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Court stops mayor from closing BDO branches in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — A court here has prohibited Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña from closing any BDO branch in the city.<p>Judge Gilbert Moises of Cebu City …

Philippine Islamist militants free Korean and Filipino from cargo ship | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the Philippines allied with Islamic State freed on Saturday a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino member of his crew held captive for more than three months on a southern island, an army spokesman said.<p>Park Chulhong, skipper of the South …

Milwaukee police chief blames Chicago-based activists for violence toward police

Milwaukee police Chief Ed Flynn on Monday lauded faith and community leaders for curbing violence Sunday night during unrest after the police shooting of a black man on Saturday.<p>“I saw in many instances people preaching on street corners, counseling small groups of individuals. A number of …

Hidilyn Diaz becomes first Filipino woman to win an Olympic medal

Hidilyn Diaz just made history by becoming the first Filipino woman to win an Olympic medal.<p>The 25-year-old Diaz took home the silver medal for the …

Olympics

You don’t get to hate immigrants and love to travel. Here’s why.

THIS HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD FEW months for the world’s immigrants. Donald Trump, one of the leading candidates in the nascent 2016 U.S. Presidential …

President Obama Says Derek Jeter Swindled Him on the Golf Course

As the Leader of the Free World, Barack Obama is used to facing tough opponents. But apparently he met his match on the golf course when he played …

Golf

Ryan Lochte tops Michael Phelps in 200 individual medley heats in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. -- Ryan Lochte topped Michael Phelps twice in qualifying for the 200-meter individual medley and 100 freestyle Saturday at an Arizona …

Swimming

Aaron Hernandez trial: Defense rests

<i>Watch "Downward Spiral: Inside the Case against Aaron Hernandez" at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> It took prosecutors months to present 131 witnesses to support their claim that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez killed semi-pro player Odin Lloyd.<p>On Monday, Hernandez's defense gave its side of the story, …

The 12 Best Boozy, Adults-Only, All-Inclusive Hotels

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want …

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims

A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.<p>The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion …

Corruption

GP co-payment change brings a Hobson's choice that still undermines bulk billing

Unable to convince voters and the Senate to back its $7 GP co-payment for the past seven months, the government has decided to try to sneak past them with an amended version just as they start to relax into Christmas.<p>Children, pensioners and concession card holders will be exempt, under the new …

This Is What Chicken McNuggets Are Made Of, According To McDonald's

It's something you've probably wondered far too often when chowing down on McDonald's Chicken Nuggets -- what are these actually made of? Is there even chicken in here?<p>According to McDonald's, the answer is <i>still</i> yes, as stated in yet another video in the fast-food chain's transparency campaign. In …

Hacker message demands Sony not show 'The Interview'

An online message claiming to be from the group that hacked<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer systems demanded that the studio stop showing "the movie of terrorism," a reference to theSeth Rogen-James Francocomedy "The Interview."<p>"Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break …

Louis van Gaal unimpressed by Gary Neville’s ‘pub match’ comment

Louis van Gaal has warned Gary Neville to “pay attention to his words” after suggesting Manchester United’s game with Liverpool on Sunday could resemble a pub match. Neville, during his post-match analysis on Sky, said the weekend’s contest between the clubs at Old Trafford could be “the Dog and …

ISIS Militants Hunt Down, Publicly Execute Former Election Candidates

Former election candidates are being hunted down, arrested and publicly executed by ISIS militants in Iraq, according to security officials and local residents.<p>The victims include two women who were shot in the head in Mosul this week after standing for office earlier in the year.<p>They were targeted …

CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report

A leading Republican wants to expand the House investigation into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack by adding a Senate probe, as a new House Intelligence Committee report Friday concluded that the initial CIA assessment found no demonstrations prior to the assault and a primary purpose of the CIA …