Police free missionary's kidnapped children Monday, October 31, 2005; Posted: 8:19 p.m. EST (01:19 GMT) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Police rescued unharmed two kidnapped children and a foster child of an American missionary couple during a raid on an apartment in Haiti's capital, officials said Monday. Police said Hannah Lloyd, 3, her brother David, 5, and their Haitian foster sister Miriam Meinvil, 7, were unharmed. They are the children of Pentecostal minister David Lloyd and his wife, Alicia, of Claremore, Oklahoma. The three were abducted after they left school on Friday and rescued the next day, but police only revealed...
  • Haiti - French diplomat shot

    05/31/2005 5:33:53 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 531+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | June 1, 2005
    ALARM - a French diplomat seriously wounded by ball with Port-with-Prince PORT-AU-PRINCE - The French honorary consul in the Cape-Haitian (northern), Paul-Henri Mourral, was wounded seriously by ball Tuesday with Port-with-Prince, announced Eric Bosc, spokesman of the embassy of France in Haiti.
  • U.S. Marines Draw Smiles and Some Hostility as They Patrol Port-Au-Prince

    03/05/2004 3:23:27 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 288+ views ^ | 3/05/04 | Mark Stevenson and Paisley Dodds
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Some smiles but also some hostile words greeted U.S. Marines as they expanded their patrols in Port-au-Prince as the capital took faltering steps toward normalcy after the resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Marines trained their rifles down gritty streets and into a teeming market after rolling into the looted port area in eight Light Armored Vehicles and venturing onto the streets. As merchants scrubbed pro-Aristide graffiti off their businesses, the exiled president's supporters vented their anger, holding up photographs of the former slum preacher who was ousted twice from the presidency. Aristide fled the country Sunday,...
  • Marines Patrol Port-au-Prince

    03/04/2004 6:07:42 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 314+ views
    FoxNews - AP ^ | March 4, 2004
    <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.S. Marines trained their rifles down gritty streets and into a teeming market as they patrolled the Haitian capital with other peacekeepers Thursday, drawing smiles and a few angry words, but no resistance.</p> <p>Hatred is still simmering among various factions nearly a week after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a rebellion that left at least 130 people dead, with new killings discovered outside Port-au-Prince.</p>
  • Haiti rebels 'surround' capital

    02/26/2004 4:25:47 PM PST · by yonif · 59 replies · 349+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 27, 2004
    Police in the Caribbean nation of Haiti say rebels have captured the country's third largest city, Cayes. It is the first city in the south of the country to fall into the hands of the rebels, who control about half of the impoverished nation. The rebels claim to have surrounded the capital, Port-au-Prince, in their push to force President Jean Bertrand Aristide from office. Followers of the President have set up dozens of burning barricades in Port-au-Prince, sending smoke billowing over the city. Gangs loyal to Mr Aristide have set tyres and trash ablaze at several of the barricades they...
  • Rebels, U.S. Marines Enter Haiti Capital

    03/01/2004 11:58:30 AM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 13 replies · 374+ views
    AP at Yahoo! ^ | 3/1/04 | By PAISLEY DODDS and IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writers
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Rebels rolled into the capital Monday and were met by hundreds of residents dancing in the streets and cheering the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The White House and Pentagon (news - web sites) dismissed allegations that Aristide was kidnapped by U.S. forces eager for him to resign and flee into exile. Most of the 150 U.S. Marines who arrived Sunday night were at the capital's airport, some doing overflights in a helicopter. Some of the 50 Marines who arrived last week drove cautiously along the waterfront road, and pedestrians raised their hands in fright and surprise...
  • Rebel convoy enters Port-au-Prince to joyous welcome

    03/01/2004 9:14:30 AM PST · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | 03/01/04 | Paisley Dodds and Ian James
    Rebel convoy enters Port-au-Prince to joyous welcome By Paisley Dodds and Ian James The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Rebels rolled into the capital Monday and were met by hundreds of residents dancing in the streets and cheering the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. U.S. Marines and French troops secured key sites. People clapped and waved as they yelled "Good job!" and the name of Guy Philippe, a key rebel leader. The convoy first rolled through Petionville, a wealthy suburb, before moving into the heart of Port-au-Prince. Rebels riding atop pickup trucks pumped their fists in the air as hundreds...
  • US Marines, French troops start Haiti peacekeeping mission

    03/01/2004 9:12:53 AM PST · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 179+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/01/04 | AFP
    US Marines, French troops start Haiti peacekeeping mission PORT-AU-PRINCE : Several hundred US Marines and French troops arrived in Haiti to restore order as exiled president Jean Bertrand Aristide sought temporary refuge in the Central African Republic. More than 300 troops were on the ground, while US Secretary of State Colin Powell said a total of 1,000 US troops eventually would be in Haiti. Advertisement "US forces have been sent to secure key sights in the capital for the purpose of establishing peace and security and help promote the constitutional and political process," said Colonel Dave Berger, who commands the...
  • Marines Take on Haitian Peacekeeping Mission

    03/01/2004 9:03:51 AM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 1, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    More than 200 Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., have landed at Port-au-Prince airport and are setting up to provide security in the Haitian capital, Defense Department officials said today. U.S. Southern Command officials said U.S. Coast Guard cutters also are near the island nation. The Marines began arriving after nightfall Feb. 29. President Bush had ordered them earlier in the day to deploy following the resignation of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. More Marines will flow into the island, said DoD officials. The 8th Marines are providing the bulk of the U.S. forces, local officials said. The U.N. Security Council unanimously...
  • Marines take charge in Haiti

    03/01/2004 5:44:19 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2004 | Sibylla Brodzinsky
    <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Marines landed at Haiti's Port-au-Prince airport late last night, following by several hours the abrupt resignation and departure into exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.</p> <p>President Bush yesterday ordered the Marines to the country as part of a multinational interim force. A small contingent of Canadian troops is reported to be already in the city.</p>
  • U.S. Marines Land in Haitian Capital

    03/01/2004 3:44:05 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 27 replies · 711+ views
    The Marines - fewer than 100, according to Pentagon officials - arrived in a country wracked by a new round of gunfire, looting and mayhem that began after Aristide left at dawn. The U.N. Security Council, meeting at the request of the United States and France, voted unanimously late Sunday to authorize an international force to serve in Haiti for no longer than three months, when it would be replaced by U.N. peacekeepers.
  • Haitian capital descends into anarchy as rebels close in; U.S. Marines may be sent offshore

    02/27/2004 3:43:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 194+ views
    Associated Press | February 27, 2004 | PAISLEY DODDS
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Rebels seeking to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide seized a strategic town Friday and said they will blockade the chaotic capital to "close the circle" around the embattled leader. Aristide said he would not step down. Pentagon officials are weighing the possibility of sending troops to waters off Haiti to guard against a possible refugee crisis and to protect the estimated 20,000 Americans there. Aristide, under increasing pressure to relinquish power from the United States and the rebels, told CNN that "I have the responsibility as an elected president to stay where I am." Chaos increasingly...
  • U.S. Marines arrive at Haiti: Photos

    02/24/2004 4:54:40 AM PST · by Reader of news · 24 replies · 614+ views
  • Haiti - Aristide says international community must stop thousands of deaths and waves of boat people

    02/24/2004 8:32:01 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 157+ views
    APNewsAlert | February 24, 2004
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says international community must come to Haiti's aid to prevent thousands of deaths and a wave of boat people MORE...
  • Why Haiti's Such a Mess (And Why Bill Clinton Was So Wrong to Prop Up Aristide)

    02/18/2004 7:58:48 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 22 replies · 391+ views
    History News Network ^ | Feb 10, 2004 | Michael Radu
    Why Haiti's Such a Mess (And Why Bill Clinton Was So Wrong to Prop Up Aristide) By Michael Radu Mr. Radu is Senior Fellow and Co-Chair, Center on Terrorism and Counterterrorism, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Ten years ago, in September 1994, U.S. troops invaded Haiti under the auspices of restoring democracy, human rights and the rule of law. At the time, the Clinton-conceived operation was hailed by leftists as a model of liberal interventionism, as former Catholic priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide was restored to power and an oppressive military regime was ousted. There was only one problem...
  • Haiti Uprising Spreads As PM Seeks Help

    02/18/2004 7:50:42 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 36 replies · 211+ views
    AP ^ | 17 Feb 2004 | MICHAEL NORTON
    Haiti Uprising Spreads As PM Seeks Help Feb 17, 9:14 PM (ET) By MICHAEL NORTON PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haiti's prime minister warned Tuesday of an impending coup and appealed for international help to contend with a bloody uprising that has claimed 57 lives. But the United States and France expressed reluctance to send troops to put down the rebellion. Aid agencies called for urgent international action, warning Haiti is on "the verge of a generalized civil war." The U.N. refugee agency met with officials in Washington to discuss how to confront a feared exodus of Haitians. On Tuesday, airlines...
  • Plane explodes in Haiti, killing all 21 on board

    08/24/2003 8:06:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 188+ views
    Associated Press | August 24, 2003
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A commuter passenger plane exploded and crashed after take off Sunday from Haiti's northern city of Cap-Haitien, killing all 21 aboard, news reports said. Five minutes after it took off Sunday afternoon, witnesses saw smoke billowing from the twin-propeller plane which sent distress signals to the Cap-Haitien control tower, private Radio Maxima reported. There was an explosion and crash, witnesses told the radio station's director Jean-Robert Lalane, who spoke to The Associated Press AP by telephone from the scene. It was unclear whether the explosion came before or after the crash, he said. Lalane said...