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NBI files rape complaint vs Cebu lawyer-broadcaster

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Central Visayas filed a rape complaint Wednesday, July 26, against a lawyer-broadcaster for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl in Cebu City early last month.

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2 cops hurt in Samar ambush

CATBALOGAN CITY -- Suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) detonated an improvised explosive device Wednesday morning in Jiabong town in Samar province.

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UK, Australia, Canada issue travel advisory on Mindanao

THE United Kingdom, Australia and Canada governments issued separate travel advisories on Monday, July 24, urging their citizens to exercise caution following the extension of martial law in Mindanao.

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Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK -- At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.

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LOOK: Wild rabbits surf on sheep to escape floodwaters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard a flock of sheep and surfing to safety on their woolly backs.

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Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

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Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's

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'Gorio' intensifies into tropical storm; no warning signal yet

TROPICAL Depression "Gorio" has intensified into a tropical storm while moving northwest on Wednesday, July 26, but no warning signal has yet been issued all over the country, the weather bureau said.

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