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Races to watch in U.S. midterm elections 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests

SENATE RACE. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke. Photos from Shutterstock

Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The results amount to a sweeping repudiation of what critics have called Trump's politics of division, and a test of his influence ahead of electoral battles looming on the state and national level

BIGGEST WINNER. Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam greets supporters at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Democrat Phil Murphy wins NJ governor race, vows to push back vs Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Phil Murphy will succeed Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey

NEXT GOVERNOR. NJ governor elect Phil Murphy says he'll 'push back against the mean winds blowing at us from Washington DC.' Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of US states held elections Tuesday, November 7, one year after Donald Trump's shock presidential victory

VOTE. Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump ally Christie under fire for lounging on closed beach

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Chris Christie sparks fresh outrage after being photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public because of a government shutdown

In this file photo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the 'Managing the Disruption' conference on April 3, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Miami Heat honor Shaq by retiring his jersey number

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Shaquille O Neal fulfilled his promise to bring Miami its first NBA title The Heat said thank you by hanging number 32 from the rafters

HONORED. Shaquille O'Neal (R) shakes hands with former teammate Alonzo Mourning (L) at the ceremony honoring his contributions to the Miami Heat organization. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

On a clear day in November: Voting in Rahway, New Jersey

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:50 AM

Counting off to myself I have voted for an African American and a woman for president a position that had been previously occupied by 43 white men

TO THE POLLING CENTER. The author heads to a polling center to cast his vote. Photo courtesy Rene Pastor

1 dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:41 PM

4th UPDATE New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the train entered the Hoboken station at a high rate of speed and crashed through the barriers bringing it into the interior wall of the terminal

US charges Afghan-born suspect with NY, NJ attacks

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The 13 page indictment slaps Ahmad Khan Rahami with 4 charges including use of weapons of mass destruction bombing a place of public use and destruction of property by means of fire or explosives

Law enforcement officers secure the area where they allegedly arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

FBI scrutinizes NY bombing suspect's past, motive

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:51 PM

4th UPDATE Ahmad Khan Rahami 28 is wounded in a shootout with police in Linden New Jersey just 4 hours after the FBI released a mugshot of him

Law inforcement officers secure the area where they allegedly arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016. Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

Obama warns Americans must not 'succumb to fear'

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Obama adds investigators at this point see no connection between the incidents on the East Coast and the Minnesota stabbing

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama delivers a statement September 19, 2016 in New York, New York, on the bombings in New York and New Jersey. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

FBI hunting for Afghan-born US man over NY bombing

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:57 PM

UPDATED Police spokesman J Peter Donald tweets a photo of Ahmad Khan Rahami saying he is wanted for questioning in the explosion Saturday night in the Chelsea neighborhood

EXPLOSION. Law enforcement officials work at the scene of Saturday night's explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, September 18, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte vs drugs, Abu Sayyaf hostages, US attacks | 12PM wRap

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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Bombs found in New Jersey after string of US attacks

Sep 19, 2016 - 6:21 AM

4th UPDATE Authorities say there is no evidence that any of the attacks are coordinated but the timing in less than 24 hours raises fears about security

THE DAY AFTER. Law enforcement officials work at the scene of Saturday night's explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, September 18, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Hillary Clinton making US election history

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Hillary Clinton is poised to proclaim herself the first female White House nominee of a major US party as voters from New Jersey to California cast ballots in the last major primaries of the 2016 race

MAKING HISTORY. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during the 'Hillary Clinton: She's With Us' concert at The Greek Theatre on June 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Binay on PH transportation, Sandiganbayan justices, US blizzard | 12PM wRap

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

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Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

IEC opens in Cebu, US blizzard, Miss Universe homecoming | 12PM wRap

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

NYC labor dispute: Filipina domestic worker anti-semitic?

Jun 06, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Defense lawyers claim that Marichu de Sesto intentionally and knowingly enlisted the assistance of anti Zionist activists to harass her former employer the daughter of a Holocaust survivor

#FightFor15: Fil-Ams join fight for higher wages in US

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We need legislative action It is not just one evil employer It s systematic

US Presbyterian Church approves same-sex marriage

Mar 19, 2015 - 5:03 AM

The majority of the church s 171 regional governing bodies approves the change

New York, meteorologists defend storm shutdown

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:29 AM

New York Governor Cuomo: It may actually have brought us back to full operating capacity sooner but I do not criticize weather forecasters I learn

A man walks away after spreading salt on a Lower East Side building's entrance following a large winter storm in New York, New York, USA, 27 January 2015.  Andrew Kelly/EPA

New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

Jan 27, 2015 - 9:46 PM

A travel ban imposed in 13 counties is lifted with updates made available on what public transport would be up and running

TRAVEL UNBANNED. A man walks past Swiss artist Peter Regli Reality Hacking No. 320 'Snow Monsters 2015' during a winter storm in New York, New York, USA, 26 January 2015.Jason Szenes/EPA

Northeast US shuts down due to 'historic' blizzard

Jan 27, 2015 - 7:12 AM

UPDATED States of emergency were declared in states across the affected region as residents rushed to supermarkets to stockpile food

Pedestrians walk along a Manhattan street in heavy snow on January 26, 2015 in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am wins big in small New Jersey town

Nov 07, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Democrat Arvin Amatorio wins a council seat by garnering 2 947 votes after campaigning for less than two months

UN: Ebola quarantine stigmatizes health workers

Oct 28, 2014 - 4:35 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says health workers returning from West Africa are exceptional and should be treated with respect

'EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.' UN chief Ban Ki-Moon says health workers helping to fight Ebola in West Africa should be supported, not stigmatized through mandatory quarantine policies. File photo by Zoom Dosso/AFP

US actor Tracy Morgan released from rehab, sues Walmart

Jul 13, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Morgan is suffering from severe physical injuries His friend and fellow comic James McNair was also killed in the crash

RECOVERY. It's a long road to recovery ahead for the '30 Rock' actor. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

US gun smuggling: Who is Dr Wilson S. Lim?

Mar 30, 2014 - 2:21 AM

UPDATED The FBI says at least 2 Filipinos are involved in a scheme to smuggle 2 million in weapons from the PH to the US Only one is identified: Dr Wilson Lim

Rain or Shine to choose between imports McLean and Chism

Mar 26, 2014 - 9:54 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be deciding on Thursday March 27 whether to continue on with current import Alexander McLean or to make the switch to Wayne Chism

MCLEAN MCGONE? Rain or Shine will decide on March 27 whether to keep import Alex McLean (pictured) or to bring in Wayne Chism. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fil-Am daredevil climbs new World Trade Center in NYC

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:07 PM

16 year old Justin Casquejo from Weehawken New Jersey manages to sneak into the One World Trade Center building all the way to the top 104th floor undetected

Bridgegate: 'No proof' against NJ Gov Christie

Feb 03, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Christie has been on the defensive since it emerged his office was tied to bottlenecks on the George Washington Bridge last September

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to the crowd during a Super Bowl host committee handover ceremony in New York New York, USA, 01 February 2014. Erik Lesse/EPA

Bridgegate back to haunt White House hopeful Christie

Feb 01, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal report that a former local official claimed that the order to close access lanes to the bridge came from the Christie admin

SAYING SORRY. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with residents after leaving the Borough Hall in Fort Lee on Jan 9, 2014. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

HBO announces end of 'Boardwalk Empire'

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:41 AM

Two Golden Globes and over a dozen Emmys later the series about the politician gangster in Atlantic City will close this season

FINAL SEASON. HBO series 'Boardwalk Empire' coming to an end in its next season. Photo from Boardwalk Empire Twitter

Christie 'blindsided' by bridge scandal, fires aide

Jan 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM

New Governor Chris Christie responds to the Bridgegate crisis that caused massive traffic problems for 4 days

SAYING SORRY. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with residents after leaving the Borough Hall in Fort Lee on January 9, 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Blizzard Hercules brings chaos to northern US

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:10 AM

The snowstorm caused one casualty closed major roads and canceled thousands of flights

WRATH OF HERCULES. People walk in Maverick Square as a snowstorm begins January 2, 2014 in East Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Snowstorm slams northeastern US

Jan 03, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Residents are urged to stay indoors while a state of emergency has been declared in New Jersey

People walk in Maverick Square as a snowstorm begins January 2, 2014 in East Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Democrats unseat Republicans in NY, Virginia in US polls

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Some races were seen as litmus tests for future national voting

NEW VIRGINIA GOV. In this file photo, Terry McAuliffe, Democratic nominee in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, campaigns at an event at Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia, USA 03 November 2013. EPA/Pete Marovich/Pool

New York ends Bloomberg era, elects liberal de Blasio as mayor

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED Progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor of New York replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg

NEW NYC MAYOR. New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles as he casts his vote, 5 November 2013. Photo courtesy of the De Blasio campaign

Gunman at US mall found dead – prosecutor

Nov 05, 2013 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The shooting erupted at the Garden State Plaza Mall around 9:20 pm local time

SHOOTING AT MALL. A handout image released by an Instagram user who asked not to be identified shows the scene outside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall after a possible gunman was reported in the mall in Paramus, New Jersey, USA, 04 November 2013. EPA/Stringer via Instagram

Going back to give back

Sep 25, 2013 - 11:30 PM

I knew that I had the moral responsibility to give back

Jett Galindo: Engineering the future of music production

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:25 AM

A Filipina music engineer excels in the male dominated filed of studio recording

DRIVE AND SKILL. Galindo excels in a male-dominated field. Photos courtesy of Jett Galindo

Foodies in grip of 'Cronut' craze

Jun 17, 2013 - 9:12 AM

Half doughnut half croissant: the cronut has left the Big Apple s gourmets in a frenzy

DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY'S CRONUTS. 'A food sensation powered by social media.' Screen grab from YouTube (Kathryn Sheldon)

After 19 seasons, Kidd announces retirement

Jun 04, 2013 - 6:36 PM

After 19 years an NBA championship and two Olympic gold medals star point guard Jason Kidd announces his retirement

BRILLIANT YEARS. After 19 seasons in the NBA, Jason Kidd has established himself as one of the best point guards during his time. Photo from New York Knicks Facebook page.

Dozens hurt in New York ferry accident

Jan 09, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Witnesses said the ferry was going too quickly when it approached the pier perhaps resulting in the hard docking

NEAR WALL STREET. 3D satellite image of Manhattan's Pier 11 from Google Maps

Obama asks for $60-B 'Sandy' recovery package

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Sandy killed more than 110 people flooded the New York subway system and knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands of people

WASHED AWAY. The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

Brace for another storm, Pinoys in US East Coast told

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Although less powerful than Sandy the storm may trigger floods uproot trees and has prompted evacuations in New Jersey and cancelled flights at JFK airport