Three years overdue, elections for parliament will finally take place in Haiti. The Haitian National Police will be taking the lead for security with some help from the UN Police. Video by Jacqueline Charles / Miami Herald staff
Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald staff
Haiti's legislative elections
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Listen to the 911 call for help from a Hollywood nursing home
A Miami congressional candidate talks about her encounters with extraterrestrials
Watch family find dog alive and well after Santa Rosa fire destroyed home
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters courthouse before pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior
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Coal miner praised for passionate national anthem performance
Cat rescued from beneath car in aftermath of Sonoma County fires
Louisiana oil rig explosion injures at least seven
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Trump decertifies Iran Nuclear Deal
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Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. The US Army says Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg.
A miner in West Virginia was filmed passionately singing the national anthem before his October 10 shift in a clip which has been shared widely online. Josh Stowers performed the Star-Spangled Banner at the Mammoth Coal Company, West Virginia while his colleagues stood with their heads bowed, eyes closed and hands over their hearts. The video was shared on Facebook by Stowers’ colleague Shane Wriston, a safety worker at Alpha Natural Resources, which owns Mammoth Coal.
A cat was rescued by Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies on October 13 in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. This footage shows the deputies coaxing the cat out of hiding from underneath a vehicle. According to reports, the cat’s name was Milo, and its paws had been burned in the fire. Milo was reunited with its owner, Ed Ratliff, shortly after the video was posted on YouTube. Ratliff lost his home in the fire.
Seven people were injured when an explosion ripped through an oil rig in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, on October 15. The New Orleans Advocate said cleaning chemicals being used on a platform caught fire. This video was posted to Facebook by Karl Hanson, who lives locally. He said he recorded it with the use of a telescope.
Almost four weeks after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, 85 percent of the population is still without electricity, forcing people to go old school, with washboards, candles and cash to manage life in the new dark ages. (In Spanish)
In a feat of engineering to counter the effect of Mother Nature, the Kampong raised its whale-sized baobab tree with a 240-ton crane. The 80-year-old tree was felled by Hurricane Irma -- the fourth hurricane that has knocked it down since David Fairchild planted it.