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Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Triple Crown winner Justify fails a drug test, but racing officials say several horses tested positive at the same time, an indication that contaminated feed was involved

CASE DISMISSED. Horse racing officials say it would have been a 'complete miscarriage of justice' if horse Justify or trainer Bob Baffert had been penalized. Photo by Al Bello/ AFP

Dorian makes landfall near Halifax, Canada as dangerous cyclone

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:26 AM

'We're talking about a very dangerous storm,' says Bob Robichaud of the Canadian Hurricane Center

IT'S COMING. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. Photo by HO/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Duterte and the POGO dilemma

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Beijing has asked that POGOs be closed, but their departure would in the near term adversely affect the bottom line of several of the Philippines' largest real estate firms. It's for President Duterte to save the sector.

Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Manny Pacquiao faces one of his most dangerous opponents in years in unbeaten American Keith Thurman, and promoter Bob Arum feels worried

RISKY. The legendary Bob Arum warns Manny Pacquiao that it’s dangerous for any boxer to still be fighting in his 40s. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Australian former PM Bob Hawke dead

May 16, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Never voted out by the public, which forgave him his faults, Bob Hawke won 4 elections on the run beginning in 1983, and only left office following a party room coup

BOB HAWKE. In this file photo taken on August 31, 2013, former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke and wife Blanche d'Alpuget arrive at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane. FIle photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Google CEO spars with U.S. lawmakers on bias, privacy

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:31 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing on Google's 'data collection, use and filtering practices' offers an opportunity for lawmakers to confront the CEO over claims that the internet giant skews its search results for political reasons

GOOGLE'S SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

[ANALYSIS] Duterte's health and disclosure: Finding a middle ground

Nov 04, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Information on the President's health is controlled by the Palace and insiders, and there is little to no incentive – politically or legally – for any official to break ranks until the very end

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: BOB

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The female-led alternative band is rocking out at Rappler HQ!

U.S. 'saddened' Saudi journalist dead, no mention of action

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death is an 'important first step'

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

Manny to get 85% of Pacquiao-Matthysse broadcast earnings

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will no longer pursue legal action against Top Rank

NEXT FIGHT. After the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout, Top Rank is in the running again to stage the Filipino legend’s next potential fight in December. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

All is well between Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Filipino boxing star says that his previous post claiming he will pursue legal action against the promotional giant was just a 'result of miscommunication'

GETTING PAID. It looks like Manny Pacquiao is getting the money he claimed he has yet to be paid with by Top Rank from the broadcast proceeds of his fight against Lucas Matthysse. File photo Mohd RASFAN Mohd Rasfan


Trump dismisses Woodward book as 'joke'

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'Fear: Trump in the White House' hits US bookstores on September 11 after a weeklong buildup, with published excerpts, leaks and interviews that portray Trump as dangerously erratic and uninformed

SQUARING OFF. This combination of file photos created September 4, 2018 show Associate Editor of the Washington Post Bob Woodward (L) speaking at the Newseum during an event marking the 40th anniversary of Watergate at the Newseum in Washington, DC June 13, 2012; and US President Donald Trump speaking during an event to announce a grant for drug-free communities support program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018. Photos by Mandel Ngan and Jim Watson/AFP

Trump urges U.S. attorney general to probe anonymous op-ed

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:29 AM

US President Donald Trump urges an investigation into the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed to protect 'national security', deeming the publication of the piece as an act of treason

INVITATION. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump says Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:52 PM

'The Woodward book is a scam. I don't talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle,' Trump tweets.

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a "Make America Great Again" rally in Billings, Montana on September 6, 2018. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump suggests libel laws be changed after bombshell book

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:46 PM

'Isn't it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost,' Trump tweets

CHANGING US LIBEL LAWS? US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Damning Woodward book depicts 'Crazytown' Trump White House

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Bob Woodward's investigation carries particular weight coming from the man who together with Carl Bernstein authored the Watergate expose that brought down Richard Nixon

Trump takes aim at Watergate scandal reporter Carl Bernstein

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Carl Bernstein: 'I have spent my life as a journalist bringing the truth to light, through administrations of both parties. No taunt will diminish my commitment to that mission, which is the essential role of a free press.'

CARL BERNSTEIN. Carl Bernstein attends the 2017 New Yorker Festival - All The President's Reporters at SVA Theatre on October 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker/AFP

Democrats say hacking attempt was unauthorized 'test'

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:06 PM

DNC Chief Security Officer Bob Lord said the party and its security partners 'now believe it was built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test on VoteBuilder,' the party's crucial computerized files on voters

BOB LORD. Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo Bob Lord speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 at Pier 36 on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch/AFP

Top Rank paces bidders for Pacquiao’s next fight

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Boxing promoter Bob Arum hopes to forge another megabuck fight deal with the eight-division world champion

CORDIAL. Although Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank had a falling out, Bob Arum insists that Pacquiao remains 'very friendly.' Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Bitcoin 'whales' pulling cryptocurrency strings

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Bitcoin 'whales' – a word popularly used for big money players in financial markets – 'literally control the currency,' says Bob McDowall, an expert in cryptocurrencies

American, wife freed from Venezuela jail arrive in US

May 26, 2018 - 10:14 PM

(UPDATED) Joshua Holt's release comes after Senator Bob Corker met with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

[OPINION] 100 days for Mahathir's media reform

May 26, 2018 - 7:01 PM

I was a career journalist mostly during the Mahathir years. I am now following his example to come out of retirement, to monitor his first 100 days.

Potential investors looking for 'stable legal system' in PH

May 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

While investors are not seen to pull out their investments in the near future, risk consultant Bob Herrera-Lim says the current political atmosphere may affect the decisions of those eyeing long-term business in the Philippines

Rappler Talk Investigative: Bob Herrera-Lim on the rule of law and risks to business

May 17, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Roberto 'Bob' Herrera-Lim on how the situation in the Philippines specifically affects the business sector and perceptions of investors

WATCH: Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford's romantic Balesin wedding video

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'I will support you and watch you spread your wings but I will also be your safety net in case you ever fall,' Coleen tells Billy

WATCH: Bob and Mews from 'Stranger Things' bond in the afterlife

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:29 PM

What happens after you get eaten alive by a Demo-Dog?

Reality in cartoons

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Bob’s Burgers, Daria, and Bojack Horseman – these cartoons offer a slice of life

The Macallan Edition No. 3 launches in Manila

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The newest edition is the product of a collaboration between the brand's master whiskey maker and a top perfumer

EDITION NO 3. The whiskey brand launches its newest edition in Manila. Photo courtesy of Macallan

WATCH: Deadpool goes full on Bob Ross in new trailer

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The trailer shows Deadpool painting like American artist Bob Ross

Anti-Trump headwinds roil U.S. Congress as Republicans blast president

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:36 AM

(UPDATED) One Republican senator announces he is quitting Congress and another attacks the president for debasing the country

NOT RUNNING AGAIN. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Jousting with Trump online, senator calls White House a 'daycare center'

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Bob Corker emerges as one of the president's most outspoken Republican critics. He recently said only the presence of the generals in Trump's inner circle had kept the White House from descending into 'chaos.'

DONALD TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. denies air strike killed civilians in Afghanistan

Aug 12, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Afghan officials say 11 civilians including women and children are killed in a US airstrike but the US says there is zero chance of civilian casualties

Arum says Pacquiao, Roach payment a 'non-issue'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Arum says both Pacquiao and Roach have now been paid

TOP RANK BOSS. “I blame Freddie for opening his mouth for no reason," says Bob Arum. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to erase any doubts

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Bob Arum says any rematch would most likely be held November in Melbourne Australia

SETTLE THE SCORE. Jeff Horn says the only way to silence his detractors is to fight Manny Pacquiao once again. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Arum answers ‘cold treatment' claim from Pacquiao team member

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Arum says he d never heard of the Team Pacquiao member who has said the Top Rank boss was looking for a new cash cow

TOP RANK BOSS. Bob Arum has denied a claim that he was 'cold' towards Pacquiao during fight week. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Pacquiao's Senate duties hurting boxing career – Arum

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Bob Arum does not think the Pacquiao Horn decision was controversial arguing it could have gone either way

TITLE CHANGE. "I think you cannot spend so much time as a senator and expect to be a world class fighter," says promoter Bob Arum. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Jeff Horn determined to make his name at Pacquiao's expense

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Few had heard of Jeff Horn before he signed to fight Manny Pacquiao He wants to make sure no one ever forgets his name

UNDERDOG. Everyone loves an underdog, and they'll love Jeff Horn a little more if he can beat Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Sampaikan pidato penerimaan Nobel, Bob Dylan dituduh plagiat

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Penulis lagu kenamaan ini kemungkinan telah mengambil beberapa bagian tulisan dari makalah studi Moby Dick milik SparkNotes

PLAGIAT. Penyanyi Bob Dylan menghadapi dugaan plagiat saat menyampaikan pidato penerimaan penghargaan Nobel Sastra yang diterimanya. Foto oleh Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America/AFP

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Hackers demand ‘huge’ ransom for stolen Disney film – reports

May 16, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Movie website Deadline identifies Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as the target

HELD FOR RANSOM? A detail of the promotional poster of 'Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.' Image from official Disney website

Promoter cautions: Pacquiao-Horn not official yet

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Duco Events says there is no event to be announced until all contract have been signed

NOT YET DONE. Manny Pacquiao may have signed his contract but there are still other ends to tie up before the fight is official. File photo by Wendell Alinea

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The Nobel diploma and medal were handed to Dylan at a private ceremony in Stockholm attended by 12 academy members

NOBEL AWARDEE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Bob Dylan the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Yasay, CBCP, Pacquiao | Midday wRap

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Pacquiao-Khan fight 'dead' as UAE money never materializes - Arum

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Arum now says Pacquiao could fight in June or July but not against Amir Khan

FIGHT OFF. Manny Pacquiao will have to find a new opponent after the investment deal to fight in the United Arab Emirates reportedly falls through. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao-Khan far from a done deal, says Arum

Mar 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Arum says an April fight date is off the table and May might not work either for the former gym mates

NOT YET SET. Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have said they've reached an agreement, but there's still much left to be arranged before they can set a date. Photos from AFP