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Chinese firm sued by U.S. over 'fake' masks not certified – official

Jun 22, 2020 - 3:38 PM

King Year Packaging and Printing is not on a list of enterprises approved or registered as meeting foreign standards, China's Commerce Ministry says

Sacramento 2020 playoff preview: Kings turned pawns

Jun 18, 2020 - 6:19 PM

A year after showing legitimate promise, the Kings have since taken a step back

BRIGHT SPOT. Kings star De’Aaron Fox averages a team-best 20.4 points. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

6 shocking twists in 'The King: Eternal Monarch'

Jun 12, 2020 - 9:51 PM

The K-drama is set to air its finale on Friday, June 12

'THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH.' The K-drama airs its finale after a season full of twists and turns. Photo courtesy of Netflix

A royal conversation with PBA legend Abe King

Jun 08, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Abe King charted an iconic PBA career that saw him etch his mark as one of the best defenders and rebounders in league history

ICON. Abe King earned the moniker "Chairman of the Boards" in the PBA. Photo from Abe King's Facebook account


U.S. sues Chinese firm over half-million 'fake' N95 masks

Jun 06, 2020 - 10:29 AM

King Year Packaging and Printing falsely claims the 495,200 masks it shipped met the N95 standard and also falsely claimed they were certified by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, according to the complaint

'Tiger King' star loses famous zoo to nemesis Carole Baskin

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:34 PM

A court rules that tiger zookeeper Joe Exotic will have to hand over ownership of his animal park to the nemesis he tried to have murdered, Carole Baskin

Want to get started on 'The King: Eternal Monarch'? Here's a quick guide to help you out

May 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM

The K-drama stars Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun

THE KING ETERNAL MONARCH. The show tells the story of two worlds that collide – and two characters from each of those worlds that fall in love. Image courtesy of Netflix

Nicolas Cage to star in 'Tiger King' series

May 05, 2020 - 3:33 PM

The 'National Treasure' actor will executive produce and star in a scripted limited TV series about Netflix's 'Tiger King' zookeeper Joe Exotic

Lee Min-ho is back! What to expect from Netflix's 'The King: Eternal Monarch'

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Netflix's new K-drama marks the return of Lee Min Ho and Goblin's Kim Go-Eun

COMEBACK. Actor Lee Min-ho makes his grand comeback in Netflix's The King: Eternal Monarch after a three-year hiatus. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Saudi princess pleads for release from high-security prison

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Princess Basmah bint Saud, an outspoken royal family member, writes on her verified Twitter account: 'As you may be aware (?) I am currently being arbitrarily held at Al-Ha'ir prison without criminal, or otherwise any charges'

SaudiPrincess Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz speaks during a discussion on the role of women in the Middle East at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC on April 12, 2017. Mandel NGAN / AFP

Shaq denies possessing big cats from Netflix's 'Tiger King'

Apr 11, 2020 - 9:10 PM

'The tigers never come into my possession,' says NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal as he gets roasted for his cameo in the docuseries 'Tiger King'

TIGER AFFINITY. Shaquille O'Neal has been open about his love for big cats, but denies possessing them. Photo from Shaquille O'Neal's Instagram

Return of the 'Tiger King': Netflix sets follow-up episode

Apr 10, 2020 - 11:43 AM

The episode 'The Tiger King and I' will premiere on April 12

'Tiger King:' True-crime tale of 'Joe Exotic' grips U.S.

Apr 04, 2020 - 4:19 PM

Netflix's latest surreal true-crime series 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness' features Joe Exotic, a big cat-loving zookeeper now in prison for a murder-for-hire plot

Dutch king apologizes for violence during Indonesian independence war

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Dutch King Willem-Alexander give the statement during a state visit to the country with Queen Maxima after a ceremony with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the capital Jakarta

APOLOGY. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) shakes hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java on March 10, 2020. Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/Pool/AFP

NBA fines Blazers' McCollum, Kings' Len for shoving match

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:06 PM

CJ McCollum and Alex Len almost come to blows after shoving each other

PUNISHED. CJ McCollum has been fined $20,000 for shoving Alex Len and trying to escalate the altercation. File photo from Twitter/@trailblazers


Bazemore drops 23 as Kings continue winning ways over Clippers

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Playing their first game after the All-Stars, the Kings sustain their hot streak against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

RED-HOT. De'Aaron Fox (right) and the Kings overcome the 31-point outburst of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Video footage of the operation shows Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens

PERFORMANCE. Musician Dagmar Turner plays the violin during brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Photo by King's College Hospital/AFP

Without Giannis, Bucks roll to 46th season win

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Even without reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks rally past the Sacramento Kings

'BEST TEAM'. Khris Middleton believes that the Milwaukee Bucks can manage with or without star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo from Khris Middleton's Instagram

Lakers win first game since Kobe Bryant tragedy

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:01 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back after falling prey to the Trail Blazers on a night they paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James notches his 11th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


LOOK: Ramen Nagi offers new Korean King Ramen

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:39 PM

Noodles, beef broth, egg, and kimchi – yes, please! Ramen Nagi's new Korean King Ramen is only available until February 15.

Local election in U.S. to allow voting via smartphones

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:08 PM

Experts object: 'There is a firm consensus in the cybersecurity community that mobile voting on a smartphone is a really stupid idea'


King of Jordan warns Islamic State on rise again

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Jordan, whose stability is seen as vital for the volatile Middle East, hosts some 1.3 million refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria

KING. A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on October 21, 2018 shows Jordanian King Abdullah II speaking during a meeting with local political figures in the capital Amman. (Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP)

Sanchez sworn in as head of Spain's first coalition gov't in decades

Jan 08, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Pedro Sanchez takes the oath before King Felipe VI a day after being narrowly confirmed as premier in parliament

REELECTED. Spain's reelected prime minister, socialist Pedro Sanchez (R) talks with Spain's King Felipe VI, after taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on January 8, 2020. Photo by Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool/AFP

Sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach Luke Walton dropped

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:21 PM

No reason was given for the dismissal and it was not clear whether Luke Walton and former sports reporter Kelli Tennant had reached a financial settlement

CASE DROPPED. Luke Walton was accused of sexual assault by Kelli Tennant in 2014. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Saudi king invites Qatar emir to Riyadh summit

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The invitation to the December 10 summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation (GCC) comes amid signs of reduced animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has led an economic boycott of Doha since 2017

INVITATION. This combination of pictures created on December 03, 2019 shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (left) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Photos by Fethi Belaid, Bandar Al-Jaloud/Pool/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

‘Kings of Reality Shows’ review: A comedy and a confessional

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:09 AM

'Kings of Reality Shows' is more than what it thinks it is

Michael Jackson biopic in the works from 'Bohemian Rhapsody' producer

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'Bohemian Rhapsody' producer Graham King will be helming the feature film about the late King of Pop's complex life of fame

Taliban release 2 Western hostages in Afghanistan

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:19 PM

The Taliban's main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, confirms that the transfer of the Taliban prisoners 'is complete, and they have arrived where they were supposed to come'

SWAP. This file handout photo taken on October 15, 2014, by the Afghan National Directorate of Security shows Taliban prisoner Anas Haqqani, a senior leader of the Haqqani network, in Kabul. AFP PHOTO/Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS)

Hield hits 35 as Kings snap Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Celtics lose for the first time in almost a month as Buddy Hield sets a personal season-high in points for the Kings

STREAK BUSTERS. Buddy Hield and the Kings stop the Celtics' hot run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics


Lakers escape Kings for solo lead in West behind James, Davis

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

LeBron James delivers an impressive performance across the board, while Anthony Davis comes up with the game-sealing block for the streaking Lakers

STILL GOT IT. LeBron James turns back the clock with a poster dunk over Nemanja Bjelica. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers


Spanish royals visit Havana for 500th anniversary celebrations

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:22 AM

The trip of King Felipe and Queen Letizia to Cuba is the first state visit by a Spanish monarch to the former colony, one of the last to gain independence from Madrid in 1898

ROYALS. Spain's King Felipe (right) and Queen Letizia walk along a street in Havana on November 12, 2019. The Spanish royals are visiting Cuba for Havana's 500th anniversary. Photo by Jorge Luis Banos/pool/AFP

Burger King launches 'veggie Whopper' in Europe

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The fast food giant adds the new meatless burger to its menu in 25 countries and 2,500 restaurants around Europe

Yeezy Walks: new album, film see Kanye West go holier than thou

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The rapper releases a new record 'Jesus is King,' along with an IMAX film of the same title

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018 Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - Rapper Kanye West on Thursday said he one day would helm the Oval Office, a left-field suggestion made during a lengthy interview that touched on subjects from porn to Donald Trump. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

These women are not just wives

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We should report on them as persons with their own accomplishments

Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

'This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of archaeologists, conservationists and workers,' says Mostafa al-Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities

RARE TROVE. Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

13-foot king cobra captured from sewer in Thailand

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:42 PM

It takes 7 rescue workers one hour to pull out the 13-foot, 15-kilo king cobra

WRESTLED. This handout from the Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation taken on October 13, 2019 and received on October 15, 2019 shows members of the rescue foundation holding a 13-foot long king cobra that was found in a sewer in Krabi. Handout / Krabi Pitakpracha Foundation/AFP

Kanye West drops short trailer for Imax film 'Jesus is King'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The rapper's upcoming Imax film will feature 'songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition' and will bring his performance series of gospel choirs 'to life'

Timothée Chalamet 'terrified' to take on Shakespeare as Henry V

Sep 03, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Chalamet plays Henry V in Shakespeare's 'The King,' opposite real-life girlfriend Lily-Rose Depp, who plays Catherine of Valois

WATCH: Timothée Chalamet as a young Henry V in ‘The King’

Aug 28, 2019 - 1:36 PM

All Hail the King!

YOUNG KING. Timothée Chalamet plays Henry V in the upcoming film, 'The King.' Screenshot from Netflix Philippines on YouTube

Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The 85-year-old talk show host splits with his wife of 22 years

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges dialogue to solve Yemen tensions

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Speaking after meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman near Mecca, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan says dialogue is 'the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis'

A handout picture provided by the Ministry of Presidential affairs-Abu Dhabi on August 12, 2019, shows Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz near the holy city of Mecca during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia on today and called for dialogue to resolve tensions in Yemen, after deadly clashes there between government loyalists and UAE-backed forces. Mohammed Al-HAMMADI / Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi / AFP

YouTube star Grant Thompson killed in paragliding accident

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Also known as 'The King of Random,' the 38-year-old Youtube star was reported missing on Monday after he didn't return from a paragliding trip

Moroccan King pardons thousands, including 'Hirak' protesters

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:08 PM

An official statement announces 4,764 people are to be pardoned, including some detained during the months of protests in the long-marginalized northern Rif region

KING MOHAMMED VI. In this file photo taken on July 31, 2000 Morocco's King Mohammed VI salutes in his capacity as army chief of staff at an official oath-taking ceremony of soldiers at the Royal Palace in Rabat. File photo by Joelle Vassort/AFP

Disney's 'Lion King' roars as James Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:11 AM

'Congratulations to 'Avengers Endgame' on becoming the new box-office king' says James Cameron

‘The Lion King’ review: Bloated, unnecessary spectacle

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The Lion King' is all shine but no spirit

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'The Lion King: The Gift' is meant to be a 'sister piece' album to her new film and 'a love letter to Africa', the singer says

Alapag relishes lessons learned from coaching stint with Kings

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Jimmy Alapag gains knowledge from esteemed NBA tacticians and reconnects with his former mentors in his Summer League stint with the Sacramento Kings

ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Jimmy Alapag grabs the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler


Alapag says Kings coaching stint ‘has been everything’

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Jimmy Alapag hopes his stint as Sacramento Kings deputy can open more opportunities for Filipino coaches in the NBA

GRATEFUL. With the help of former NBA player Vlade Divac, Jimmy Alapag gets a one-of-a-kind coaching experience. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Disney's 3D 'Lion King' sends animation roaring forward

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Expectations are sky-high for the film about young lion cub Simba avenging his father's death to emulate the commercial success of 'The Jungle Book', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'Aladdin'