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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Good and evil: The voices of 'Transformers'


Ten years after last voicing Autobot leader Optimus Prime on the original "Transformers" animated series, Peter Cullen decided to go to his first fan convention, BotCon, in Rochester, New York, after some coaxing from his daughter.

Missy Elliott battles with Graves' disease


For more than a decade, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott was one of the leading ladies of hip-hop.

Lawmakers harden positions on taxes, spending

source: reuters

Republicans and Democrats dug in their heels Friday as President Barack Obama prepared to wade into a divisive debate over taxes and spending aimed at heading off a default on the U.S. government's debt.

New York governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law


Albany, New York (CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state's marriage equality bill hours after it passed the Republican-controlled Senate on Friday night, making it the sixth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Britney Spears proves she's still got it on the 'Femme Fatale' tour


Britney Spears is a dozen years into her career, and yet the kickoff of her Femme Fatale tour at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento last night managed to propel her forward. She's wisely focusing on the present – she sang nine songs from her latest album Femme Fatale and snagged Nicki Minaj as her opening act – while offering possibly her flashiest, fastest moving, and most entertaining production yet.

Obama helps Democrats outpace Republican fundraising


President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats beat Republicans in the race for campaign dollars during May, as the president stepped up fundraising ahead of the 2012 contest for the White House.

'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in car crash

source: gmanews

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Dunn, a co-star of the "Jackass" movie franchise, died on Monday when a sports car he was driving careened off a highway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and burst into flames, police said.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thousands protest in Morocco for more reform


Several thousand people marched through Morocco's biggest city Sunday to protest that constitutional reforms unveiled this week by King Mohammed have not gone far enough.

Janna Dominguez denies she's now the girlfriend of Mikey Ablan


MANILA, Philippines – Sexy star Janna Dominguez categorically denied rumors that she’s replaced Iwa Moto’s place in Mikey Ablan’s heart.

What will be song of the summer?

source: cnn

If you lived pretty much anywhere in America, Katy Perry's "California Gurls" most likely followed you from the beach, to the car, to the grocery store last summer.
It was inescapable, as any great summer anthem should be.

Prolonged high food prices seen


High food prices are likely to rise even further over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition and hunger, a world food report warned Friday.

The worst job in the world?


What is the worst job in the world? Just how low would you go to earn money?

Europe delays decision on emergency loans to Greece

source: reuters

Euro zone finance ministers postponed a final decision on extending 12 billion euros ($17 billion) in emergency loans to Greece, saying Athens would first have to introduce harsh austerity measures.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella wins Miss USA pageant


Miss California Alyssa Campanella bested 51 other contestants Sunday night to win the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The World's Highest-Paid Musicians


Two decades ago Jon Bon Jovi sat with the members of his eponymous band in a basement in New Jersey.

Tiger Woods losing grip atop list of highest-earning athletes

source: reuters

NEW YORK - Phil Mickelson is making a run at surpassing fellow golfer Tiger Woods as the top-earning US athlete, according to an annual survey released by Sports Illustrated on Thursday.

Red Sox hang on to beat Tampa Bay, 4-2

source: gmanews

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The American League East leading Boston Red Sox held on for a 4-2 win over their divisional rival Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Thursday.

PHL confident of meeting intl standards on maritime educ

source: gmanews

The Philippines expressed confidence it can correct the deficiencies noted by the European Commission’s Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) on the country’s compliance with international standards on seafarers’ education, training, and certification.

China raises flood alert to top level; 555,000 evacuated

source: gmanews

BEIJING - China has mobilised troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and southern provinces.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Syrian forces attack northern town, residents flee


Syrian tanks and helicopters stormed the town of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, residents said, and state television reported heavy clashes between army troops and gunmen opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.

Winnie the Opera: Mandela's ex-wife gets musical treatment


Her life story reads like a Hollywood movie. Full of grand highs and lows, there's no denying that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's life experiences lend themselves to drama.

China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children


BEIJING - Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Bloody Bautista wins by Technical decision, Pagara KOs Gallegos


Cebu City (PHILBOXING.COM) – Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista suffered three cuts due to head butts before the fight was stopped at 0:56 of the seventh round.

Petron five debuts vs Meralco today; Elastopainters score


Petron Blaze, which takes over from San Miguel, slugs it out with walking-wounded Meralco today even as Barangay Ginebra similarly opens up its bid in the PBA Governors Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

Independence Day marked with colorful celebrations


MANILA, Philippines-- Filipinos across the country held a colorful celebrations to mark the 113th Philippine Independence Day today.

‘Pacman Resort’ closed down


AKLAN, Philippines - The local government of Malay ordered the closure of West Cove Hotel in Sitio Diniwid, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island for violating the National Building Code of the Philippines.

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Abdullah dies


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the eldest child of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, has died, state media reported Saturday. He was 54.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Japan anti-nuclear protesters rally 3 months after quake


Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters marched in Japan on Saturday, the three-month anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that triggered the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, pressing the government to cut the country's reliance on atomic power.

Shortest living man in history a Filipino?


MANILA, Philippines - Is the shortest living man in history living in the Philippines?

(UPDATE) Suicide attempt disrupts LRT 2 operations


MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transit Authority clarified today that the unannounced “Code Red” at LRT 2 was due to the suicide incident at Cubao Station.

Azkals switch to Pacquiao mode


MANILA, Philippines — Fil-Iranian winger Misagh Bahadoran, one of the national football team's new recruits, admitted that training in the past couple of weeks had been a hellish experience, but he’s not complaining.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mavs' Nowitzki ready for Game 5, says 'I feel great'


The Mavericks star said "I feel great'' as he took the court for a shootaround Thursday, about eight hours before Game 5 of the NBA finals. He declared himself over the worst effects of a sinus infection he played through in Game 4.

Why did Charice delete her Facebook account?


Sa kanyang Twitter page, nagbigay ng pahiwatig ang Pinay international singing sensation na si Charice kung bakit niya binura ang kanyang Facebook account.

Most U.S. kids get vaccines, but parents still worry


Most children in the United States get recommended vaccines on schedule, but some parents still have misgivings about the shots, questioning whether they are safe or even necessary, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday.

887 inmates escaped in last decade


MANILA, Philippines - A total of 887 inmates detained in prison facilities under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), including the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), escaped during the period 2000 up to April 2011.

Floods kill 33, injure over 100 in central China


BEIJING (AP) – Chinese state media says a new round of flooding across central China has killed 33 people and injured more than 100.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Woods cuts ties with IMG but sticks with agent


Tiger Woods is severing ties with his long-time sports management company IMG but staying with his agent Mark Steinberg, the golfer said on Monday.

Mavericks looking for a complete game against Heat


DALLAS - The success-starved Dallas Mavericks will have to stop the explosive scoring runs by the Miami Heat if they are going to win their first NBA championship, coach Rick Carlisle said on Monday.

Pacquiao congratulates Chavez Jr., offers advice


Pound-for-pound king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao congratulated new middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for his majority decision against Sebastian Zbik last Sunday.

Wade turns up Heat on Mavericks to take series lead


For Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, a victory on the road in Game Three of this year's NBA Finals meant more than just retaking home court.

Azkals should have won – Weiss


MANILA, Philipines — German coach Hans Michael Weiss admitted they need to go back to the drawing board after a shocking 4-3 loss to a United Football League selection on Sunday before 10,000 stunned fans expecting a dominant display from the national team.

Easy Seaba stint next for Gilas five


MANILA—Smart Gilas is going back to its original target of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics after a breakthrough semifinal stint in the 22nd Fiba Asia Champions Cup.

Chavez Jr. to face Cotto next rather than Sergio Martinez or Rubio


Instead of putting newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cheers, gunfights in Yemen as Saleh goes to Saudi


Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack on his palace, has flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, potentially offering a face-saving end to his three decade rule.

Microsoft gives sneak preview of ‘Windows 8′


RANCHO PALOS VERDES—Microsoft gave a sneak preview on Wednesday of the successor to Windows 7, a next-generation operating system designed to work on both personal computers and touchscreen tablets.

Swiss deny England in qualifier as Rooney gets new hair


While suspended star striker Wayne Rooney was recovering from a hair transplant, England's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2012 suffered a blow on Saturday as Switzerland claimed at 2-2 draw at London's Wembley Stadium.

Somali pirates attacking year-round – IMO


OSLO — Somali pirates are now able to attack ships in the Indian Ocean regardless of the weather, the head of the United Nations' maritime agency said, outlining four "nightmare scenarios" unless tougher action was taken.

Jinkee softening up to Krista?


MANILA, Philippines – Jinkee Pacquiao seems to have softened up when it comes to former actress Krista Ranillo, who was once accused of being People Champ Manny Pacquiao’s other woman.

Russia: NATO 'one step' from land war in Libya


NATO is "one step" from sending troops into Libya to help rebels remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday.




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