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Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex crimes by New York police

May 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The former mogul – once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars – is expected to appear before a Manhattan court later in the day, where he is expected to plead not guilty

GIVES UP. Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after he is served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

May 23, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Philip Roth's literary agent Andrew Wylie says the cause of death is congestive heart failure

Struggling Knicks tap ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale

May 08, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Fired by Memphis last November, David Fizdale takes another 'enormous responsibility' with the New York Knicks

NEW HOPE. Coach David Fizdale succeeds Jeff Hornacek, who got sacked last month after the Knicks finished with an embarrassing 29-53 record. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

At New York's Met, an opera even babies can go gaga for

May 01, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Well-dressed and well-groomed 6 to 18-month-old toddlers assemble in a small auditorium at the Met to watch 'BambinO,' a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants

The character Pulcino, played by Timothy Connor, performs for children and their parents during the presentation of BambinO on April 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.  New York parents, ever vigilant for new ways to amuse their offspring, are picking up babies and flocking to the Metropolitan Opera this week for a very special US performance. "BambinO" -- a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants -- has crossed the Atlantic for a booked-out, six-day run after winning over audiences in Britain and Paris.  / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT / With AFP Story by Jennie MATTHEW: Opera for babies, at New York's Met

New York lawyer passes PH Bar: She’s coming home soon

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Neneth Aporo, daughter of a retired policeman from Tondo, makes it as a lawyer in the Big Apple. She dreams of being a public attorney in the Philippines.

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The music network makes the announcement with its trademark astronaut-clad 'moonperson' appearing outside Radio City Music Hall

The iconic VMA "moonperson" stands in front of a crowd outside of Radio City Music Hall on April 17, 2018 in New York, where the 2018 "MTV VMAs" will return and air live on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

With new fleet, PAL readies nonstop flights to New York, India

Apr 15, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista says introducing new routes to India is the airline's response to the call of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for a direct link to the country – a potentially rich source of future tourists for the Philippines

MORE FLIGHTS. PAL is also planning to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, to Bangkok or a point in Japan. Stock photo of Rappler

Trump Tower fire kills 1, injures 4

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) A 67-year-old man dies in the fire at the skyscraper owned by US President Donald Trump

Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL

‘Humans of New York’ features inspiring story of Filipino soon-to-be teacher

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way

COURAGE. Despite trials, JP Villanueva kept going to support his family. Photo from Humans of New York/Facebook

John Wall stands tall as Wizards punch ticket to playoffs

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

John Wall records 15 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards advance to the playoffs for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons

COMEBACK. John Wall returns from injury with a bang and a double-double effort for the Washington Wizards. File photo


'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon kicks off New York governor campaign in Brooklyn

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The actress takes to the subway to meet minority voters in the poorest neighborhood of Brooklyn

Cynthia Nixon meets with people at the Bethesda Healing Center on March 20, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at her first event since announcing that she’s running for governor of New York. Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to fame as workaholic lawyer Miranda on "Sex and the City," jumped into the race for New York governor March 19, 2018, unveiling a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business.The 51-year-old declared her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on Twitter that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, taking one of her children to school and speaking at liberal political causes.  / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Facebook chief security officer to leave over conflicts on handling misinformation – report

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, is said to be departing from the company by August this year

ALEX STAMOS. Alex Stamos, former chief information security officer at Yahoo! Inc testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon joins New York governor race

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Nixon, known for her role as Miranda in the show, unveils a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 3, 2017 Nominee Cynthia Nixon attends the 2017 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City. Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to international stardom as tough-talking lawyer Miranda on "Sex and the City," announced March 19, 2018 that she is running to become the governor of New York state. The 51-year-old actress announced her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on her Twitter account that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, dropping her young child off at school and speaking at political events.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

5 dead in New York river helicopter crash

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) 'The pilot freed himself, the other five did not,' Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro tells reporters during a brief press conference.

HELICOPTER CRASH. Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports at least two people were killed. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Coastal flooding alerts are issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic

COLD. People brave cold weather as they walk on the street in New York on January 5, 2018. Photo by Jewel SAMAD/AFP

Spotify files $1 billion IPO, eyeing streaming growth despite losses

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:27 AM

The papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers the most detailed look yet at the finances of Spotify, with it having 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers – twice that of Apple Music

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

You don’t have to be a bride to rock these Kate Spade bridal Keds

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The collection is pre-selling online today!

KEDS X KATE SPADE. The sneaker brand and fashion house come together for a bridal collection. Photo courtesy of Keds

NY state sues Weinstein Company for failing to protect staff

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The lawsuit comes 4 months after the Hollywood mogul's downfall over allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape now leveled against the producer by more than 100 women over 40 years

THE ACCUSED. This file photo taken on May 22, 2015 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein arriving for the screening of the film 'The Little Prince' at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Loic Venance/AFP

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach models for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Pia walks the runway in two of the designer's outfits

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs for 'Go Red for Women Dress' collection 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Marisa Tomei, En Vogue, Kate Walsh, and Melissa Joan Hart are among the other celebrities who walked onstage for the annual event

Knicks, Lakers most valuable NBA clubs - Forbes

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Knicks remain on top of the list and are profiting from a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden

Kristaps Porzingis' season over as Knicks suffer Bucks rout

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:35 PM

New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis tears his ALC in his left knee

TORN. New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis suffers a season-ending ACL injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton is in Manila! Here’s how you can meet him

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The photographer will be doing a presentation at UP Diliman, and admission to the event is free!

BRANDON STANTON. The Humans of New York photographer invites his Manila-based followers to a presentation. Screenshot from twitter.com/humansofny

Cavaliers edge Heat, Celtics thump Knicks

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

"King" James prevents James Johnson from getting a shot off at the final buzzer as Cleveland wins its first game since Kevin Love was sidelined with a broken hand

SLAM. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 125-114. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Philippine gov't hits New York Times for defending Rappler

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez

BLACK FRIDAY. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa addresses reporters during the Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

New York Times hits Duterte over SEC decision vs Rappler

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

In an editorial titled 'After killing spree, is a free press Mr Duterte's next victim?,' the New York Times says the ruling against Rappler is 'only the tip' of President Rodrigo Duterte's assault on his media critics

SUIT VS JOURNALIST. The New York Times has filed a complaint against a Filipino journalist for claiming to work for the paper.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis delivers 48 points to power Pelicans over Knicks

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway each score 25 points for the Knicks, who lose their third straight and 10th in their last 12 games

BIG GAME DAVIS. Anthony Davis has a big game to help the Pelicans overcome a 19-point third quarter deficit. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Chaos at New York's JFK airport with flood, storm backlog

Jan 08, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Arrivals were significantly disrupted into Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where a water pipe broke

POLICE LINE. Police tape off an area of the John F. Kennedy International airport's terminal 4 following a water main break, in New York on January 7, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton to visit Manila

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'If you know a special person who is doing amazing work and whose story needs to be told, let me know about them!' Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton says in a Facebook post on his Manila trip

Firecracker ban, Tropical Depression Agaton, New Year in New York | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

Freezing New York City welcomes 2018 with tightest security

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:56 PM

With most dressed in thick coats and snow gear, New Yorkers and tourists face a night tipped to be the coldest since 1962 – with temperatures of 14 F (-10 C) that felt like 4 F with the wind chill

BALL DROP. A view of Times Square during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dick Clark productions/AFP

Knicks erase late deficit, beat Pelicans for rare road win

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Knicks win on the road for just the third time this season

CLUTCH. Kristaps Porzingis scored 7 of his 30 points in the last 90 seconds to lead the Knicks to victory. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Beasley the unlikely hero as Knicks stun the Celtics

Dec 22, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Beasley turns in his third 30-point game of the season, making up for Porzingis' poor shooting night

BALLING OUT. It isn't often that you'll see The Garden erupt in "MVP" chants for Michael Beasley, but his 32-point explosion to defeat the Celtics gave Knicks fans something to cheer about. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Turkey seeks to jail Knicks player Enes Kanter for insulting Erdogan

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:24 AM

The 25-year-old basketball player faces up to 4 years and 8 months in jail for tweets posted last year

UNDER THREAT. Enes Kanter has claimed he routinely receives death threats for his criticism of Erdogan and is seeking US citizenship. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Beasley bags 30 as Knicks spoil Anthony's Garden party

Dec 17, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Garden welcomes Anthony with a highlight video during the introductions, but the Knicks win their fourth straight

Porzingis eases injury fears as MRI comes back negative

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Porzingis remains questionable for the Knicks' next game against the Thunder

NEGATIVE. Kristaps Porzingis was diagnosed with a twisted knee but an MRI scan shows no structural damage. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks game with knee pain

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The Knicks star is optimistic that the injury isn't serious

UNICORN HURT. Kristaps Porzingis left the game early with knee pain in the third quarter. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard's return spoiled as Spurs stumble against Mavs

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

In New York, Porzingis scores 37 as the Knicks beat the Lakers in overtime

COOLED DOWN. Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Sanofi on Dengvaxia, CA on Ongpin case, New York subway attack | Midday wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Malacañang condemns New York subway bomb attack

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Th Philippine government says no Filipino or Filipino-American was hurt in the explosion

'Terror' bomber strikes NY subway, 3 hurt

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:18 PM

(6TH UPDATE) The blast – which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from New York's iconic Times Square – sparked commuter panic and travel disruptions

RESPONDERS. New York City Police Department officers and other first responders work the scene near the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal, December 11, 2017 in New York City. The Police Department said that one person was in custody for an attempted terror attack after an explosion in a passageway linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal with the subway. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Timothy Chalamet, Nicole Kidman, and more star in New York Times’ horror shorts

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:52 PM

The year's best actors star in minute-long nightmares produced by NYT magazine

Screengrabs from nytimes.com

Met Opera to investigate conductor's alleged teen abuse

Dec 03, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Met statement: 'We are working on an investigation with outside resources to determine whether charges of sexual misconduct in the 1980s are true, so that we can take appropriate action'

ACCUSED. This file photo taken on September 04, 2007 shows US conductor James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Hector Berlioz's 'Damnation of Faust' during a rehearsal at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Miguel Medina/AFP

Roque on RevGov, Duque on Dengvaxia, Tax Reform bill | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:03 PM

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RevGov rally, Revilla and Napoles, Trump on Tillerson | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Amid reports of a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump passes up an opportunity to publicly back his embattled top diplomat

IN & OUT. This combination of pictures created on November 30, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC. The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported. Photo combo by Mandel Ngan/AFP