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Altuve stars as Astros outgun Yankees to reach World Series

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jose Altuve hits the game-winner as the Houston Astros book their ticket to the World Series for the second time in 3 years

GAME HEROES. Before Jose Altuve (left) gets to finish the job, Yuli Gurriel also smashes a three-run homer for the Astros. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

At least 4 dead in NYC shooting – police

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The local affiliate of ABC News describes the place where the shooting took place as an after-hours club

U.S. judge orders Trump to produce tax returns, president appeals

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Court cannot square a vision of presidential immunity that would place the President above the law,' Judge Victor Marrero says in a 75-page ruling rejecting Trump's argument

TAX RETURNS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump asked Australia for help discrediting Russia probe

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) An Australian government spokesperson confirms President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate issues raised in Robert Mueller's probe

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. - The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. "The special counsel's report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Janine Gutierrez's NYFW looks land her on 'Best Street Style' lists

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Check out her fashion week OOTDs!

STREET STYLE. Janine Gutierrez wears red denim co-ords for New York Fashion Week. Screenshot from Instagram.com/janinegutierrez

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Check out the queen's looks during her second fashion week experience

Instagram a prime target for disinformation in 2020 U.S. elections

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The report presents a number of predictions related to social media-enhanced disinformation running up to the 2020 US elections

Mets' Alonso sets NL rookie homer record in MLB

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Pete Alonso of the New York Mets fires his 40th home run of the season, breaking the record set by Cody Bellinger for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017

CHASING HISTORY. Pete Alonso needs just two more homers to break the New York Mets' single-season record. Photo from Twitter/@Mets


Panelo hits New York Times editorial vs Duterte as 'false information'

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses the New York Times of relying on 'false facts...peddled by communist rebels...as well as the political opposition'

'FALSE INFORMATION.' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses the New York Times of spreading 'false information' after it criticized President Rodrigo Duterte in an editorial. Screenshot from RVTM

Feline better: New York bans cat declawing

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs a bill outlawing the removal of cats' claws for cosmetic reasons with immediate effect, in a move hailed by cat lovers

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meet Jay Poblador, a top Filipino in the international food industry

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:05 AM

From working with Michelin-starred chefs, to raising tens of thousands of dollars for Yolanda (Haiyan) victims, Jay Poblador is a true inspiration to all Filipinos in the food industry

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) About 42,000 Manhattan residents were affected by the blackout that happened on Saturday, July 13

BLACKOUT. A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during a major power outage on July 13, 2019 in New York City. Thousands of New Yorkers are without power as a major outage left portions of Manhattan, including Times Square and the Upper West Side in the dark and disrupting subway service across the city. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP.

Fights break out as Taiwan's President Tsai visits New York

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Opponents of Tsai – many waving Chinese flags – chant slogans and fight with supporters, while one man is seen being detained and handcuffed by police

TSAI ING-WEN. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen takes part in an interview with AFP at the Presidential Office in Taipei on June 25, 2018. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Knicks fined $50,000 for barring NY Daily News

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The NBA punishes the Knicks for violating league rules after barring the New York Daily News from a press conference for rookies RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis

NEW DAWN IN MADISON. Rookies RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis look to provide a winning culture in New York. Photo from New York Knicks' Twitter account (@nyknicks)


Tech firm Slack to make market debut, at $26 reference price

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The arrival of Slack – which markets online tools for information sharing and workflow management – to the New York Stock Exchange underscores investor hunger for new companies in spite of some high-profile stumbles

SLACK. Slack's headquarters on April 02, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/AFP

Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for Fenty label

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Rihanna opens to the public her second Fenty pop-up shop in New York, a month after first launching in Paris

New York debates banning foie gras

Jun 19, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The city's banning of foie gras sales is on grounds that 'it is cruel to force-feed ducks to fatten and harvest their livers'

New York Times' Russia report is 'virtual treason,' Trump says

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

The New York Times reports the classified deployment of American computer code inside Russia's power grid and other targets

'ENEMY'. US President Donald Trump hits New York Times on their new report involving Russia, and calls the paper 'enemy of the people'. AFP file photo

[OPINION] A Filipino in New York: Thoughts from the edge

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:08 AM

I'm about to jump off a cliff. Would you care to join me?

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) 'There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror. And there is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the information we have right now,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

A policeman stands in front of the building where a helicopter crash-landed on top in midtown Manhattan in New York on June 10, 2019. The crash started a fire and left one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact. Johannes EISELE / AFP

Madonna says she feels 'raped' by 'New York Times' profile

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Pop icon Madonna claims the article 'Madonna at Sixty' focused too much on her age, arguing it would haven't done so if she were a man

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The June 1969 riots, sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn – a well-known gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village – proved to be a turning point in the LGBTQ community's struggle for civil rights

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 2019 Park Rangers place rainbow flags at the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBTQ national monument, dedicated to the birthplace of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement in New York City. The head of the New York police department on June 6, 2019 apologized for a crackdown on the city's LGBTQ community during the notorious Stonewall riots, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the clashes that gave rise to the Gay Pride movement. "I do know what happened should not have happened," said police chief James O'Neil. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. The actions were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize."  Angela Weiss / AFP

Play written by young Filipino to show in New York

May 31, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Golden Girl by the Sea' features a cast representing 7 countries

Golden Girl by the Sea cast. Photo by Aakash Varma.

Dispute erupts over New York fur ban proposal

May 16, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The proposal to ban fur in New York pits animal rights advocates against minority groups

New York Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 race

May 16, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Bill de Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump

BILL DE BLASIO. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to a crowd at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, during a protest rally by several US mayors against the immigrant family separation policy. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

Giants NFL draft pick shot just hours after selection

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery while former teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting incident

TRAGIC. The New York Giants say they are investigating the shooting incident involving draftee Corey Ballentine. Photo from Ballentine's Twitter account (@cbxiii__)


Netflix unveils plans for New York production hub

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Up to $100 million will be invested for an expanded Netflix office in Manhattan and 6 sound stages in Brooklyn

New York police arrest man carrying gasoline into St Patrick's Cathedral

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Days after a fire damages the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a man walks in another historic cathedral carrying gasoline, claiming he was taking a shortcut after his car ran out of fuel

New York Times, Wall Street Journal win Pulitzers for Trump probes

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The Pulitzer Prize is given to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for their separate investigations regarding Donald Trump and his family

Pistons rout Knicks to claim last playoff ticket

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:01 PM

The Detroit Pistons nail the 8th seed in the East to arrange a first-round playoff duel again the No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks

PLAYOFF-BOUND. The Pistons wrap up the regular season with a big win behind Luke Kennard and Andre Drummond. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Measles: Nearly wiped-out, on the rise again

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018

MEASLES ON THE RISE. This file photo shows patients stricken with measles inside the pediatric ward of San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on February 11, 2019. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LOOK: Filipino special olympian is on Humans of New York

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:03 PM

20-year-old powerlifter Eduardo Munarriz shares his story

SUPERHERO. Eduardo Munarriz is featured on Humans of New York. Photo from Instagram.com/humansofny

LeBron denied of game-winner as Knicks stun Lakers

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:59 AM

Mario Hezonja saves the day for the Knicks with the win-clinching block on LeBron James as the Lakers' playoff hopes continue to fade

DWINDLING HOPES. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers could be headed for an early vacation. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Lou Reed's guitars take New Yorkers to church

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:28 PM

The late rocker's legacy comes alive in a free public performance at the New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine

LEGACY. Late US musician Lou Reed's former guitar technician Stewart Hurwood performs in the Cathedral Church of Saint Johan the Devine during the concert "Lou Reed Drone" on March 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

30 injured as turbulence hits Turkish Airlines flight to New York

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The injured are taken to local hospitals, mainly for treatment of bumps, cuts, and bruises

TURBULENCE BEFORE LANDING. A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 flight from Istanbul to New York is hit with turbulence 45 minutes before landing. Photo from Wikimedia commons

New York's iconic Chrysler Building to sell for $150 million

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:52 PM

The building's owners do not own the ground beneath it and pay annual rent that went up from $7.75 million to $32 million in 2018 and is set to increase again to $41 million in 2028

SALE. The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan, January 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

School attended by Trump says it concealed his grades

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

A Washington Post report says the New York Military Academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies

US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

Knicks stun Spurs to snap 18-game home skid

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

New York draws prolific performances from Damyean Dotson and Dennis Smith for its first win at the Madison Square Garden in nearly 3 months

ALL-AROUND. Dennis Smith stuffs the stats sheet as the Knicks finally win again at home. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Amazon drops New York headquarters plan amid protests

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Residents oppose Amazon's plan to build 'HQ2' in New York, with one saying that the Amazon jobs might not be what people in the community need right now

RALLY. Activists and community members who opposed Amazon's plan to move into Queens rally in celebration of Amazon's decision to pull out of the deal, in the Long Island City neighborhood, February 14, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

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

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All of Catriona Gray's outfits at New York Fashion Week 2019

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Check out some of the outfits of our queen

Durant lashes media amid Knicks rumors

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Kevin Durant's mood turns foul following questions on his rumored move to the New York Knicks

TIRADE. Kevn Durant says he doesn’t trust the media since his words get ‘twisted up.’ Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Catriona Gray, Kelsey Merritt meet in New York

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Catriona and Kelsey chance upon each other at the amfAR gala in New York

NY Times swings to profit on subscriber, advertising gains

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The New York Times says its profit in the final 3 months of the year amounts to $55.1 million compared with a loss of $56.8 million in the same period a year earlier

THE NEW YORK TIMES. n this file photo taken on April 27, 2016 the sign on the west side of the New York Times building at 620 Eighth Avenue is seen in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Pierre Davis is the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at New York's prestigious Fashion Week

New York Times pokes Zuckerberg with anniversary video

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today -- and what a rollercoaster it has been,' reads the message released

15 YEARS. The New York Times takes a dig at Facebook's problems. Screenshot from video.

U.S. Federal Reserve assists Bangladesh over cyberheist case vs RCBC

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:47 PM

'This agreement demonstrates that the New York Fed and Bangladesh Bank are aligned in the pursuit of recovering the funds and directing litigation against those who were complicit in or benefitted from the fraud,' says the US Federal Reserve Bank and Bangladesh's central bank

CENTRAL BANK. A cornerstone in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York building is seen on July 29, 2011 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving scores 23 in front of admiring Knicks fans

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:14 PM

'It's nothing but a distraction at this point,' says Irving as Knicks fans chant 'We want Kyrie!'

APPRECIATIVE. Kyrie Irving says he appreciates the support from New York fans but remains focused on the Celtics’ campaign.  Photo from Boston Celtics Twitter