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3 babies among 5 slashed at New York child care center

Sep 21, 2018 - 7:32 PM

A 52-year-old woman working at the center has been arrested after the 3:30 am assault in the Queens borough of the city

Workers still search for 9/11 remains, 17 years on

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:24 PM

In a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains of than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center

MISSING. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014, Sally Regenhard, who lost her son on 9/11, speaks at a news conference with other family members on the steps of City Hall to criticize the placement of unidentified human remains beneath the newly opened National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

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

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Thousands march and dance in New York's Gay Pride parade

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The theme of this year's parade is 'Defiantly Different,' a message inspired in reaction to President Donald Trump's treatment of the LGBTQ community

PRIDE MARCH PROPOSAL. Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla of New York City Fire Department get engaged at the annual Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

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

Democratic NY mayor wins second term – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The vote is seen as a ringing endorsement for De Blasio's anti-Trump stance in an overwhelmingly Democratic city where 80% of the electorate voted for Hillary Clinton and Trump is despised

RE-ELECTED. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greets people at the 72nd Street subway stop on the Upper West Side of New York on November 7, 2017. Timothy A Clary/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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 30-November 5, 2017

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

New York attacker was 'soldier' of ISIS, Islamic State says

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:11 PM

'One of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City,' said an article in the latest issue of the group's al-Naba weekly newspaper

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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

Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:51 PM

Trump says he is considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, 29, to the military's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center, but backed off the idea in a blast of early morning tweets calling for the death penalty

GREAT AGAIN. File image dated August 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump arriving to speak at a Make America Great Again Rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Indonesian terrorist, Roque on Duterte, NY terror suspect | Evening wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

U.S. charges suspect who 'felt good' about NYC attack

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) Prosecutors unveil the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed to the attack while being questioned in custody at a hospital after being shot

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

PH slams 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York

Nov 01, 2017 - 4:50 PM

No Filipino is reported dead or injured so far in the first deadly terror-related incident in New York since 9/11

ACT OF TERROR. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slams the 'unspeakable act of terror' in New York. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte on ASEAN, New York attack | Midday wRap

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Truck driver kills 8 in New York 'act of terror'

Nov 01, 2017 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) 11 others are seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America's financial and entertainment capital since September 11, 2001 attacks

CRIME SCENE. An investigator takes pictures with his phone near a pickup truck following an incident in New York on October 31, 2017.  Don Emmert/AFP

WATCH: Meet Mr. Pinoy Hoops, the champion of Tenement residents

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Mike Swift also known to many as Mr Pinoy Hoops believes that every court can dream

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Kylie Verzosa mark PH Independence Day in New York

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The 3 beauty queens are part of the Philippine Independence Day parade in New York

Hillary Clinton will never run for office again – confidante

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:48 AM

I think she s going to figure out ways to help kids and families

In this file photo, Hillary Clinton boards her plane in White Plains, NY on her way to Cleveland, Ohio, October 21, 2016. Robyn Beck/AFP

3 Pinoy BPO workers to join NYC marathon

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Filipinos will join thousands of participants from all over the globe at the world s largest marathon on November 6

ON THE GO. Clint Ortiz, Leo Peñas, and Alberto Agulto (from left to right) are set to run in the world's biggest marathon, the TCS New York Marathon, on Sunday, November 6. Photo from Open Access BPO.

29 injured in 'intentional' New York City blast

Sep 18, 2016 - 9:23 AM

UPDATED New York officials are tight lipped on the cause of the blast saying it is still under investigation but confirmed it had not been a gas leak

SECURED. Police block a road after an explosion in New York on September 17, 2016. William Edwards/AFP

In New York, children of Indonesian migrants learn Bahasa Indonesia

Aug 16, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Indonesian university students in America teach Indonesian language and culture to children born in the Unites States to Indonesian parents – in an attempt to share the wonders of Indonesia and to give back to the nation they call home

LEARNING BAHASA INDONESIA. Children in New York learn from their instructor ---. Photo from Permias NY Facebook page

Mayor De Blasio: TOFA-NY honorees showcase city’s ‘diversity, strength’

Oct 01, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Every year we share their stories because they reveal the many facets of the Filipino American experience and what holds our community together

Student Canteen's Leila Benitez: Where is she now?

Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Leila for the Millennials who glimpse her from their parents’ stories was the Philippine Oprah

Filipino nurses in high demand in US health facilities

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:09 PM

Filipino nurses according to a 2008 New York Times article are “highly prized” in New York’s area city hospitals

Earth's 'cousin,' YouTube updates, the latest Tomb Raider game | SciTech4u

Jul 29, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Rappler s business reporter and tech enthusiast Chris Schnabel sits in for Matthew Ang where he gives a rundown of Apple s latest earnings YouTube s newest features and San Francisco s pee proof walls

How this Fil-Am appointee champions small businesses in NYC

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Maria Torres Springer is appointed as head of the city s main agency for economic development

Innocent man gets over $6 million for 25 years in jail

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:15 AM

Jonathan Fleming 53 walks free in April 2014 when his conviction is overturned by the Brooklyn district attorney after spending nearly half his life behind bars

IN PHOTOS: Philippine Independence Day celebration in NYC

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Filipino Americans have been celebrating Independence Day in New York City for almost 30 years and every year it only gets grander

Filipina American teenagers holding the flags in preparation for the parade. June08,2015 Park Avenue New york

Fil-Ams protest in New York: 'I am Mary Jane Veloso'

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:38 PM

Filipino activists believe that every action they hold whether outside the UN or in front of the Indonesian embassy could lead to a possible solution

Why the petition vs balut made me happy

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Because I am a Filipino citizen who speaks Filipino my own authenticity doesn’t seem contingent upon balut

BAN BALUT? A petitioner seeks to ban this Asian delicacy in New York City. Screenshot from YouTube

Balut controversy: A clash of cultures? Netizens react

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:56 PM

While some people in western countries may find the food inhumane or even disgusting balut is an important fabric in the cuisine of several Asian cultures

#SHEros: Connie Somera Uy, 19 immigrant women honored in NYC

Mar 22, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The multi awarded Dr Connie Somera Uy is the first Filipino president of the Nephrology Society of New Jersey

Fil-Am lawyer heads NYC human rights commission

Mar 15, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Carmelyn Malalis has a big job ahead of her: to head a toothless human rights agency and make it relevant to the citizens of America s largest city

Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:47 AM

UPDATED 24 people suffer non life threatening injuries including 3 who are transported from the scene according to New York firefighters

Fil-Am hairstylist Mark Bustos and the power of a haircut

Mar 04, 2015 - 10:14 PM

No matter where you come from I think we all know what it feels like to get a haircut

Senior doctors and nurses bully newbies through gossip

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nurse to nurse bullying she noted continues to this day usually a result of unmet expectations

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Investigators begin sifting through the evidence and part of the Metro North Harlem line is been suspended until further notice

EMERGENCY. First responders work at the scene of a train accident on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York.

6 dead after train hits car outside New York City – reports

Feb 04, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Authorities scramble to help hundreds of shell shocked passengers off the train which departed from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan

EMERGENCY. First responders work at the scene of a train accident on February 3, 2015 in Valhalla, New York.

Goodbye, New York: Becoming a reporter in the Bayou

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:30 PM

I still don’t know whether journalism is ultimately the career for me but I do know that each time I pursued a lead spoke with sources and crafted a story I felt alive

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

Hagupit weakens, death toll, US 'centuries of racism' | The wRap

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Hagupit weakens into a tropical storm The Red Cross says Hagupit kills at least 21 people mostly in Samar New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says America needs to confront “centuries of racism ”

Cheers! 'Inuman at Pulutan' in New York City

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:22 PM

I think for people to know the food they need know about the country as well

Carlos Celdran: Livin' La Vida Imelda in New York

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:53 AM

In the form of a one man show complete with humor song and dance drama art and architecture the New York production of Livin’ La Vida Imelda gives us a glimpse of recent Philippine history that might never be mentioned in history books

Rappler Newscast | October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Senator Grace Poe says she has no plans for 2016 US Marine Pemberton s lawyer say there s no basis for the murder charge against him Kids can go clubbing in New York city

US modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The decision comes after UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and health workers coming from Ebola hit areas strongly criticized the US quarantine guidelines

UPROAR. Charles King (L), Chief Executive Officer of Housing Works, and Peter Staley (R), American HIV/AIDS-LGBT rights activist, denounce the region's new quarantine rules outside the Bellevue Hospital Center where patients with, or are suspected of having, Ebola are being treated in New York, 27 October 2014. Justin Lane/EPA