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Cuban embassy in Washington DC struck by gunfire; police arrest suspect

May 01, 2020 - 1:57 PM

While the suspect was arrested by Washington police, the investigation also includes the Secret Service, which is involved in assuring the security of foreign diplomats and embassies

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Police investigate the scene where a shooter opened fire on the Cuban Embassy on April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to authorities, no injuries have been reported after a gunman used an assault rifle to open fire on the embassy early on Thursday morning. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP Sarah Silbiger / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Senate poised to acquit Trump as witness motion appears doomed

Jan 31, 2020 - 2:32 PM

If the witness motion is rejected, Mitch McConnell could call for a vote to acquit the president as soon as Friday

CHIEF. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Democrats warn of 'lawless' president in Trump impeachment arguments

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:30 PM

'What we have seen in the last couple of days is a descent into constitutional madness,' Adam Schiff tells the Senate trial

THE DON. US president Donald Trump is flanked by her daughter White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump as he arrives at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Footage from local TV stations and posted on social media shows vehicles submerged on roads near major landmarks like the Washington Monument, with some motorists standing on the roofs of their cars as floodwaters rise

FLOODING. A park bench sits under water in East Potomac Park in Washington, DC on July 8, 2019, after a storm caused flooding. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Maria Ressa receives journalism award, appeals to tech giants, government officials

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'Consider making the same tough business decisions our little company made to protect the public sphere and to ensure democracy survives,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC

Maria Ressa receives the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award in Washington, DC. Screenshots courtesy of ICFJ

Could 'Exorcist' steps in Washington soon be a historic landmark?

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:00 AM

A decision from the DC historic preservation board is expected on November 15

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Man fatally shoots himself in front of White House

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:31 AM

During the shooting, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

Putin-Trump bilateral in Vietnam 'likely,' says Kremlin

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:21 PM

A Kremlin spokesman says 'Putin and Trump both have full programs and bilateral meetings, which have been arranged in advance and then there is the program of the summit itself'

MEETING. Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers a speech during a reception in Moscow on November 4, 2017, to maek Russian National Unity Day.  Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

No Filipino hurt in violent Virginia protests – DFA

Aug 13, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The Philippine embassy in Washington DC calls on Filipinos in Charlottesville and neighboring areas to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings

VIOLENCE. A vehicle plowed into a crowd of people at a Virginia rally, where violence erupted between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters, witnesses said, causing an unclear number of injuries. Photo by Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire – report

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The suit to be unveiled June 12 centers on the so called emoluments clause which bans US officials from taking gifts or other benefits from foreign governments

CONTROVERSY MAGNET. This file photo taken on March 23, 2017 shows the sign on the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Protesters at U.S. airports: 'Refugees welcome here!'

Jan 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

This is the land of the free a female protester says during their rally at a Washington DC airport to denounce US President Donald Trump s entry ban

US AIRPORT PROTEST. Hundreds of Americans troop to the Washington Dulles International Airport on January 28, 2017, to denounce the new refugee ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:42 PM

UPDATED Roused by fiery speeches the protesters send out a resounding message of resistance the day after the Republican hardliner took office with a vow to roll back the legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama

PROTEST. Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's March on January 21, 2017. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Pidato pelantikan Trump: Kepentingan warga Amerika akan selalu jadi yang utama

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:35 AM

“Mulai saat ini kebijakan pemerintah akan mengutamakan warga Amerika ” ujar Trump usai dilantik di Gedung Capitol Washington DC

Dilantik. Donald J. Trump dilantik sebagai Presiden ke-45 Amerika Serikat pada Jumat, 20 Januari waktu setempat. Foto oleh Rappler

Dukungan bagi aksi damai juga bergema dari Amerika Serikat

Dec 03, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Puluhan WNI yang bermukim di Amerika Serikat juga mendesak Pemerintah Indonesia segera menuntaskan kasus dugaan penistaan agama yang melibatkan Ahok

AKSI DAMAI. Puluhan WNI yang bermukim di Washington DC ikut melakukan salat berjemaah di Lincoln Memorial untuk mendukung gerakan aksi damai di Monas pada Kamis, 1 Desember waktu setempat. Foto: istimewa

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

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Jun 27, 2016 - 11:45 PM

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Claude Tayag to represent PH at Embassy Chef Challenge

May 17, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Chef Tayag will showcase the unique flavors of Philippine cuisine at the high profile competition in Washington DC where he would be pitted against 18 other chefs from all over the world

To experience Washington's ugly underbelly, ride the metro

May 04, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Money management and a design foible makes for easy mayhem at Washington DC s 40 year old Metrorail subway system

Commuters ride on the metro in Washington, DC on April 21, 2016. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near US power hub

May 02, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The United States marijuana market is estimated to reach 22 billion in 2020 – nearly 5 times its value in 2014

The canopy of a marijuana crop is seen at Alternative Solutions, a DC area medical marijuana producer, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place, an old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House housing one of the few legal marijuana farms in the US capital. Alternative Solutions is one of seven facilities in Washington authorized to grow medical marijuana for nearly 3,700 local patients.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Elodie MAZEIN, "'Grown in Washington': the marijuana farms near US power hub"

Panic as police shoot armed man at US Capitol

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:57 AM

The incident is not believed to be terror related

LOCKDOWN. Heavily armed U.S. Capitol police stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol after at least one person was shot in the Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Duterte on Revilla, Aquino admin in SWS, US snow storm | 12PM wRap

Jan 22, 2016 - 12:41 PM

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Jokowi cuts US trip short to attend to haze crisis

Oct 26, 2015 - 11:20 PM

The Palace confirmed that President Joko Widodo is canceling the San Francisco leg of his trip due to the complaints from the public on the impact of the haze on their health

US VISIT. Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrives in the United States. Photo from Widodo's Facebook

FOTO: Jokowi tiba di Washington DC

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Jokowi tiba di Washington DC Amerika Serikat dan memulai kunjungan kenegaraannya pada Minggu 25 Oktober waktu setempat

US VISIT. Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrives in the United States. Photo from Widodo's Facebook

Jokowi in US: Obama to host White House welcome

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Furniture salesman turned president Joko Widodo makes his maiden visit to Washington exactly a year after taking office

US VISIT. Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrives in the United States. Photo from Widodo's Facebook

Pomp and poverty: Pope Francis sees two sides of Washington

Sep 25, 2015 - 5:14 AM

The 78 year old Argentine pope s close up look at the flip sides of life in Washington came on the second and last full day of his visit to the US capital

Obama, pope unite for action on migrants, climate

Sep 24, 2015 - 2:30 AM

Seven out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of Francis according to a recent Washington Post ABC poll

Jokowi berkunjung ke Amerika Serikat, apa saja agendanya?

Sep 22, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Jokowi dan Obama akan bicara soal toleransi Islam moderat dan radikalisme dalam agama di Washington DC Amerika Serikat

Presiden Jokowi saat berbincang dengan Presiden Obama saat pertemuan bilateral di sela-sela Konferensi APEC di Beijing, Tiongkok, pada 10 November 2014. Foto oleh EPA

Brief panic at Washington rail hub as stabbing suspect shot

Sep 12, 2015 - 9:31 AM

The incident which sparked a brief panic at Union Station – came on the 14th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks when US authorities are on high alert

Ban lifted on photos during White House tours

Jul 02, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Photography is now encouraged

epa04827129 A woman takes a picture of the Blue Room during a tour of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 01 July 2015. The White House has lifted a longstanding ban on camera and photo ban on public tours - a ban that had been in place over 40 years. Video cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods, camera sticks and flash photography are still not permitted on White House tours. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Factory fire victims, Binay accounts, Pacquiao’s dream | 9PM wRap

May 15, 2015 - 8:45 PM

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Man killed in US capital subway shooting

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Transit police respond to a call that a person had entered a subway tunnel around a mile from the US Capitol building

Metro subway riders depart the station at Arlington National Cemetery on October 28, 2010. File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

'Palakasan' at the Philippine embassy?

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Consul General Emil Fernandez responds to accusations

Pacquiao meets Obama at US National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 06, 2015 - 1:28 AM

Pacquiao and Obama previously met in February 2011 at the White House 3 months before the Filipino s 12 round encounter against Shane Mosley

2ND MEETING. Manny Pacquiao (L) meets Barack Obama (R) for the second time at the annual US National Prayer Breakfast

Pope trust rating, morality survey, Charlie Hebdo | The wRap

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:47 PM

7 out of 10 Filipinos trust Pope Francis Abortion and affairs are top moral no nos for Filipinos A new Charlie Hebdo cartoon comes out

Political ads, US midterm elections, marijuana vote | The wRap

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:16 PM

The Supreme Court gives final ruling on political ads in 2016 Republicans dominate US midterm elections Washington DC and Oregon vote to legalize marijuana

'Terror threat' in US, gov't buildings secured

Oct 29, 2014 - 7:43 AM

UPDATED The Homeland Secretary calls it a precautionary step

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Obama on 9/11 anniversary: Never 'give in to fear'

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:14 PM

UPDATED Somber ceremonies of remembrance are held in New York and Washington against the backdrop of Obama s pledge to destroy Islamic State ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria

People look at flowers on the names of the victims who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001, at the South Tower Memorial Pool before memorial observances are held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Chang W. Lee/Pool/AFP

Why KD to D.C. in 2016 is more than just a pipe dream

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Will reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant like LeBron move to his hometown team the Washington Wizards come the 2016 NBA free agency?

Teen faces jail, lifetime stigma in US selfie porn case

Jul 19, 2014 - 11:41 AM

The 17 year old had repeatedly been told to stop sending pornographic videos to his 15 year old girlfriend

Iran nuclear deadline extended by four months

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:06 AM

UPDATED In a deal reached July 18 the United States would release some 2 8 billion in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran agreeing to continue its partial nuclear freeze

Fil-Am heads Baltimore County Commission for Women

Jun 01, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Bella Santos took office in 2012 heading campaigns on human trafficking domestic violence children and the elderly and women s health and empowerment

Obama delights tourists with rare stroll

May 22, 2014 - 11:14 AM

The world s most powerful man decides to walk from the White House to the Department of Interior a few blocks away – and back – and chats with tourists each way

Barack Obama

PH embassy brings fiesta to US capital

May 06, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Only 3 000 visitors were expected but a total of 6 105 people – mostly Americans – went to the embassy along Massachusetts Avenue

America's second-class veterans

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Filipinos didn t get the same pension medical benefits and recognition as heroes of World War II like the US veterans got because of the Rescission Act of 1946

Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

Apr 21, 2014 - 2:04 PM

US President Barack Obama will embark on his fifth visit as president to Asia when he lands in Japan on Wednesday April 23


'Snowmaggedon' takes aim at winter-weary US east

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The storm wrapped Washington DC in deep fluffy snow closing much of the federal government and blotted visibility in New York City

'SNOWMAGGEDON.' The DC area received its first significant winter storm beginning Wednesday night February 12th, with continued mixed winter weather expected throughout Thursday. Photo by Branden Smialowski/AFP