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US drug bust: aspiring model, pilot arrive in private jet carrying $2M-worth of drugs

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An aspiring model and a private pilot, both from Canada, have been arrested on federal drug charges in Southern California after authorities say they arrived from Las Vegas in a private jet carrying drugs worth roughly $2 million.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: Ebola point person ‘may be appropriate’

President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd of military personnel at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants. AP

Under pressure to select an Ebola “czar” to lead the US response against the disease, President Barack Obama conceded Thursday it “may be appropriate” to designate a single individual to head the administration effort.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: Ebola monitoring must be ‘more aggressive’


President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that his administration would respond in a “much more aggressive way” to cases of Ebola in the United States and warned that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally if the world doesn’t respond to the “raging epidemic in West Africa.”

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Catholic bishops: PH gov’t must pursue case vs US soldier for transgender slay

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops urged the government to pursue the case against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City.   “The case must be pursued. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are not licenses for Americans to commit crimes in the Philippines,” said Sorsogon […]

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH adopting US testing, disease control methods on Ebola

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The Philippines has firmed up its defenses against the deadly Ebola virus, adopting the latest testing and infection control protocol from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »