Australia, Japan and various U.S. agencies are among those joining what will swell into a major international relief mission in the coming days.
2. STUDY ABROAD AT ALL-TIME HIGH
Chinese students lead the way among foreigners on U.S. campuses, while Americans are going overseas in record numbers, too.
3. SNOOPY, CALVIN AND BEETLE BAILEY LIVE HERE
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus will open to the public Saturday.
4. 'ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT'S LONESOME'
World War II veterans like George Williams, 90, see fewer and fewer of their comrades at reunions, as the march of time takes its toll.
5. WHAT EVERONE'S BEEN KVETCHING ABOUT
A six-week shortage of knishes that started after a fire at a suburban New York factory is expected to be over by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.
6. 2 KILLED, 6 WOUNDED AT HOUSE PARTY
An 18th birthday gathering near Houston turns deadly when someone begins to fire a pistol into the air in celebration, and confusion and panic ensue.
7. WHERE THAT SATELLITE ENDED UP
After running out of fuel last month, the research device re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrates, causing no known damage.
8. 'ATHEIST MEGA-CHURCHES' SPREAD DISBELIEF
Gatherings of nonbelievers in San Diego, Nashville and other U.S. cities draw hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual.
9. OF TOKING AND TWERKING
Singer Miley Cyrus smokes a joint on stage and dances with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs in Amsterdam.
10. WHO'S LEVELING NEW ACCUSATIONS IN DOLPHINS' HARASSMENT CASE
Suspended Miami guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent a threatening text a week after their relationship became the subject of a harassment case.