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Arizona takes Google to court over location tracking

May 28, 2020 - 12:04 PM

'While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,' Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

Remy Martin 'always wanted to play' for Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Filipino-American NBA hopeful Remy Martin says he is going to give 'everything I have' for the national team

HOOP DREAMS. Filipino-American Remy Martin decides to leave Arizona State to declare for the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@sundevilhoops

Biden-Sanders vote proceeds in 3 U.S. states despite coronavirus fears

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:14 PM

As Arizona, Florida, and Illinois prepare to vote between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, there is confusion over whether polling stations will be safe, given the pandemic

DEMOCRACY GOES ON. Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump seeks to tighten grip on Arizona, likely swing state in 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - 7:28 AM

In the border state, US President Donald Trump stands by his campaign promise of building the wall

ALLIES. US Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) hugs President Donald Trump at a rally at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara / Getty Images North America/AFP

LOOK: Jollibee opens new branches in U.S. and Canada

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Long lines welcome the opening of the new Jollibee stores in Chandler, Arizona; and in Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada

JOLLIBEE IN SASKATCHEWAN. Philippine fast-food chain Jollibee draws long lines of customers for its milestone opening in Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo courtesy of Jollibee

Pearl Harbor veteran interred on sunken ship

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Veterans and officials mark the 78th anniversary of the 1941 sneak attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, which brought a previously reluctant United States into World War II

SALUTE. This handout picture released by the US Navy shows attendees saluting the ashes of USS Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner during his sunset interment ceremony as part of the 78th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance Commemoration on December 7, 2019 in Pearl Harbor. Photo handout by US Navy/AFP

Software behind self-driving Uber crash didn't recognize jaywalkers

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The woman had been crossing the street 'at a location without a crosswalk; the system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians,' the US National Transportation Safety Board says

UBER CRASH. Dashcam footage from the Uber vehicle shows the biker being lit up from the feet up by the self-driving vehicle moments before impact. Image from Twitter video @TempePolice.

The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:28 AM

If you think nothing like that could ever happen to humans, think again.

WALKING DEAD. File photo of an zombie-themed escape room. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Arizona senator says she was raped while in Air Force

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:13 AM

Arizona Senator Martha McSally, who spent 26 years in the Air Force and commanded a fighter squadron, reveals the attack in emotional remarks during US Senate subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) speaks while Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) (R), listens, during a Senate Armed Service Committee on prevention and response to sexual assaults in the military, on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP  MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Races to watch in U.S. midterm elections 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests

SENATE RACE. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke. Photos from Shutterstock

Dashcam video shows final seconds before fatal Uber crash

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) The driver is seen looking down at something for nearly 5 seconds before finally gazing up the instant before the car hit a woman in Tempe, in the US state of Arizona on Sunday

DARK STREET. The pedestrian hit by the Uber self-driving car is slowly lit up by the headlights of the car moments before being hit. Screen shot from Twitter @TempePolice.

Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street in the city of Tempe late Sunday, according to the San Francisco-based company

UBER. In this file photo taken on September 13, 2016, pilot models of the Uber self-driving car are displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. File photo by Angelo Merendino / AFP

At least 3 dead, 4 injured in U.S. Grand Canyon chopper crash

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona, says Hualapai Nation police chief Francis Bradley

Hazy blue hour in Grand Canyon. View from the South Rim.

MLB rookie pays off parents' home mortgage for Christmas

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

'Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours,' Smith's mother read as she choked back tears

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Pavin Smith brought his parents to tears of joy after paying off what they owed on their home for Christmas. Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico arrests suspected U.S. cult over triple murder

Nov 06, 2017 - 4:39 PM

Mexico prosecutors announce the arrest of Orson William Black Jr. along with his 4 wives and 22 other people including an undetermined number of minors

CULT. General view during the police operation at the ranch of US citizen Orson William Black Jr. alleged "fugitive of the American justice for sexual crimes" and leader of a sect called "La Comuna" in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua state, Mexico on November 5, 2017. Photo by STR / AFP

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:48 PM

UPDATED Trump dedicates around half an hour of his 78 minute speech in Phoenix Arizona to attack the sick people in the news media before turning his fire on his own side

ECHO CHAMBER. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty Images/AFP

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

US Senators McCain, Rubio win their Republican primaries

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Their primary victories set up high profile re election efforts in November as their party fights to retain control of Congress

In this file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (L) confers with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) as U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Russian hackers attack 2 US voter databases – reports

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The incidents lead the FBI to send a flash alert to election officials asking them to watch for similar cyber attacks

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at age 67

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:39 AM

Green who coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals dies after suffering a heart attack

GRID IRON MENTOR. Dennis Green made 8 playoff appearances during his 10 seasons with the Vikings, reaching the NFC Championship game in 1998 and 2000. Photo by Marcos Delgado/EPA

Scientists discover strange planet with 3 stars

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The planet named HD 131399Ab is located about 340 light years from Earth and is believed to be about 16 million years old

epa05413486 An undated handout artist's impression made avaiable by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on 07 July 2016 showing view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. The planet is known as HD 131399Ab and appears at the lower-left of the picture. Located about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), HD 131399Ab is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date, and one of very few directly imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets. EPA/L. Calcada / ESO / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: ESO/L. Calcada HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Petinju Muhammad Ali meninggal dunia

Jun 04, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Muhammad Ali diketahui telah menderita penyakit parkinson selama 30 tahun

MENINGGAL DUNIA. Petinju Muhammad Ali sempat dirawat di rumah sakit selama satu pekan lebih karena menderita penyakit pernafasan. Foto oleh Roy Dabner/EPA

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight

May 02, 2016 - 11:23 AM

4th UPDATE Pilot Andre Borschberg took to the air just after 5 am 12:00 GMT The plane had been in California for a week since crossing the Pacific to land in Mountain View

SOARING OVER SFO. In this file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on April 23, 2016. Jean Revillard/Solar Impulse/AFP

WATCH: NFL draft pick celebrates by jumping in pool

May 02, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Scooby Wright celebrates being drafted by the Cleveland Browns by hopping a fence and landing in a pool fully clothed

BIG PLUNGE. Scooby Wright takes a dip after getting picked. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Solar Impulse 2 to resume round-the-world flight within days

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:40 AM

The Solar Impulse is waiting for a weather window to fly so we will not be able to confirm the time and date for takeoff says Chris Shigas a spokesman for the project

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout image dated 27 March 2016 released by Solar Impulse 2 via Global Newsroom on April 14, 2016 shows the Solar Impulse 2 plane undertaking a maintenance flight over Hawaii performed by the test pilot Markus Scherdel before the First Round-the-World Solar flight, in Hawaii, USA. Handout photo by Jean Revillard/EPA

Trump, Clinton keep edge with Arizona wins, slip elsewhere

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED The voting gave the candidates another opportunity to pile up delegates on the way to the party nominating conventions but it did not dramatically alter the basic outlines of the race

STILL STANDING. From left to right: Ohio Gov John Kasich; Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders; Donald Trump; former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Texas Sen Ted Cruz. AFP and EPA file photos

Anti-Trump protesters rally in New York, block Arizona road

Mar 20, 2016 - 12:29 PM

The latest attempts by opponents to disrupt the campaign of the top US Republican White House hopeful resulted in a handful of arrests police and witnesses say

NO TO TRUMP. People take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on March 19, 2016 in New York City. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Arizona Reid to return next conference for San Miguel Beermen

Mar 12, 2016 - 3:47 PM

I work out every day I’m ready I’m always ready I’m a professional At the end of the day that’s my job to keep my body nice and tight says Reid

Obama meets Oregon families as 2 more die in campus shootings

Oct 10, 2015 - 8:21 AM

The October 1 shooting in Roseburg has revived the thorny debate on gun control in America – and two more deadly incidents on Friday are sure to fuel the discussion

US SHOOTING. US President Barack Obama walks towards the 'Marine One' helicopter on the South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House in Washington, DC, USA, October 9, 2015. Obama is meeting privately with families of victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. Photo by Olivier Douliery/EPA

One dead, 3 wounded in latest US university shooting

Oct 09, 2015 - 9:55 PM

The deadly shooting at Northern Arizona University NAU comes just over a week after the October 1 shooting rampage in Oregon

Retiring Reid open for return next PBA season

Jul 19, 2015 - 1:14 PM

“It’s gonna be tough but I think I still have a little bit more left in the tank ” the two time Best Import Arizona Reid said

San Miguel Beermen import Arizona Reid celebrates his much coveted first PBA championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN VINES: San Miguel sweeps Alaska for 21st title

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Check out some of the highlights of Game 4 through Vine videos

LIVE BLOG: San Miguel vs Alaska – PBA Finals Game 4

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:51 AM

Live blog of Game 4 of the Governors Cup Finals between the San Miguel Beermen and Alaska Aces

Why Reid and the Beermen are too good for doomed Aces

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:23 PM

The Aces won t go down without giving the Beermen the fight of their lives But it boils down to this: the other team is just better and that’s why the Finals is over

San Miguel takes commanding 3-0 finals lead over Alaska

Jul 15, 2015 - 9:33 PM

Arizona Reid finished with a game high 41 points and hit clutch baskets down the stretch leading his team to the win

San Miguel's Arizona Reid shows why he is the best import

Jul 13, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Arizona Reid led the San Miguel Beermen to a 2 0 finals lead over the Alaska Aces and showed why he is the best import in the Governors Cup

Reid on losing Best Import to Travis: ‘I don’t understand it, but he deserved it’

Jul 13, 2015 - 12:30 AM

“Congratulations to Travis It’s tough real tough ” says AZ Reid “I don’t understand it but he deserved it It is what it is ”

Arizona Reid lets out a roar as San Miguel goes 2-0 in the Finals against Alaska. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fajardo wins third Best Player award; Travis named Best Import

Jul 12, 2015 - 5:09 PM

The reigning league MVP Fajardo is Best Player once more as Alaska s Romeo Travis wins Best Import for the Governors Cup

BEST IMPORT. BEST PLAYER. Romeo Travis of the Alaska Aces and June Mar Fajardo of the San Miguel Beermen win Best Import and Best Player of the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel draws first blood after dominant Game 1 win

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:27 PM

The Beermen led from start to finish and pulled within 3 more wins for their second championship this season

F-16 jet crashes in Arizona – US military

Jun 25, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona tweeted that the F 16 went down around 0300 GMT near Douglas local airport and the status of the pilot is unknown at this time

A file photo of a US Air Force F-16 jet in the airspace west of the Hawaiian Islands, USA, July 23, 2014. Bruce Omori/EPA

Reid comes up clutch as Beermen win 6th straight

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Import Arizona Reid was clutch down the stretch scoring 9 of his team’s last 10 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen past the NLEX Road Warriors

BEER RUN. Arizona Reid shoots over NLEX's Asi Taulava. The San Miguel Beermen have now won 6 straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: PBA players, coaches take picks: Warriors or Cavs?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Barangay Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa among others weigh in on the 2015 NBA Finals

TAKE YOUR PICK. (From left to right) Mark Caguioa, June Mar Fajardo, and coach Yeng Guiao pick their team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Photos by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Reid, Lassiter are clutch as San Miguel snaps Barako’s win streak

May 27, 2015 - 7:11 PM

San Miguel snaps Barako Bull’s 4 game winning streak thanks to clutch shots down the stretch from Marcio Lassiter and import Arizona Reid

Arizona Reid and the Beermen outlasted Barako Bull down the stretch en route to victory. Photo by PBA Images

Beermen dispose of Hotshots to win 3rd straight

May 24, 2015 - 8:34 PM

San Miguel got the most from its big men with Arizona Reid posting 29 points and 11 rebounds while June Mar Fajardo finished with 21 points and 20 rebounds

June Mar Fajardo scored 21 and grabbed 20 rebounds as the Beermen won their third straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

San Miguel drubs Globalport behind Reid’s hot shooting

May 17, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Import Arizona Reid sizzled for 41 points as the San Miguel Beermen tarnished Globalport Batang Pier’s once perfect 3 0 record

HOT HAND. Arizona Reid hit 9 of 11 three point attempts against Globalport. Photo by Mark Cristino

San Miguel takes down Rain or Shine for first win of conference

May 12, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Import Arizona Reid scores 36 while June Mar Fajardo adds 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead San Miguel Beer to victory

Arizona Reid scored 36 points in the Beermen victory. Photo by PBA Images

What’s wrong with the San Miguel Beermen?

May 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

San Miguel has lost 9 of their past 13 games since winning the Philippine Cup begging the question: What s wrong with the Beermen?

FLAT BEER. San Miguel Beer has struggled with a 'hangover' since winning the All-Filipino crown. Photo by PBA Images