'Freak attack' flaw affects Apple, Android browsers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:01 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:28 a.m.

IRVINE, California -- Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

Pagasa: Fair weather prevails today

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:26 a.m.

MANILA -- Most parts of the Philippines will have generally fair weather today, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:12 a.m.

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.

The plea agreement, which carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison, represents another blow to the reputation of the retired four-star Army general who led American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and was perhaps the most admired military leader of his generation.

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:54 p.m.

MANILA -- The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:12 p.m.

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo said Tuesday the preparations at the execution site are complete.

Lawyer: Jolo Revilla’s condition deteriorates

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:31 p.m.

MANILA -- The health condition of Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, who accidentally shot himself while cleaning his handgun last Saturday, has worsened.

Palace: Brownouts to be felt in Luzon despite special powers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 06:57 p.m.

DESPITE the special powers to be granted by Congress to President Benigno Aquino III, power interruption could still be experienced in Luzon this summer, a Palace official admitted Tuesday.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., however, said that any rotating brownouts would be minimal.

Catholic bishops seek Aquino apology over Mamasapano incident

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 05:09 p.m.

SOME Catholic bishops said Tuesday it is just right for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the botched police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25.

Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said saying sorry is a show of humility.

Senate assures BBL hearings during session break

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 03:31 p.m.

(Updated) SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed Tuesday to hold hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) even if Congress is on break from March 21 to May 3.

“We can still continue working since it is allowed (under the Senate rules) to hold a public hearing even if the Senate is on break,” said Marcos, chairman of Senate committee on local government.

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