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Former Coast Guard chief Carlos Agustin dies

Apr 13, 2020 - 5:52 PM

The retired commodore also served in various capacities in the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Retired Commodore Carlos Agustin. Rappler screenshot

U.S. Transportation Security Administration bans TikTok use among employees

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The agency follows bans by the Department of Homeland Security and the US military

This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


U.S. senators call for security probe of TikTok

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:01 AM

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton asks the US Directorate of National Intelligence to 'conduct an assessment of the national security risks' posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 14, 2018 a photo taken in Paris shows the logo of the application TikTok. Two senior US senators called for the government to study national security risks possibly posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok, saying it could leave American users vulnerable to Beijing's spying, reported October 24, 2019. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked the Directorate of National Intelligence to "conduct an assessment of the national security risks" posed by TikTok.  JOEL SAGET / AFP

Serbia's Divac inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

'To me basketball was always about love,' says Vlade Divac, the first player born and trained outside the United States to play more than 1,000 games in the NBA

ICON. Former Lakers star Vlade Divac  credits NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson as mentors. Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:17 PM

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sounds the alarm over FaceApp's Russian developer, calling for the FBI and the consumer protection agency FTC to 'look into the national security & privacy risks' connected to the application

FACEAPP. This illustration picture shows FaceApp application displayed on the screen of a smartphone. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/ AFP

U.S. Democrats demand release of full Mueller report, documents

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election

DEMOCRATS. In this file photo taken on January 09, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Former NBA star pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Chuck Person, the former Auburn University deputy who played in the NBA for 13 years, has been linked to corruption in college basketball

GUILTY. Former NBA player Chuck Person (center) may face up to 5 years in prison. Photo from Athletic Business

Bickering opens before Trump's State of the Union speech even begins

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:47 AM

A testy exchange between the president and the senior Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, erupts ahead of the State of the Union address

Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'A total waste of time,' Trump tweets about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. 'I said bye-bye, nothing else works!'

ON BORDER WALL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers calls as 'arbitrary' the first deadline set by the US Senate Judiciary Committee for her to testify against nominee Brett Kavanaugh over a sexual assault allegation

SC NOMINEE. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Los Angeles' people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Jun 02, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Los Angeles-based entrepreneur works with humans, not animals, and is striking a blow for health and social inclusion as the founder of the famously car-friendly city's first people-walking business

PEOPLE WALKER. Chuck McCarthy chats with his client Anie Dee (R) as they walk in the Hollywood Hills, May 24, 2018 in Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

LOOK: Miley Cyrus' Converse collection will make you want to party

May 02, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The sneakers put a twist on the classic Converse design

MILEY CYRUS. The pop star releases her collection with Converse. All photos from news.nike.com

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. Congress honors Filipino veterans of World War II

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:49 AM

US Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 250,000 Filipino veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice during World War II

RECOGNITION. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan shakes hands with Dean Delen, a Filipino veteran representing guerrilla units, as Frank Francone (an American veteran representing the Philippine Scouts), Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, other congressional leaders, and Alicia Benitez (next to kin of a Filipino veteran) look on during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony on October 25, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Google, Cisco join forces in the cloud

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Cisco and Google say they will collaborate to offer ways for applications or services to be deployed, managed, and secured for businesses with a mix of on-premise and cloud capabilities

Trump strikes slew of budget deals with Democrats

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:42 PM

US President Donald Trump shocks Republicans by agreeing to ease US borrowing limits forestall a government shutdown and approve hurricane relief siding with opposition Democrats

US President Donald Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 6, 2017. (From L to R), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Nike's most iconic sneakers get an Off-White redesign

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Can we have this in the Philippines please?

VIRGIL ABLOH. The designer describes his collaboration with Nike as "state-of-the-art design." Photo from Nike

Another Hollywood star takes on Filipino food

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Actor Zachary Levi tries one of the Philippines more in famous delicacies

ZACHARY LEVI. The actor is currently in the Philippines and sharing photos of his meals Instagram. Photo from Facebook.com/ZacharyLevi

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED The Senate s top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump s predecessor without a replacement at the ready

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Corrupt former FIFA official Chuck Blazer dead

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Blazer whose evidence to US investigators helped trigger the FIFA corruption scandal which brought down Sepp Blatter has died at age 72

OPULENT LIFESTYLE. Chuck Blazer had once rented a $6,000-a-month apartment in Trump Tower to house his cats before becoming a central figure in FIFA's corruption scandal. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 21 Maret 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Berita selebriti hari ini: Minggu, 19 Maret 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Rock 'n' roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:02 AM

UPDATED Chuck Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as he brought together rhythm and blues country guitar and a consummate stage showmanship

ICON. This file photo taken on March 28, 2008 shows US rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performing at a concert held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Desiree Martin/AFP

Rushed confirmation hearings latest Trump clash with Dems

Jan 10, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The Republican led Senate coordinated with the Trump team to cram in 9 confirmation hearings this week despite Democrats calls to slow the process

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. Congress, at odds with Trump, eyes Russia hack probe

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:17 AM

The president elect has dismissed the intelligence reports as ridiculous defying an increasing number of senators from his own party as well as top Democrats the Central Intelligence Agency and the outgoing White House

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Chuck Liddell, 3 others are special guests for UFC Manila

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:05 PM

MMA legend Chuck Liddell will visit Manila to promote UFC Fight Night Manila 2 and interact with local fight fans

PH-BOUND. UFC legend Chuck Liddell will be in Manila to promote UFC Fight Night Manila 2. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Networking titan Cisco cuts 5,500 jobs as profit climbs

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The corporate restructuring aims to cut expenses in lower growth areas and shift the money into Cisco priorities such as security cloud computing data centers and the internet of things

CISCO SYSTEMS LAYOFFS. A sign is posted in front of the Cisco Systems headquarters on August 17, 2016 in San Jose, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images/ AFP

Comelec eyes 590 bets for perpetual disqualification

Oct 24, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Prominent names who failed to report campaign expenses include ex ARMM governor Nur Misuari ex Caloocan City mayor Macario Asistio Jr and ex Quezon City congressman Ismael ‘Chuck’ Mathay III

Key Democrats turn against Obama's Iran deal

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM

The announcements are a serious blow to Obama who is in the midst of an intense lobbying effort to get Congress to back his landmark agreement arguing that to torpedo it would be to risk a wider Middle East war

OBAMA ON THE IRAN DEAL. US President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the nuclear deal with Iran, at American University's School of International Service, in Washington DC, USA, August 5, 2015. Photo by Pete Marovich/EPA

'Trainwreck' star Amy Schumer backs tougher US gun laws

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Amy Schumer speaks out about gun laws in wake of a shooting spree at a US cinema where Trainwreck was playing

AMY SCHUMER. The 'Trainwreck' star speaks out about stricter gun laws. File photo from EPA

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Jul 16, 2015 - 6:24 PM

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Jun 04, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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Twitter fights harassment, bans infamous troll

May 27, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Charles Johnson is known online for posting stories that do not hold up to scrutiny in addition to doxxing two New York Times reporters

CHARLES JOHNSON. Screenshot from Johnson's suspended Twitter account.

[Executive Edge] The business of mystery in Manila

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Mystery Manila feeds on your curiosity playfulness – fear even – all in an aim to improve camaraderie among peers while you all solve a themed mystery

Green and Gold Glory: Dissecting FEU's football dominance

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:43 AM

The Passionate Fan Bob Guerrero analyzes how Far Eastern University has constructed a football juggernaut and become the unrivaled titans of the UAAP

The Far Eastern University men's team won their second straight title, with the university winning the treble in back-to-back years. Photo by Bob Guerrero

US military's job 'not over' in Afghanistan: Hagel

Dec 08, 2014 - 3:08 AM

Pentagon chief says it s crucial the United States and its partners ensure hard fought progress did not unravel as the US led force draws down to about 12 500 troops

Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan – Hagel

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:23 PM

President Barack Obama approves the move to add 1 000 more troops to the roster despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9 800 troops in 2015

HAGEL. US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 21 August 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

US Defense Secretary in Kabul as NATO war winds down

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Hagel tells reporters Afghanistan has come a long way over the past decade

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seen in front of a display illustrating the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) formerly known as ISIS, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC USA, 16 September 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Obama nominates Ashton Carter as Pentagon chief

Dec 06, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Carter who is expected to be confirmed by the Senate is named to replace Chuck Hagel who resigned under pressure last week

US President Barack Obama and Ashton Carter wait in the Oval Office doorway before entering the Roosevelt Room where the President announced Carter's nomination for Defense Secretary, Dec. 5, 2014. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:39 PM

2nd UPDATE A successor is yet to be named but Hagel remains defense secretary until a replacement is confirmed by the US Senate

HAGEL. US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 21 August 2014. File photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

US, South Korea delay Seoul's wartime control of forces

Oct 24, 2014 - 8:24 AM

South Korea had been scheduled to take wartime control known as OPCON by the end of next year but now no new date for transferring OPCON will be set

North Korean soldiers (C) take photos towards a South Korean soldier (L) and a US soldier (R) standing before the military demarcation line (lower C) separating North and South Korea within the Joint Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom on July 27, 2014. Ed Jones/AFP

Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in southeast

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Turkish F 16 jets dropped bombs late Monday October 13 on PKK targets in the village of Daglica in the Kurdish majority Hakkari province near the border with Iraq

Smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition ascends in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as it seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, in Sanliurfa province, on October 13, 2014. Aris Messinis/AFP

Turkey says US can use air bases for ISIS fight – US official

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:40 AM

It comes as Turkey faces international pressure to step in to defend the mainly Kurdish Syrian border town of Kobane from ISIS jihadists

A picture taken from Turkey shows smoke rises after an airstrike by an alleged alliance war plane on Islamic State targets in the west of Kobane, Syria, where Kurdish fighters YPG are trying to defend the city, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey 08 October 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

Once-shunned Indian PM starts US tour

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Modi gets to business quickly meeting New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and discussing disease treatment with the director of the National Cancer Institute Nobel laureate Harold Varmus

In this August 16, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves after the commissioning of the Indian Navy's newly-commissioned warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Punit Paranjpe/File/AFP

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on ISIS

Sep 18, 2014 - 6:59 AM

The US House of Representatives voted 273 to 156 to approve his plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels part of Obama s strategy to destroy ISIS

'NO SAFE HAVEN.' US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

US general says 'advisors' could join Iraqi fight

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:01 AM

The White House scrambled to play down talk of US ground troops joining the battle after top US officer General Martin Dempsey said they could provide close combat advising to Iraqi forces

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) formerly known as ISIS, in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC USA, 16 September 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA