Friday, August 10, 2012 - 06:11 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is paying a $22.5 million fine to settle the latest regulatory case questioning the Internet search leader's respect for people's privacy and the integrity of its internal controls.
The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure reported by The Associated Press and other media outlets last month. It's the most that the FTC has ever fined a company for a civil violation.
Friday, August 10, 2012 - 01:13 a.m.
LONDON — Oscar "The Blade Runner" Pistorius and the South African relay team raised the drama stakes at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday, hours before Usain Bolt hoped to create some of his own.
Pistorius, a double-amputee who runs with carbon-fiber blades, and his relay teammates were knocked out of the 4x400-meter relay following a collision during the race, then readmitted.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 06:28 p.m.
MANILA -- Five traders and two licensed brokers were charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday in connection with the unlawful importation of onions and peking ducks worth P18 million in separate occasions.
Charged were Rady Garbosa, owner of RSG Marketing, together with his import manager and broker, Adonis Andilab and Jucylita Garcia, respectively; Jaime Martinez, owner of Reachable Enterprises and broker Janet Jackelou Cariga; and Estelito Mallari and Gary Madugnon, the consignee and shipper of a shipment from Cagayan de Oro City.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 05:30 p.m.
MANILA -- Five transmission line structures of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have been damaged due to continuous heavy monsoon rains affecting residents in Bataan province.
NGCP said on Thursday that a landslide occurred in Morong, Bataan, Wednesday morning damaging its structures along PNPP-Morong 69-kiloVolt line.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 04:29 a.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The weather bureau on Thursday made a slight change in its three-tiered rainfall warning system, which has been used by local government units in Metro Manila implementing evacuation of flood-prone residents.
Green was replaced by orange, which signifies occasional heavy to intense rains (15-30 millimeters per hour) in the next two hours that can inundate low-lying areas, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 03:43 p.m.
MANILA (5th Update, 7:44 p.m.) -- State weather forecasters terminated Thursday the rainfall warning signal in Metro Manila, signifying better conditions this coming weekend needed to speed up recovery efforts in flood-hit communities.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) posted the good news on microblogging site Twitter at 12:20 p.m., two hours after it only recorded light to moderate rainfall (1-7 millimeters per hour).
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 03:23 p.m.
POLICE are looking at theft as the possible motive in the killing of four members of a family in Cauayan City, Isabela.
The fatalities were identified as Annabel Bartolome, 31, her 11-year-old son Ninio Bartolome; seven-year-old daughter Ana Isabel Bartoleme, and 13-year-old niece Jona Martines.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 02:44 p.m.
MANILA (3rd Update, 2:44 p.m.) -- The yellow warning signal in Metro Manila was terminal Thursday afternoon, but the weather bureau said southwest monsoon will continue to bring rains over the nation's capital and nearby provinces.
An area is placed under yellow warning by the weather bureau after it experiences 7.5 to 15 millimeters of rain in one hour and is expected to continue in the next two hours.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 01:58 p.m.
LONDON — Diana Lopez let fly with one final kick before ending her training session, the skin of her bare foot hitting the target with such force that the crisp smacking sound left her coach leaping for joy.
For that, she got a hug and a kiss.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 01:13 p.m.
MANILA -- As Metro Manila and nearby provinces reel from the ill effects of the monsoon rains over the past three days, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle issued Thursday Oratio Imperata for deliverance from calamities.
In a circular issued by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, the Manila prelate said he is directing all clergy, faithful and religious in all churches in the Archdiocese of Manila to recite the mandatory prayer for good weather.