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Fury after Pennsylvania lawmakers concealed coronavirus diagnosis

May 29, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Republicans hid the diagnosis because they feared it would clash with their narrative that 'it was safe to be interacting with other people' and to return to work, says Democratic Representative Brian Sims

LIBERTY. A woman holds an Anonymous mask and a placard stating "Give me LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH" while joining demonstrators at a rally outside the Pennsylvania Capitol Building to protest the continued closure of businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic on May 15, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Bill Cosby sent to prison for 3 to 10 years

Sep 26, 2018 - 5:33 AM

Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, Cosby is impassive as Judge Steven O'Neill hands down the sentence on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania

SENTENCED. Comedian Bill Cosby is taken into custody at Montgomery County Courthouse September 25, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after being sentenced to at least 3 years in prison and branded a "sexually violent predator" for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New York subpoenas every Catholic diocese in state

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general

SUBPOENAS. In this file photo taken on September 7, 2015, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, is viewed in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

Wanted: Filipino priest accused of sex abuse in U.S.

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Suspended Filipino priest Father Edmundo Paredes, who also admitted to financial irregularities, is believed to have fled to the Philippines

WANTED. Filipino priest Father Edmundo Paredes is accused of sexual abuse in the United States. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Dallas

Pope on side of victims of U.S. 'predator' priests

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement

POPE'S PRIORITY. Pope Francis is pictured during a weekly general audience at St Peter's square on April 11, 2018 in Vatican. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior's thumb

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the US incites a wave of criticism on Chinese social media

CHINESE TREASURE. In this file photo, a terracotta warrior is displayed at the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shihuang in Xian, in northwestern China's Shaanxi Province on January 8, 2018. Ludovic Marin/AFP

University of Pennsylvania revokes degrees of Wynn, Cosby

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Officials of the University of Pennsylvania say it has been a century since the university last revoked an honorary degree

REVOCATION. The University of Pennsylvania revokes the honorary degrees of Bill Cosby and Steve Wynn. Wynn file photo by Mike Clarke/AFP

42 injured in U.S. train crash – authorities

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:24 PM

All 42 people on board the moving train in Philadelphia Pennsylvania suffer non life threatening injuries when their high speed train runs into a stationary unoccupied train

U.S. 'Facebook killer' takes own life after police chase

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:19 AM

UPDATED Steve Stephens 37 had been the subject of a nationwide manhunt in the wake of Sunday s killing in Cleveland

STEVE STEPHENS. A photo of suspect Stephens, who is wanted for aggravated murder by the Cleveland, Ohio Police. Image from Cleveland Police at

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Stein switches tactics in Pennsylvania recount drive

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:02 AM

UPDATED The Green Party drops a bid to pursue the recount in a state court citing difficulties raising a million dollar bond demanded by the tribunal but will press on in federal court instead

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Experts, officials trash Trump claim of mass fraud

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Trump who spent the campaign warning that the result might be rigged is now – with his aides – pushing back hard as the Green Party works to secure recounts in 3 states which Trump won: Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

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-Reynods/AFP

Trump calls Wisconsin recount a 'scam' as Clinton camp joins

Nov 27, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Hillary Clinton s campaign says it will join the recount which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein although it has not seen any irregularities so far in the White House contest won by Trump

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at the Big Bear Lake Methodist Church in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016. Bill Wechter/AFP

Clinton touts optimism against Trump's grim warnings

Nov 05, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Trump doubles down on his attacks on Clinton as a product of a venal and incompetent establishment while Clinton headlines an optimistic concert spectacular featuring superstar singer Beyonce

Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, and Jay-Z during a Get Out The Vote concert st Wolstein Center on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/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

Trump lays out plan for first 100 days in 'Gettysburg Address'

Oct 23, 2016 - 7:59 AM

The Republican billionaire also attacks his critics threatening to sue the liars who have accused him of sexual assault and saying Clinton should have been barred from running

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on October 22, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to make 'closing arguments' of campaign

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:56 PM

On Saturday October 22 he will make a key speech in Gettysburg Pennsylvania site of Abraham Lincoln s Gettysburg Address one of the most famous speeches in American history

'CLOSING ARGUMENTS.' Republican nominee Donald Trump is set to lay out his plans for  the first 100 days of his presidency. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Official Gazette, 9/11 anniversary, Samsung Note 7 ban | 12PM wRap

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil which changed the world forever

A man photographs beams of light symbolizing the two World Trade Center towers the night before the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on September 10, 2016 in New York, New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Democrats converge on Philadelphia for Clinton nomination

Jul 24, 2016 - 2:23 PM

The Democratic National Convention gavels in with the party more unified than the Republicans but frustrations are nevertheless swirling as delegates bicker over the Democratic nominating process and new hiccups over Clinton camp emails

PHILLY IS READY. Banners announcing the US Democratic National Convention are displayed in Philadelphia on July 23, 2016, two days before the Democrats gather to formally anoint Hillary Clinton as their candidate for the November presidential election. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Asthma risk up to 4x higher near fracking sites – US study

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:13 PM

The findings are based on research examining health records collected from 2005 to 2012 in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania

FRACKING AND ASTHMA RISKS. A hydraulic fracturing drill rig is silhouetted at dusk near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, USA, March 9, 2012. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Cleveland, Philadelphia prepare for chaotic conventions

Jun 21, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Thousands of demonstrators are hoping to make their voices heard next month during the Republican and Democratic party conventions

In this file photo, supporters cheer during a primary night gathering for democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Clinton dominate primaries, extend leads

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:14 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump sweeps 5 northeastern states in April 26 Republican primaries; In the Democratic primaries Hillary Clinton takes 4 Bernie Sanders wins one

FRONTRUNNERS. Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R). File photos by EPA

Clinton, Trump look to dominate Tuesday primaries

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Big wins on Tuesday night would put Clinton within striking distance of the Democratic nomination piling up pressure on Sanders who vows to fight on until the California primary June 7

PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES. Vince Meduho prepares to vote in the Pennsylvania primary election at the Bethel Park Community Center outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 26 April 2016. Vincent Pugliese/EPA

Trump, Clinton aim to seal deal in Tuesday primaries

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The extraordinary 2016 race has tested American political tradition with the Democratic and Republican parties taking their nomination battles deep into primary season

Two dead, dozens hurt as train derails near Philadelphia

Apr 04, 2016 - 8:22 AM

The Amtrak train which was en route from New York to Savannah Georgia on a busy rail corridor of the US northeast struck a backhoe and the two dead were railroad construction workers media reports and officials say

Emergency personnel investigate the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

US police launch manhunt after 6 killed in Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Police don t have any firm suspects says police Superintendent Charles Moffatt We don t have enough at this time to make any arrests

5 dead in US shooting, police seeking suspects

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED A shooting at a backyard party in the town of Wilkinsburg in the US state of Pennsylvania has left 5 people dead

US bishops hid abuse of hundreds of children – grand jury

Mar 02, 2016 - 4:20 PM

The report uncovered a secret archive of damning evidence stuffed into boxes and filing cabinets in a church office in the central Pennsylvania diocese of Altoona Johnstown

Child abuse

Binay on PH transportation, Sandiganbayan justices, US blizzard | 12PM wRap

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

IEC opens in Cebu, US blizzard, Miss Universe homecoming | 12PM wRap

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

Wharton: Yes, Roxas is our 'graduate'

Dec 17, 2015 - 8:04 AM

The words graduate and alumnus are synonymous says a Wharton official adding that an undergraduate degree means he finished college there

MUCH ADO OVER NOTHING? Despite records showing he does have a degree from Wharton School, the debate over whether Roxas can call himself a 'Wharton graduate' rages. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Duterte on Roxas, Typhoon Nona, Basketball Hall of Fame | 6PM wRap

Dec 16, 2015 - 1:18 AM

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Duterte to Roxas: 'UPenn graduate ka, and not Wharton!'

Dec 15, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Don t claim to be a man you cannot be because you are not Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells Mar Roxas on the Wharton issue

Wharton a 'myth?' Facts on Mar Roxas and his economics degree

Dec 14, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Even before Rodrigo Duterte made an issue out of Mar Roxas allegedly non existent degree Rappler made a check with the University of Pennsylvania which the Wharton School is part of

HAPPIER TIMES. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (L) and LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas (center) meet in Davao city on May 22. Photo sourced by Rappler

Want a Wharton degree? Here's your chance - new scholarships for Pinoys

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Press release: Wharton will award two new financial aid funds for undergraduate Filipino students

Photo from Wharton Website

All-clear at Washington Navy Yard after shooting scare

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:11 AM

Thursday s lockdown – which forced police to seal off several city blocks – came amid security jitters as the United States braces for the July 4 Independence Day holiday

Building YouthHack Manila

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

How an idealistic college sophomore’s risk taking paid off in inspiring the youth to tackle social problems through technology

Full rail service to resume in US northeast after deadly crash

May 18, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Amtrak says the stretch of track had undergone repairs and full service is expected to resume on Monday morning May 18

5 killed in Philadelphia train derailment – mayor

May 13, 2015 - 10:16 AM

UPDATED It is an absolute disastrous mess I have never seen anything like this in my life and most personnel will say that as well Mayor Michael Nutter says

This still image from video courtesy of KYW-TV CBSPhilly shows rescue workers after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with up to 10 cars rolling over, US media reported. AFP / KYW-TV CBSPhilly

No sanctions for Bongbong Marcos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:34 AM

The Senate ethics committee cannot unilaterally probe into false claims about degrees from Oxford and Wharton

Bong Revilla on son, Bongbong Marcos diploma, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge | The wRap

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Bong Revilla asks court: let me visit my son Bongbong Marcos lashes back at Rappler Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

What's so special about Oxford and Wharton?

Feb 24, 2015 - 4:45 PM

The University of Oxford in the UK and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the US are among the world’s most renowned educational institutions

Oxford and Wharton logos from Wikimedia Commons. Background images from Google Maps and Wikipedia.

Ebola could end in Liberia by June – study

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:57 AM

If the trend toward better hospitalization and preventive care continues in Liberia researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University say the end of the deadly ordeal may be in sight

Red cross workers, wearing protective suits, carry the body of a person who died from Ebola during a burial for victims of the virus, in Monrovia, on January 5, 2015. Zoom Dosso/AFP

#ShareBaguio: Kidlat Tahimik: Hitting the cultural brakes

Dec 19, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Baguio based filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik talks about how his hometown is the melting pot of Western influence and indigenous culture

Alleged cop-killer caught after massive US manhunt

Oct 31, 2014 - 8:49 AM

Eric Frein is reportedly caught after allegedly gunning down trooper Bryon Dickson II and wounding another officer on September 12