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Posted at 2:18 PM ET, 01/20/2010

Evening news roundup

By Washington Post editors


Good afternoon. Hope your day is going well.

We have mix of world and local headlines -- including the latest updates from Post correpsondents in Haiti.

Another quake hits Haiti. A large aftershock hit Haiti this morning. Initial reports said it was a 6.0 quake, but the USGS now says it was a 5.9-magnitude tremor. It was the most significant aftershock to hit Haiti since the 7.0 quake eight days ago.

We know the pictures are horrifying enough, but for a sense of what it's like on the ground, here are first person dispatches from Post reporters in Haiti.

You've been reading about all the great rescue work being done by Fairfax County's search and rescue team, which has now saved 16 people since they arrived in Haiti last week. They are now joined by a group of ER doctors and nurses from Inova hospitals, which after a two-and-a-half day journey,, have finally arrived in Port-au-Prince and have begun the hard work of treating patients. The medical team is there as part of the Community Coalition for Haiti. (Post)

The Baltimore-based hospital ship, the USNS Comfort is within range of Haiti's capital city and its personnel have also begun treating its first patients, who are being airlifted to the massive ship. WUSA has reporter Scott Broom on board sending regular dispatches. Among the first to be treated: a six-year-old boy.

In local news, Metro Board members Jim Graham, Peter Benjamin and Chris Zimmerman, were interviewed on WTOP today. The trio answered questions about the legacy of soon-to-be-departing Metro chief John B. Catoe, Jr. Benjamin, who represents Maryland on the board said he expects the search for a new Metro chief to take six to nine months. (Post)

Man accused of shooting eight. A 39-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing eight people in Appomattox County Tuesday night, surrendered to police early Wednesday morning after a 20-hour manhunt.

200 pounds = one vote? D.C. Vote announced today it is delivering more than 200 pounds of petitions to President Obama in hopes of getting White House backing for the District's long struggle for voting rights. Two hundred pounds translates to about 41,000 petitions.

Party crashers take the fifth. The Salahis appeared before a House committee looking into security breaches at the White House and took the fifth when it came to answering committee questions about how they ended up at a White House state dinner despite not being on the guest list. Also, WJLA Fox 5 and WUSA.

Good news for sports fans. FedEx Field is getting HD video screens. We thank Mr. Sports Bog for this tip.

Taser victim remembered. The father of the D.C. man who died Sunday after being hit by a stun gun while standing on the platform at the Pentagon City Metro station was remembered by his father. William R. Bumbrey III was being chased by Arlington police offers after allegedly stealing from a phramacy. (Post)

Cover your eyes. Arlington Police are looking for a man suspected of flashing women along the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail last week. (Post) WTOP.

Some like it hot. For those who like it hot and spicy, a primer on Kimchi, a Korean staple.

Thanks for reading. Have a good evening.

By Washington Post editors  | January 20, 2010; 2:18 PM ET
 
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