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6 dead in hours-long Jersey City shootout

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:51 AM

(UPDATED) Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly says, in addition to the officer and the suspects, 3 civilians were killed in the incident that began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a store

ANOTHER SHOOTING. Police officers attend a emergency on the scene where active shooting is happening in Jersey City on December 10, 2019. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

FALSE: 'Media companies' did not cover 2019 US News and World Report

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The Philippine Star, Inquirer, and Manila Bulletin all reported on this

Trump's campaign slogan for 2020: 'Keep America Great!'

Mar 11, 2018 - 10:40 AM

'Our new slogan when we start running — can you believe it, in two years from now — is going to be: 'Keep America great, exclamation point,' says Trump

MORE GREATNESS? 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. File photo by Win McNamee/AFP

Economists upbeat about FDI prospects for 2018

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

While the country’s ranking as the top country to invest by media firm US News may be subjective, economists are nonetheless optimistic that last year’s strong foreign investment flows will continue this year

China 'won't sit idly by' if US harms trade

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'China doesn't want a trade war with the United States,' says China National People's Congress spokesman Zhang Yesui

CHINA RESPONDS. China leader Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Man fatally shoots himself in front of White House

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:31 AM

During the shooting, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

Russia succeeding in sowing U.S. discord – Trump

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!' Donald Trump says in an early morning tweet

'Spiritual disaster' as '70% of US Catholics' avoid Mass

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Filipinos in the US can help avert this spiritual disaster Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron says at the International Eucharistic Congress

'SPIRITUAL DISASTER.' Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron says 70% of US Catholics 'stay away' from the Mass. Photo courtesy of IEC Special Coverage Facebook Page

US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:26 AM

New York State is ratcheting up its monitoring of celebrations and events on Saturday July 4 expected to draw large crowds to America s biggest city

Philippines offers help in US war against ISIS

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:05 PM

In 2003 the Philippines did a similar thing – to join the US coalition against Iraq – but had to compromise to save a migrant worker s life

CONDEMNING ISIS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says the Philippines is willing to help the US in its fight against ISIS. In this photo, Aquino is set to speak at Columbia University's World Leaders Forum on September 23, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malaysia plane search intensifies on new debris data

Mar 24, 2014 - 9:34 AM

Mounting evidence of floating objects suspected to be linked to the missing place has energized the search

Margarita Alcantara: From Bamboo Girl to healer

Jan 16, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Essentially we are all being called to raise our consciousness in ways we have not had to before release old patterns in significant and oftentimes sudden ways

'WE ARE IN IT TOGETHER.' Margarita Alcantara is many things — best of all, she is Filipino and proud. Photo from the Alcantara Acupuncture Facebook page