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Polar freeze moves to US East, South; 21 dead

Victor Winters waits for a bus in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Temperatures broke record lows Tuesday in Michigan and residents braced against bitter winds following a storm that shuttered schools, closed government offices and contributed to at least six deaths. Lows of 14 degrees below zero were reported according to the National Weather Service. AP.

A deep freeze spread from the United States Midwest to the East and South, setting record low temperatures from Boston to Birmingham, and leaving 21 people dead, authorities said. The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US South, East brace for polar temps, wind chills

A woman walks back to her car in the long term parking lot at Indianapolis International Airport, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. AP

Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the United States and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Why fewer working-age Americans are working

In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, file photo, applicants reach for registration forms to attend a combined Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Harlem Week job and career fair at Columbia University in New York. The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. AP

The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama takes oath in a position of strength

US President Barack Obama . AFP FILE PHOTO

Barack Obama, battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the U.S. Civil War 150 years ago.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US tightens restrictions on soot

environmental protection agency

The United States on Friday tightened restrictions on emissions of soot from industry and vehicles by 20 percent, predicting that the regulations would avert thousands of deaths.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘PH bank secrecy laws strictest in the world’

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The United States has questioned the antiquated bank secrecy laws of the Philippines, describing them as “among the strictest in the world,” in the face of the global trend toward transparency.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

American, Pinoy veterans to be honored tomorrow

UNITED States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. will lead the American community and guests in honoring the sacrifices of American and Filipino veterans at the annual Veterans’ Day at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, tomorrow at 11 a.m. Veterans of both nations and representatives from the US Embassy and [...]

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Obama calls for $3 trillion in deficit cuts

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will Monday call for new deficit cuts of $3.0 trillion but warn Republicans he will veto any bill that trims healthcare for the elderly without hiking taxes on the rich. Obama will lay out a series of proposals that include a broad overhaul of the tax code designed to raise [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Embassy to expedite visa renewal application

THE United States Embassy in Manila announced that it will expedite visa renewals for Filipino visa applicants who have previously been issued multiple entry visas to the United States valid for five years or longer. Under the Visa Reissuance Program or VRP, Filipinos holding an eligible US tourist visa (B1/B2) can apply for re-issuance of [...]

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Libya war to cost $750 million for US

WASHINGTON—The NATO-led air war in Libya will cost the United States an estimated $750 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said Thursday. The estimate clarified an earlier statement this month by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who had cited the same figure without specifying if he meant the cost of the war to [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Montana copper mining heiress dies in NY at 104

This Aug. 11, 1930 file photo shows Mrs. Huguette Clark Gower, daughter of the late Sen. William A. Clark of Montana, a copper magnate, in Reno, Nev. Clark, the 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on Fifth Avenue, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at a Manhattan hospital even as an investigation continues into how her millions were handled. AP FILE PHOTO

NEW YORK—Huguette Clark, a 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, died Tuesday at a Manhattan hospital, but prosecutors are still pursuing a legal battle over her money and care. The reclusive Clark spent the last two decades of her life in [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

PH lizard lands on top 10 list of new species

WASHINGTON—A Philippine fruit-eating lizard measuring 1.8 meters (6 feet) in length was among the top 10 new species discovered in the world last year, US scientists said on Monday. Also on the list were a jumping cockroach, a glow-in-the-dark fungus, a rust-eating bacterium, a leech named “T-rex.” The creatures were discovered in the Philippines, Brazil, [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

US affirms it will stand by PH in case of war


MANILA, Philippines—The United States will definitely stand by the Philippines in the event of an armed conflict with China over the Spratly islands, the US Embassy in Manila said. Asserting Washington’s position on the issue, embassy spokesperson Rebecca Thompson on Tuesday quoted from a portion of US Ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas Jr.’s speech delivered [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Whistle-blowers now alarmed
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’
  • Makati readies 12-month traffic plan for Skyway 3
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces, force do-or-die tiff
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Honda upgrades PH plant
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • Marketplace