Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:31 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 10:31 a.m.) -- A former government lawyer asked the Supreme Court to finally issue a decision as to the exact number of people who should sit in the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), currently in the process of trimming down the list of nominees for Chief Justice.
Francisco Chavez, who served as Solicitor General under the late President Corazon Aquino, said the issue should be put to rest after respondents Senator Francis Escudero and Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. failed to reply on his petition barring them to participate together in the JBC proceedings.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 09:46 a.m.
MONTERREY, Mexico — A Mexican official said gunmen threw grenades and opened fire on two buildings belonging to the El Norte newspaper in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.
A Nuevo Leon state police officer said no one was injured in the Tuesday attacks but that the buildings were damaged.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:52 a.m.
MANILA - No weather disturbance has been spotted near the Philippine territory but it is still expected that rains will fall over some parts of the country due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said Wednesday.
Weather forecaster Boy Soriaga said Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the ITCZ.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:19 a.m.
BOSTON — Boston police said an officer working at the set of the Sandra Bullock police buddy movie "The Heat" has helped chase down a man suspected in a fatal stabbing.
Police said one man was killed and two others were injured after an argument about a block from the movie, filming in Boston.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 07:20 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — A judge ordered an audit of Chris Brown's community service progress Tuesday after a prosecutor handling his felony assault case cited a possible discrepancy in the amount of work he has performed.
Brown, 23, remains on probation for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009. He has completed domestic violence and anger management counseling.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 06:44 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is poised to pay a $22.5 million fine to resolve allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who rely on Apple's Safari browser, according to a person familiar with settlement.
The person who spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday asked not to be identified because the fine has yet to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees online privacy issues in the U.S.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 06:22 a.m.
HANOI, Vietnam — US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she supports Vietnam's work to help resolve issues in the disputed South China Sea but believes the communist country needs to do more to protect human rights.
Following a meeting with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Tuesday, Clinton said she remains particularly concerned about the lack of online freedom, along with the jailing of journalists, bloggers, lawyers and dissidents for peaceful expression.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 04:20 a.m.
LONDON — It was a banner day for the Olympic torch: It visited the queen at Winsor Castle, was carried by the man who broke the 4-minute mile and by Britain's greatest Olympic rower and even got a passing glance at a streaker.
On a stormy Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II held an unopened umbrella as Gina Macgregor, a sodden 74-year-old runner, carried the torch to the castle. Macgregor joked about being caught in downpour, telling the monarch she had "looked fine this morning" when she set off with the fire that was lit back in May in Greece to mark the London Olympics.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 09:01 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 10:15 p.m.) – The Makati Medical Center (MMC) confirmed that Philippines' King of Comedy Dolphy passed away Tuesday night. He was 83.
According to MMC’s 9:50 p.m. medical bulletin, the Comedy King died at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday due to multiple organ failure secondary to complications brought about by severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute renal failure.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 06:59 p.m.
MANILA – "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank" (The Woman in the Septic Tank) was screened at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic last June 30 and July 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank is this year's Philippine entry to the festival and the film was received with overwhelming applause by its viewers, the DFA said.