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Filipino crew member of Grand Princess cruise ship dies of COVID-19

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:05 PM

‘We salute him for his dedication to his job and for the sacrifices that he had made for his family,’ says the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

QUARANTINED SHIP. The MV Grand Princess cruise ship. Handout photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

21 on stranded U.S. cruise ship test positive for coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:01 AM

Vice President Mike Pence says 19 crew members and 2 passengers test positive for the coronavirus

GRAND PRINCESS. In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 This handout photo taken and released by Carolyn Wright shows the Grand Princess cruise ship during a cruise to Hawaii in February 2020. Handout photo by Carolyn Wright/AFP

U.S. game makers conference postponed amid virus fears

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference says it will be held later this year

POSTPONED. Attendees walk by the Sony PlayStation booth at the 2019 GDC Game Developers Conference on March 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Comeback king Mahomes sparks Chiefs to Super Bowl win

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:58 AM

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs erase a double-digit deficit to win for the third straight game as Kansas City ends a 50-year Super Bowl title drought

ALL SMILES. Patrick Mahomes (right) and Frank Clark celebrate as the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl since 1970. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

New era beckons as Chiefs, 49ers clash in Super Bowl

Feb 02, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The Super Bowl could mark a changing of the guard for the NFL's quarterback hierarchy as the curtain comes down on the league's 100th season

HISTORY-SEEKING. The Kansas City Chiefs look to win their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. Photo from Instagram/@chiefs

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The Chiefs end a 50-year wait for a Super Bowl appearance, while the 49ers try to complete their unfinished business 7 years ago

BREAKTHROUGH. Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes steers the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Photo from Twitter/NFL

Vaping linked to rare lung disease – study

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'This is the first known case of a metal-induced toxicity in the lung that has followed from vaping and it has resulted in long-term, probably permanent, scarring of the patient's lungs,' says a researcher

San Francisco Board of Supervisors hits Duterte drug war, De Lima detention

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Malacañang slams the 'toxic and unacceptable intrusion' into Philippine sovereignty

DRUG WAR. Suspected drugs personalities were apprehended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What to expect at the 2019 Game Developers Conference

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

With rumors of announcements for new consoles and services, gamers may want to tune into the conference this year

GDC. A general view of the Game Developers Conference is seen in San Francisco, California on March 03, 2015. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Cordillera gongs stolen in California

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The Oakland-based ACPA has been lending the gangsa to Filipino dance troupes in the area

Photo by Scott Louie

More than 300 iPhone X units stolen ahead of U.S. launch

Nov 03, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Over $370,000 worth of iPhone X units are stolen in San Francisco on Thursday, November 2, lifted off the UPS delivery truck they were being delivered in

Want your self-driving car in Manila? Book an Uber someday

Mar 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Uber won t say no to a challenge but engineering manager Matt Sweeney says the technology has to get smarter first before it can be deployed in chaotic traffic

THE FUTURE OF UBER. The ridesharing application acquired self-driving truck startup Otto in its bid to join push for the new technology. Rappler photo

Hackers attack San Francisco transit agency, hold data hostage

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Aside from reportedly holding 2 112 of the transit agency s machines hostage the hacker is now threatening to release sensitive data unless its ransom is paid

San Francisco police cut ties with PNP over drug war

Oct 26, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The police department terminates its 16 year old exchange program with the Philippine National Police over concerns of allegations of civil rights violations

Controversial Kaepernick set for first NFL start this season

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:12 AM

Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has polarized audiences by protesting the US national anthem will start against the Buffalo Bills

STARTING QB. Colin Kaepernick will get his chance to make his statement on the field against the Bills. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Cubs take commanding NLDS lead with 5-2 win over Giants

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Cubs are one win from the NL Championship series after defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game two

GOING LONG. Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a home run in the postseason. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Kaepernick says he received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The 49ers quarterback says his protest of the US national anthem has led to death threats he says

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images/AFP

Volkswagen engineer indicted in US emissions case

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:50 AM

James Liang helped develop the diesel engines equipped with defeat devices for some 500 000 Volkswagen cars sold in the United States

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 29, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen at a dealership in Woodbridge, Virginia. A US judge on August 25, 2016 gave German automaker Volkswagen until October 24 to come up with a fix for three-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat emissions tests, or face trial. Meanwhile, Volkswagen indicated it has reached a settlement deal in principle with US dealerships over diesel-cheat losses.  / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS

Kaepernick booed after latest anthem boycott in San Diego

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Kaepernick triggered furious debate over his decision to sit during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Volkswagen gets preliminary approval for US emissions settlement

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

US District Judge Charles Breyer praises the enormous effort to settle the scandal and sets an October 18 deadline for final approval of the deal

epa05442175 (FILE) An archive picture made available on 23 June 2016 shows the US flag reflected in the hood of a Volkswagen (VW) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, 13 May 2009. According to news reports on 26 July 2016, a US federal judge gives preliminary approval to a 15 billion US dollar settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal in a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. VW's admited on 2015 that it had cheated on its US exhaust tests. EPA/FRISO GENTSCH

Airbnb sues over registration of San Francisco homes

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The site argues that a city ordinance will harm thousands of everyday San Francisco residents who depend on Airbnb

US authorities extend deadline for Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A San Francisco district court gives the German carmaker until June 28 to present its plan to compensate US car owners

epa05327037 An exterior view of the San Francisco Federal Courthouse where US Justice Department officials and attorneys representing Volkswagen appeared in a 'Status Conference' in a lawsuit over diesel emissions, in San Francisco, California, USA, 24 May 2016. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oklahoma on record-breaking flight

May 13, 2016 - 9:45 AM

UPDATED This feels like a really great success says Solar Impulse team member Christoph Schlettig

TAKE OFF. A handout picture provided by Solar Impulse shows the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft after take off at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, USA, May 12, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammarin/Solar Impulse/EPA

Ex-NFL star charged with raping developmentally disabled woman

May 04, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers player Dana Stubblefield angrily denies the charges with his lawyer calling it a money grab

CHARGED. Former San Francisco 49ers player claims the encounter was consensual. Photo from

Solar Impulse 2 resumes round-the-world flight

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The plane is expected to cross the United States stopping in New York before a trans Atlantic flight to Europe from where the pilots plan to make their way back to the point of departure in Abu Dhabi

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout picture made available through Global Newsroom shows team members working on the plane shortly before Solar Impulse2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Piccard, successfully took off from Kalaeloa Airport, O'ahu, Hawaii, April 21, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammartin/EPA

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

US Navy ship missing for 95 years found near San Francisco

Mar 24, 2016 - 12:56 PM

No human remains were found but the wreckage is protected by a law prohibiting unauthorized disturbance of sunken military vessels and planes

AFTER 95 YEARS. The USS Conestoga tug boat, which disappeared on March 25, 1921 after departing San Francisco on its way to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, was the last US Navy ship to be lost in peacetime. File photo from Wikipedia

Barry Bonds, back in MLB, declares 'God knows I'm a Hall of Famer'

Feb 21, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Whether or not the writers vote him in Barry Bonds says his peers view him as a Hall of Fame caliber player

BACK IN BASEBALL. Barry Bonds, seen throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before an NL Championship game in 2014, is back in the MLB as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Jokowi di depan pengusaha AS: Berinvestasi di Indonesia kini lebih mudah

Feb 18, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Jokowi berjanji akan menyederhanan berbagai perizinan yang rumit dan mengubah peraturan yang tumpang tindih agar lebih banyak mendorong investasi yang masuk ke Indonesia

Presiden Joko Widodo menyampaikan pidato kunci di hadapan sekitar 200 pengusaha Amerika Serikat dalam forum Dewan Bisnis AS-ASEAN pada Rabu, 17 Februari 2016. Dalam forum itu, Jokowi mengatakan kini lebih mudah untuk berinvestasi di Indonesia. Foto oleh KBRI Washington DC

Hadiri KTT AS-ASEAN di Calfornia, apa saja agenda Jokowi?

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Jokowi akan berada di Amerika Serikat hingga tanggal 17 Februari 2016

Presiden Joko Widodo didampingi Ibu Iriana Widodo tiba di Amerika Serikat ketika mengunjungi Washington DC pada tahun 2015. Foto: Facebook Joko Widodo

Jokowi jadi pembicara kunci soal terorisme di KTT AS-ASEAN

Feb 12, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Presiden Barack Obama menganggap Indonesia memiliki kemampuan dan pengalaman yang cukup dalam menghadapi tindak terorisme

Presiden Joko Widodo menyampaikan pidato dalam penutupan acara Konferensi Asia Afrika, 23 April 2015. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips found dead in jail cell

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:06 AM

Troubled former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in a California prison where he was awaiting trial for killing a cellmate

FINAL DOWN. Lawrence Phillips, who played for a number of NFL teams before exiting the league, had been serving a 31-year prison term and awaiting trial on a murder charge. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

San Francisco-Manila PAL flights to use NAIA-1

Dec 07, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Using NAIA 1 for this route until March 24 2016 will ease the effects of peak travel period PAL says

NEW TERMINAL. PAL's San Francisco-Manila flights arriving at NAIA 1 from Tuesday until Thursday, March 24, 2016 period are PR105 and PR115.

Literally 'un-amazing'

Nov 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Language is a living art that changes with the times – and ethics per the Associated Press – it reflects and reveals more about the speaker than intended

Airbnb apologizes for poor judgment in ads

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:22 PM

The ads are part of its tax battle with the city government of San Francisco

First Filipina-American to win Olympic gold to be honored

Oct 10, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Victoria Manalo Draves who won two gold medals in the diving competitions at the 1948 Olympics will be honored in San Francisco

RECOGNIZED. Victoria Manalo Draves will receive a plaque in her honor. Screengrab from Olympics' YouTube

Fil-Ams mount event to promote education vs domestic abuse

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Children who witness domestic violence are twice likely to become abusive or abused in adulthood

Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The signatories promise although without binding penalties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 from 1990 levels by 2050

Victorious Fil-Am plaintiffs seek new win in coming election

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:12 PM

Other people will always divide and rule Filipinos for their own agenda Do we want to progress politically or do we want to be puppets?

Bone marrow and miracles: Meeting my match, Mailyna

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:10 PM

All I had to do was show up to an hour long procedure to give Mailyna a former stranger a child a shot at the physical freedoms I’ve enjoyed

EMOTIONAL MEETING. Kristine Sydney meets her bone marrow recipient Mailyna for the first time. Photo by Duy Ho/Asian American Donor Program

What James Reid and Nadine Lustre really like about each other

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:58 PM

The two stars share their memorable experiences doing their latest project ‘On The Wings of Love’

Praise for first Fil-Am pastor of premier San Francisco church

Aug 04, 2015 - 12:00 AM

In a fair playing field Filipinos can show we are as good as anyone

Earth's 'cousin,' YouTube updates, the latest Tomb Raider game | SciTech4u

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Rappler s business reporter and tech enthusiast Chris Schnabel sits in for Matthew Ang where he gives a rundown of Apple s latest earnings YouTube s newest features and San Francisco s pee proof walls

WATCH: Full trailer of ‘On The Wings of Love’

Jul 25, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The show starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre is shot partly in the US

Fil-Am runs for SF board of supervisors

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Marjan Philhour seeks a seat in the legislative body that helps govern the Californian city with a 6 billion annual budget

Ex-US lawmaker in PH gun smuggling pleads guilty

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Leland Yee faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison with a fine of 250 000 and the possibility of supervised release after 3 years

SUSPECT. California State senator and candidate Leland Yee waits outside polling station with his wife Maxine Yee inside San Francisco City Hall in 2011 when he was mayoral candidate. The senator pleads guilty to federal charges of corruption and racketeering, among other crimes. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: #LoveWins from NYC to San Francisco

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:00 PM

LGBT FilAms celebrate with their American counterparts on Pride Day

The LGBT Pride March in California, USA on June 28, 2015. Photo by Ben Molina/Rappler

Kat Evasco: The woman who will make you laugh – and cry

Jun 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Meet Kat Evasco at NextDayBetter San Francisco Saturday June 20th 2015

What's new: OS X, iOS 9, watchOS 2 at #WWDC15

Jun 09, 2015 - 4:50 AM

Here are the highlights of the unveiling for each of Apple s operating systems

A teacher's request to Steph Curry: 'Don’t ever visit my high school'

Jun 04, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The reason I don’t want you to come has to do with what you won’t say writes Amaral

Speaking from a different perspective, one San Francisco teacher asks NBA MVP Steph Curry to never visit his high school. File Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP