Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 01:45 p.m.
MANILA -- There is no pressure for the Senate to pass the controversial Reproductive Health bill even after President Benigno Aquino III drew loud cheers for apparently endorsing the measure in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.
Being a member of Congress from 1998-2010, President Aquino knew that all legislation should pass through debate, said Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 01:40 p.m.
LONDON — More than 100 athletes have been kept out of the London Olympics because of doping suspensions.
World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey on Tuesday announced the results of a program designed to test athletes under suspicion before they arrived in London.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:49 p.m.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Three Cambodian fishermen were killed when their boat capsized due to strong winds and rain caused by Tropical Storm Vincente.
Authorities said the men's bodies were pulled from the Tonle Sap lake on Wednesday in Pursat province, northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 12:39 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 12:48 p.m.) -- A junior magistrate of the Supreme Court agreed with the position of leaders of Congress that the 1987 Constitution should be revisited to accommodate changes in the alleged restrictive economic provisions.
Associate Justice Roberto Abad, who is gunning for the position of Chief Justice, also cited the cap on foreign ownership of corporations that could be changed.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 10:50 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 10:50 a.m.) -- Former President-turned-Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was allowed to post a P1-million bail on the poll sabotage case filed against her by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
The former President is free to leave the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City once the decision has been handed to her.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 08:10 a.m.
AURORA, Colorado — Batman star Christian Bale visited survivors of the Colorado theater shooting Tuesday and stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims of the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58.
Carey Rottman, one of those injured in Friday's shooting at a theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises," posted two photos of himself with Bale on his Facebook page. Hospital staff also posted a Facebook photo of the actor with some staff members.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 07:24 a.m.
NEW YORK — Apple Inc. will release its new operating system for Mac computers on Wednesday, with features borrowed from mobile devices and a tighter integration with online file storage.
Dubbed Mountain Lion, the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 06:43 a.m.
CHICAGO — An angry Chicago judge on Tuesday sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law to life in prison for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors say was a fit of jealous rage.
In blistering comments, Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns rejected William Balfour's claims that he was innocent of the crimes.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 06:10 a.m.
BEIJING — China's newest city is a remote island in the South China Sea barely large enough to host a single airstrip. It has a post office, bank, supermarket and a hospital, but little else. Fresh water comes by freighter on a 13-hour journey from China's southernmost province.
Welcome to Sansha, China's expanding toehold in the world's most disputed waters, portions of which are also claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other neighbors. On Tuesday, as blustery island winds buffeted palm trees, a new mayor declared Sansha to be China's newest municipality.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 01:33 a.m.
CENTENNIAL, Colorado — The families of those killed in the Colorado theater massacre planned their final goodbyes Tuesday, their anger stirred by the sight of suspect James Holmes in a courtroom with dyed orange hair and glassy eyes.
Tom Teves, the father of one of the 12 people Holmes is accusing of killing in Friday's shooting rampage, called the suspect "a coward" for allegedly attacking defenseless victims. Another 58 people were wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in recent U.S. history.