PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti’s capital city Tuesday, Jan. 12 at around 5 p.m. Jean-Max Bellerive, Haiti’s prime minister, said that the city is destroyed, and that more than 100,000 people are feared dead. Humanitarian aid is needed for the country’s decimated hospitals, and world leaders, such as Barack Obama, have pledged their support.
–www.cnn.comVATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI met with Susanna Maiolo, the woman who leaped a barrier and knocked him down at his Christmas Eve Mass, and her family earlier this week. The Pope offered his forgiveness, and asked her about her health. Maiolo was treated and released from a psychiatric clinic Saturday.
Washington State — William Clark, cofounder of the popular “Baby Einstein” video series, asked a judge to order the University of Washington to release two studies that linked young children’s television viewing with attention problems and delayed language development. Clark wants to review the university’s methodology to preserve his company’s legacy. In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended children under two do not watch television.