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Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2% in 1Q

MANILA — Sluggish government spending slowed Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of this year, officials said Thursday.

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Iligan logistics firm slapped with P34.6-M tax raps

AN ILIGAN City-based logistics company was charged with tax evasion before the Department of Justice on Thursday for alleged failure to remit P34.66 million to the government in 2009 and 2010.

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Organizers: U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Football New Zealand does not expect the arrests of some leading FIFA executives on corruption charges to have any impact on the Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday.

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FDA recalls substandard batch of anti-anemia drug

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of a batch of medicine for the treatment of anemia for being substandard.

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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, California — Golden State's Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over Houston on Wednesday.

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The Rock faces off against the Big One in 'San Andreas'

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He's crushed an army of fire ants with his chin.

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Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

WASHINGTON -- Two research teams said Wednesday they have used Escherichia coli (E. coli) as diagnostic tools to detect liver cancer and diabetes.

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1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India

HYDERABAD, India -- Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.

Most of the deaths have been reported in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.

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