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8chan founder faces arrest in the Philippines

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:33 PM

8chan founder Fredrick Brennan faces the risk of imprisonment for 6 to 12 years

INDICTED. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

LOOK: Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro throw Beatles-inspired party for Pancho and Vito

Feb 08, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has never looked this cute

THE FAB FOUR. Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro throw a Beatles-inspired party for their sons Pancho and Vito. Screenshots from Instagram.com/saabmagalona

'Like a superhero, Pancho fought': Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro share firstborn's 'origin story'

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:04 PM

'We are happy – honored, in fact – to be on this superhero's timeline,' Saab says

MIRACLE BOY. Pancho with parents Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro in December 2018. File photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

U.S. state sacks prison guard trainees for Nazi salute

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:31 AM

The probe concludes the gesture was motivated by 'ignorance' and an 'appalling lack of judgement' but still 'damaged the reputation' of the West Virginia prison

JUST IGNORANT? In this photo received by AFP on December 30, 20190 from the W.Va., the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Basic Training Class #18 in West Virginia poses for a photo as they gesture the Nazi salute. Photo by HO/W.Va. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AFP

Father kills man who cursed his son

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:12 PM

The suspect goes to the house of the victim, then shoots him 6 times

8chan owner sues founder for cyber libel in the Philippines

Nov 11, 2019 - 4:34 PM

8chan owner Jim Watkins accuses 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan of cyberlibel in the Philippines, where defamation is a criminal offense

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

U.S.-China fentanyl case just 'the tip of the iceberg'

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Here is a look at the opioid crisis and the tensions it has caused between China and the United States

Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in modern astronomy, one that has radically changed our perception of our place in the universe

'EXOPLANET'. Artist impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger, CC BY-SA

Saab Magalona, Jim Bacarro welcome new baby Vito

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:13 AM

Hello there, Vito burrito!

HELLO, VITO! The Magalona-Bacarro household is one baby bigger. Photo from Saab's account

Filipino poet featured in South African literary festival

Sep 07, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Award-winning poet Jim Pascual Agustin read some of his works at Poetry in McGregor, now on its 7th edition

POETRY FESTIVAL. Award-winning poet Jim Pascual Agustin at Poetry in McGregor in Western Cape in South Africa. Photo courtesy of San Anselmo Publications Inc

8chan is 'a cesspool,' 'worst content on the internet,' says site founder

Aug 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

'Don't go on sites like 8chan,' warns its founder Frederick Brennan

PNP urges 8chan's Jim Watkins to pay visit to Camp Crame

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The Philippine National Police urges Jim Watkins to follow the lead of 8chan creator Fredrick Brennan and 'give anything he would want to share in our ongoing investigation'

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

8chan owner summoned to testify before U.S. Congress

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:22 PM

8chan's Jim Watkins is asked to 'provide testimony regarding 8chan’s efforts to investigate and mitigate the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist extremist content'

JIM WATKINS. 8chan's current owner, Jim Watkins, reaches out to the public via YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube video.

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Fredrick Brennan repeats his call for the site to be closed, saying 'I should have shut it down when I had the chance'

8CHAN. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

American living in PH owns 8chan, which is linked to El Paso shooting

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:29 AM

A 2016 report says that Jim Watkins has been living in the Philippines since 2004

Former NASA flight director Chris Kraft dies at 95

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:29 AM

'Chris was one of the core team members that helped our nation put humans in space and on the Moon, and his legacy is immeasurable,' says NASA chief Jim Bridenstine

PIONEER. This file photo shows a portrait of Christopher Kraft taken in 1979. File photo from Wikipedia

NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

May 24, 2019 - 11:49 AM

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020

NASA. Administrator James Bridenstine testifies during a hearing before the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee March 27, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls extend coaching contract for Jim Boylen

May 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Although Chicago finished 13th in the Eastern Conference, the 54-year-old made an impression as a coach who could get the most from young talent

STAYING. Jim Boylen will call the shots for the Chicago Bulls for the next couple of years. Photo from Chicago Bulls' Twitter account (@chicagobulls)


Saab Magalona is pregnant

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:46 PM

It's going to be Kuya Pancho Burrito from now on

CONGRATS, BACARROS. Pancho is going to be a kuya! Image from Saab's Instagram

[OPINION] In defense of Jim Paredes

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Why should Jim Paredes need to apologize for masturbating and for making a video of it? These were private acts, not meant for public dissemination.

Jim Paredes admits viral video is real: 'It was private, not meant for public consumption'

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'I have chosen to be truthful because I know that painful as the truth can be, it will eventually set me free'

'FAKE.' The singer denies as supposed sex video being linked to him. Photo from Jim Paredes' Facebook

IN PHOTOS: Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro’s son turns 1

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Happy Birthday Pancho!

FIRST BIRTHDAY. Pancho Bacarro turns 1. Screenshot from Instagram.com/saabmagalona

PH artists, celebrities react to bill that lowers age of criminal liability

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:51 PM

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Ivanka Trump to help U.S. choose candidate for World Bank

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Jessica Ditto, the White House Deputy Director of Communications, says reports that Ivanka Trump 'is under consideration are false'

IVANKA. In this file photo, Ivanka Trump walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 21, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Shanahan takes Pentagon helm as Trump blasts Mattis

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:35 PM

'I'm not happy with what [Mattis has] done in Afghanistan and I shouldn't be happy,' says US President Donald Trump

NEW CHIEF. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for the first time in his official capacity, on January 2, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Turner stars as Pacers hand Bulls' Boylen losing start

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Behind Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers spoil Jim Boylen's coaching debut with the Chicago Bulls

MOVING UP. Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers pick up their 14th win to climb to 5th in the Eastern Conference. Photo from NBA

U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

ON KHASHOGGI. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. File photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saab Magalona and Jim Bacarro's Christmas: A home theater, a benefit gig, and Pancho

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The musicians share their favorite Christmas memories, the best and worst gifts they received, and their one Christmas wish

CHRISTMAS PEOPLE. Jim Bacarro, Saab Magalona, and their son Pancho celebrate their first Christmas together. Photo by Iya Forbes/Rappler

U.S., South Korea scale back military exercise

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:01 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Foal Eagle, the biggest of the regular joint exercises held by the allies, 'is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy'

FOAL EAGLE. This image obtained from the US Navy shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (L) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise on March 22, 2017, east of the Korean peninsula, with several other US and Republic of Korea Navy ships and submarines during exercise Foal Eagle 2017. US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Harper / AFP

Yemen peace talks set for early December in Sweden – U.S.

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:35 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 'are fully on board, by the way'

CLASH. In this file photo, Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida, as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 9, 2018. File photo by AFP

Xi Jinping arrives in Manila | Midday wRap

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:36 PM

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White House restores CNN journalist's credentials, with warning

Nov 20, 2018 - 12:56 AM

(UPDATED) CNN says it is dropping its lawsuit on reporter Jim Acosta's access, a case that has raised concerns over constitutional rights for the press

EYE OF THE STORM. In this file photo taken on November 16, 2018 CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta arrives at US District Court in Washington, DC, where Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate Acosta's press credentials. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter's access

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:45 AM

A federal judge issues a temporary restraining order that requires the White House to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access based on 'due process'

US President Donald Trump (R) gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (C) as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander (L) looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

CNN sues White House over barring of reporter

Nov 13, 2018 - 11:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The news network says the 'wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.'

CONFRONTATION. In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 US President Donald Trump gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

The week in photos: November 3-9, 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VICTORY PARADE. Russian cadets march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2018, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the 1941 historical parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) A visibly angry Donald Trump has called reporter Jim Acosta a 'rude, terrible person,' after the CNN White House correspondent refused the president's orders to sit down and give up the microphone during a news conference

CLASH. US President Donald Trump (R) gets into a heated exchange with CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (C) as NBC correspondent Peter Alexander (L) looks on during a post-election press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Easing tensions, U.S., China to hold top-level security talks

Nov 06, 2018 - 10:09 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US. Pool/AFP

Saudi Arabia vows 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder – Mattis

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:51 PM

United States Defense Secretary Jm Mattis says Saudi Arabia foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has promised a full investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

MISSING. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading 'Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2' during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The move comes as thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico toward the United States in a slow-moving caravan.

CARAVAN. Honduran migrants take part in a new caravan heading to the US with Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 22, 2018. Photo by ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP

U.S., South Korea suspend additional military exercise

Oct 20, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The defense officials of the US and South Korea agree to suspend the drill to 'give the diplomatic process' with Pyongyang 'every opportunity to continue'

BLAST. A South Korean K2 tank fires during a live fire demonstration for a media preview of the Defense Expo Korea 2018 at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, 65 kms northeast of Seoul, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The navies of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to hold their first joint drills, which will take place in the South China Sea

China's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017, less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping. China's national defence ministry had said the Liaoning, named after a northeastern Chinese province, was part of a flotilla on a "routine training mission" and would make a port of call in the former British colony. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

US defense chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The US defense secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump assured him of full support

JAMES MATTIS. US Defence Secretary James Mattis walks to the rosthrum to delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Man arrested for sending suspicious packages to Pentagon

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Pentagon's mail screening facility intercepts at least two packages – addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Navy chief Admiral John Richardson – that authorities suspect to have contained ricin

HAZMAT. US Defense Department personnel, wearing protective suits, screen mail as it arrives at a facility near the Pentagon in Washington, DC on October 2, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Canada working on World Trade Organization reform – sources

Sep 15, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A small group of like-minded trade ministers will gather in Ottawa October 24-25 'to discuss WTO reform,' a Canadian government source says, requesting anonymity given the sensitivity of the discussions

THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva on April 12, 2018. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:37 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' arrival in Kabul comes at a sensitive time in the 17-year war

JAMES MATTIS. In this file photo, US Defense Secretary James Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS ShangriLa Dialogue in Singapore on June 2, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

New Yorker drops Steve Bannon from festival lineup after outcry

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The decision comes after several panelists said they would not share a platform with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon

STEVE BANNON. In this file photo, Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon (L) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before he meets with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Celebs on Mocha's federalism video: 'We pay people like them for this?'

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Actresses Chai Fonacier, Agot Isidro, Ethel Booba, among others, hit Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar over the lewd jingle-and-dance video on federalism