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  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    MANILA (Reuters) - Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday. In cinemas,...
  • Philippine high court upholds law on birth control rights

    Philippine high court upholds law on birth control rights
    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.  Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
  • Why did Calif. state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more...
  • Philippines March inflation at 3.9 percent, slower than expected

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine inflation slowed for the second straight month in March on lower prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco and partly as a pending power tariff hike has yet to be implemented, allowing policymakers room to keep rates steady...
  • Calif. state senator indicted on arms trafficking, corruption charges

    SAN FRANCISCO In a stunning criminal complaint, California state Sen. Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the San Francisco Bay Area, casting yet another...
  • Yee wanted campaign cash from gun conspiracy, feds say

    SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart. A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted...
  • Osaka Fest Rewards Philippines, Korea Titles

    HONG KONG - The Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan wrapped on Sunday with its top prize going to "Shift" by Philippines director Siege Ledesma. The jury said that films from South Korea and The Philippines stood out, and that it had awarde the Grand...
  • Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn

    Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn
    State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year. The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
  • Park Ridge discusses economic development

    Park Ridge discusses economic development
    With an economic recovery underway, the time to hire someone to promote Park Ridge's economic development is now, city officials said as aldermen continue parsing the proposed budget for 2014-15. City Manager Shawn Hamilton said on March 4 he wants to...
  • Healing power of art

    Healing power of art
    The first time Linda Lawler spoke to Jacky she expected their conversation to be somber — sad, even. Instead, she was taken by the joy and hope beaming from the young woman, whose real name and age are not being used to protect her privacy....
  • Makati City, in the Philippines, deemed selfie capital of the world

    Makati City, in the Philippines, deemed selfie capital of the world
    Where are the most selfie-obsessed places on the planet? Makati City outside Manila in the Philippines has been dubbed the selfie capital of the world by Time magazine, which also ranked the Disney dominated Anaheim-Santa Ana area as fourth. Sorry,...
  • Foot doctor hoofs it back to L.A.

    Foot doctor hoofs it back to L.A.
    Dr. David Rizzo's love affair with Los Angeles was rock solid for decades. The first sign of trouble came last year, when the house-call foot doctor finally grew tired of logging so many hours in his car and decided to break off the relationship. Rizzo,...