Haiti Seaport Damage Complicates Relief Efforts

Heavy damage to the seaport at Port-au-Prince is complicating efforts to ship rescue supplies to the devastated city.<p/> The U.S. Coast Guard, which patrolled the seaport in Port-au-Prince Thursday, confirmed extensive damage from Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

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