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U.S. dictionary Merriam-Webster to change its definition of racism

Jun 10, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Merriam-Webster's editorial manager Peter Sokolowski confirms to AFP that the definition would be modified after a request by Kennedy Mitchum, a recent graduate of Drake University in Iowa

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SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

May 24, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Veteran space travelers Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to crew the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station

SPACE RACE. This handout photo released by NASA shows NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (L) and Douglas Hurley (R) are seen on a monitor showing the crew access arm at Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal in preparation for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission on May 23, 2020. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky/NASA/AFP

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

May 23, 2020 - 4:47 PM

US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have been in strict quarantine since May 13 because of the pandemic, but they say their actual isolation began as far back as mid-March

In this image released by Space X, the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are pictured at Launch Complex 39A on May 21, 2020, as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon will take off from Kennedy on May 27 with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and dock at the ISS. SPACEX / AFP

Bob Dylan drops first original music in nearly a decade

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:30 AM

'Murder Most Foul' is Dylan's latest original song since the 2012 album 'Tempest'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 22, 2012, Bob Dylan performs during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. - Dylan surprised fans overnight into March 27, 2020, by releasing his first original music in eight years, a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Fred TANNEAU / AFP)

2 rookie cops survive ambush in Quezon province

Feb 14, 2020 - 7:56 PM

An incident report says the two patrolmen were in a mobile car when they were waylaid

SURVIVORS. Patrolmen Millan Kenn Parco and Kennedy O Piamonte in the hospital after they were ambushed Friday, February 14. Photo courtesy of Quezon Police Provincial Office

After 'Rise of Skywalker,' what's next for 'Star Wars?'

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The Lucasfilm president points towards a future in television series

END OF AN ERA? Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy can’t get enough of PH ad about the franchise

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The two-minuter, by local telecom and media giant Globe, shows just how imaginative fans of the Star Wars franchise can be

'STAR WARS' AD. A simple Philippine-made ad gets raves from Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy. Screenshot from Globe

UK police charge man over Vietnamese migrants disaster

Nov 24, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Christopher Kennedy from Northern Ireland is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday, November 25

PROBE. British Police forensics officers work on lorry, found to be containing 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Khashoggi suspects made 'chilling' jokes before killing – reports

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Helena Kennedy, a British lawyer assisting the UN probe into Khashoggi's death, says recordings she had heard from inside the kingdom's mission in Turkey referred to the Saudi critic as a 'sacrificial animal'

ONE YEAR AFTER. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) members stand next to dummies with press armbands and jacket piled in front of the Saudi Consulate in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, west of Paris on October 1, 2019 during a protest to mark the one year of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

'Sesame Street,' Earth, Wind & Fire among Kennedy Center honorees

Jul 19, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This year, the Kennedy Center Honors, one of America's most prestigious arts awards, recognizes the impact of 'Sesame Street' and the famous R&B group

Britain's Prince William: 'Fine by me' if children gay

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view, how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, all that, and discrimination that might come,' says Prince William

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure at the end of July will give US President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the 9-seat bench, which exerts a deep and far-reaching influence on American life.

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Filipina chosen to speak for her Harvard class

May 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

'It's time to go back and fight our battles,' says Clare Amador to the graduating mid-career class at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Washington's Kennedy Center rescinds Cosby awards

May 08, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The move comes just days after Cosby was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars

GUILTY. Bill Cosby has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars. He has also been stripped of various honorary degrees.. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Still standing beneath Washington, remnants of the Cold War

Apr 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM

It was under Oyster-Adams School, just 2.5 kilometers north of the White House, that a nuclear fallout shelter was built to protect more than a hundred people in the event of a catastrophic strike

COLD WAR ERA. A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter beneath the Oyster-Adams School in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

FULL TEXT AND VIDEO: Democratic Response to the 2018 State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The response of the US Democratic Party to the 2018 State of the Union Address, delivered by Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III

Joe Kennedy III speaks on September 4, 2012 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Robyn Beck/AFP

With eye to past glory, Democrats tap a Kennedy to rebut Trump

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:08 PM

37-year-old Massachusetts Rep Joe Kennedy III will provide his party's official rebuttal to Trump's address to a joint session of Congress

KENNEDY SCION. In this file photo, Joe Kennedy III speaks on stage at the Democratic National Convention on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. releases new trove of secret Kennedy assassination files

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Among the CIA files released are detailed records of efforts to recruit Soviet diplomats serving in foreign missions, complete with transcripts of wiretaps

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshell

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Kennedy scholars say the thousands of documents do not appear to contain any bombshell revelations about the November 22, 1963 murder that shocked the world

INTRIGUING. This file photo taken on October 24, 1962 shows US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signing the order of naval blockade of Cuba at the White House in Washington, DC, during the Cuban missiles crisis. AFP FILES

U.S. releases trove of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement the National Archives says that on orders from President Donald Trump it had released 2,891 records related to the November 22, 1963 slaying of JFK in Dallas, Texas

KENNEDY FILES. Picture of President Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before his 1963 assassination. Photo by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News, via Wikimedia Commons

Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The files are due to be opened in their entirety Thursday, October 26, nearly 54 years after John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

LOOK: Kim Kardashian is Jackie O for 'Interview' cover

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Kim channels Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the new September issue of Interview magazine

Yang perlu kamu lakukan untuk mencapai ‘financial freedom’ di usia muda

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Bisa mulai dari yang sederhana yaitu Reksadana Nanti pelan pelan masuk ke produk investasi yang lebih menguntungkan seperti pasar saham atau bisnis properti

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U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement

HIGH COURT. This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff movie loses its directors

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project due to creative differences

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

Natalie Portman praises Jackie Kennedy's generosity with public

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:46 PM

Natalie plays the role of Jackie in Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain s first English language feature

Actress Natalie Portman attends the premiere of "Jackie" during the American Film Institute (AFI) Festival in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOMMASO BODDI

FOTO: Keseruan Jakarta Marathon 2016 diguyur hujan

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Apakah kamu termasuk salah satu Jakarta Marathon finisher ?

Sebanyak 16.000 pelari dari berbagai negara mengikuti Mandiri Jakarta Marathon 2016. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

Pemenang Jakarta Marathon kecewa hadiah uang tahun ini lebih kecil

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Juara kategori marathon penuh 42K tahun lalu mendapatkan hadiah Rp250 juta sedangkan tahun ini Rp42 juta

Pelari putra asal Kenya, Kennedy Lilan Kiproo, memasuki garis finish kategori Full Marathon dalam lomba lari Mandiri Jakarta Marathon 2016 di Silang Monas, Jakarta, pada 23 Oktober 2016. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 6 Oktober 2016

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk mengetahui perkembangan berita selebriti pada Kamis 6 Oktober 2016

George H.W. Bush for Democrat Clinton? A Kennedy says so

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:10 AM

A spokesman for Bush president 1989 1993 was neutral on the subject when asked

In this file photo, former US First Lady Barbara Bush and former US President George H.W. Bush look on prior to the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Duke Blue Devils and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

SpaceX rocket explodes at Florida launch site

Sep 01, 2016 - 9:52 PM

3rd UPDATE An explosion occurs on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida The Brevard Country Emergency Management Office adds there is no threat to the general public

EXPLOSION. This file photo taken on April 06, 2016 shows Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifting off with an unmanned Dragon cargo craft from the launch platform in Cape Canaveral, Florida. File photo by Bruce Weaver/AFP

Panic at New York's JFK Airport after reports of shots fired

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:55 PM

There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F Kennedy International Airport out of precaution

A file picture dated June 2, 2007 shows a plane taking off from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in Queens, New York, USA. Justin Lane/EPA

Al Pacino, The Eagles to receive Kennedy Center Honors

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:42 AM

The Godfather star Al Pacino rock band The Eagles rhythm and blues legend Mavis Staples singer songwriter James Taylor and pianist Martha Argerich are this year s Kennedy Center award winners

KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Actor Al Pacino and rock band The Eagles (including the late Glenn Frey in the picture) are some of this year's Kennedy Center honorees. File photos by Ettore Ferrari and Guido Manuilo/EPA

Federalism in PH: 81 senators, 11 federal states?

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:18 PM

Former Senate president Aqulino Pimentel Jr suggests increasing the number of senators for a proposed federal Philippine government and adding disputed areas to the country s territory

FEDERALISM PROPOSAL. Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr outlines his proposal for a federal form of government in the Philippines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

US Supreme Court split on high-stakes immigration debate

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:50 AM

If the 8 justices deadlock in their ruling due by late June it will keep intact a lower court block on the plan dealing a bruising defeat to Obama during his last year in office and pushing the issue to the next president

Immigration supporters hold up pictures of people affected by DAPA an DACA at a rally outside the Supreme Court as Justices hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which will consider a legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in Washington, DC, USA, April 18, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama looks to seal Cuba engagement on landmark trip

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:48 PM

His visit is the culmination of 18 months of secret negotiations that led to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the reopening of the US embassy in Havana last August

OBAMA VISIT. A man in a bici-cab adorned with American and Cuban national flags waits for costumers in Havana, Cuba, March 15, 2016. File photo by Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

'Naked Gun' star George Kennedy dead at 91

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:32 AM

The Oscar winning star of Cool Hand Luke and the The Naked Gun comedy movies dies at 91

GEORGE KENNEDY. The actor known for roles like Captain Ed Hocken in 'The Naked Gun' film series and Dragline in 'Cool Hand Luke' dies at the age of 91. Screengrab from YouTube/Paramount Pictures

WATCH: Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' tribute to Carole King brings Barack Obama to tears

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Aretha pays tribute to Carole one of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees

ARETHA FRANKLIN. The Queen of Soul pays tribute to Carole Cole as she sings '(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.' Screengrab from YouTube

NBA ref reveals he's gay after Rajon Rondo slurs

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Bill Kennedy an NBA referee for 18 seasons revealed that he is gay after being the subject of homophobic insults from Sacramento guard Rajon Rondo

PROFANITY KING. Rajon Rondo was suspended for a game for using homophobic slurs towards a referee. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Astronauts to take first bite of space-grown lettuce

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:20 PM

Astronauts living at the International Space Station are about to take their first bites of space grown lettuce in what scientists described as another step toward enabling human missions to Mars

SPACE VEGGIES. Astronauts on the International Space Station are ready to sample their harvest of a crop of "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce from the Veggie plant growth system that tests hardware for growing vegetables and other plants in space. Photo by NASA

Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Bells toll and tens of thousands of people observe a minute s silence at 11:02 am local time 0202 GMT the exact moment the blast devastated the port city on August 9 1945

Visitors are watching paper lanterns displayed for the Peace Candle Lights at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, 08 August 2015, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city on 09 August 2015. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPAMAYAMA

US Justice Department urged to probe Clinton emails

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:49 AM

A department official says the request is not for a criminal investigation

MISHANDLED? Hillary Clinton has accused her political enemies of fabricating a controversy over the emails in an effort to dim her White House prospects. File photo by Evan Schneider/UN

Japan's Takata rejects creation of victims' fund – US lawmaker

Jul 10, 2015 - 3:50 PM

According to a letter from Kevin Kennedy an executive vice president at Takata Takata believes that a national compensation fund is not currently required

UNDER SCRUTINY. A picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

After two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack Obama s health care overhaul – the conservatives are lashing out

LIBERAL VICTORY. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act cheer after the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare tax credits can go to residents of any state, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, June  25, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

Jun 27, 2015 - 11:38 PM

With the historic ruling Justice Anthony Kennedy has ensured that his name will be forever linked with the recognition of equal rights for gay men and lesbians

RAINBOW FLAG. The flag over the US Supreme Court symbolizes victory in the fight for marriage equality. Photo by AFP

Can the U23 Azkals bounce back in SEA Games football?

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:58 PM

With two losses in as many games the Philippine U23 football team must find a way to regroup for its last two matches against Myanmar and Indonesia

The U23 Azkals practice for the SEA Games the day before leaving for Singapore. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Why this Philippine SEA Games football team is special

May 27, 2015 - 3:28 PM

A scheduling conflict affords this side headed to Singapore a once in a generation chance for Philippine bred players to show their stuff internationally

Members of the U23 football team Nathan Alquiros, Richard Talaroc, Ronnie Aguisanda, Fitch Arboleda, Kennedy Uzoka and Neil Dorimon, plus Matthew Asong who wasn’t included in the final roster, take a breather during practice. Photo by Bob Guerrero

The kids are alright: Meet the U22 'Olympic' Azkals

Mar 21, 2015 - 2:50 AM

The Philippine U22 team embarks for Bangkok with eyes on qualifying for the 2016 AFC U23 championship and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

Former UE Red Warrior Fitch Arboleda (#40) and current Stallion player Arnel Amita (#50) are among the young players who will boost the Philippine team. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Japan police arrest man after threats to US envoy Kennedy

Mar 20, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Officers take Mitsuyoshi Kamiya into custody on the island of Okinawa on suspicion of making three calls to the embassy mentioning bombs earlier this month

CAMP SCHWAB. A pictured made available on 28 May 2008 shows military securities guard the Gate One of U.S. Marine Corps Camp Schwab (seen in rear) in Nago on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA