Experts are now skeptical over a theory that the missing aircraft was the target of a terror attack.
The two mystery passengers which boarded the MH370 on stolen passports are most likely migrants looking for a new home, rather then terrorists with an agenda.
By THERESA MARTELINO-REYES (Conclusion) BUSINESS tycoon Manuel Pangilinan offered China’s state-owned oil firm access to the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea over which the Philippines has a territorial claim, although he had no legal capacity to do so. Pangilinan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philex Petroleum Corp, offered to include […]
Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday. Super Typhoon Haiyan raked across the central Philippines last November, killing at least 6,200 people with around 2,000 others still missing, while also displacing four million and leaving tens of thousands of farmers without their livelihoods. Haiyan hit at a "terrible time" between rice planting seasons but timely seed replacements have ensured a second harvest is not lost, said Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Last year the agency had voiced concerns that without the harvest, vulnerable farmers would not have been able to collect rice for almost a year -- until October or November 2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, higher costs and delays in identifying potential threats could result, the Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal court documents say a campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton was personally involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady's 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West.
CHICAGO (AP) — These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA. But a small study suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses.
The share of seats held by women in parliaments around the world rose 1.5 percentage points in the past year to a record 21.8 percent, almost doubling since 1995, a study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and U.N. Women showed on Tuesday. Yet John Hendra, U.N. Women's deputy executive director for policy and program, warned that "at this pace, it will take decades to reach gender parity in parliaments." He said temporary special measures such as quotas, support of political parties, and a strong women's movement were key factors for boosting the number of women in parliaments around the world. "These barriers include gender bias and discrimination, cultural attitudes that see women as less able and worthy to lead, the challenge of raising sufficient campaign funds, tackling corruption and vote buying, and inadequate support from political parties and the media." The study found that in executive government women held 17.1 percent of ministerial posts, up from 16.1 percent in 2008.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen (OH'-steen) has been targeted by thieves who stole cash, checks and credit card information from a safe.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's now up to a judge whether two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will have to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey lawmakers investigating the case.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University has selected a new president to take over for the man who has led the flagship Mormon school for more than a decade.
Stocks are closing lower as a thin slate of economic news and corporate results left investors unwilling to drive up a market that hit three record highs last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it's making steady progress on health care sign-ups, but the White House needs something close to a miracle to meet its goal of enrolling 6 million people by the end of this month.
The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across ...
SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan. Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese tech giant, touted the benefits of such competition in what was billed as a major address to the US Chamber of Commerce. "Japan had the most expensive Internet before I started," he told the group. "As a result of our challenge, Japan became (the country with) the highest speed Internet and the lowest price." Son said he hopes to shake up the US market in the same way: "I want to change the United States from number 15 out of 16 countries to number one.
The people signing up for health insurance through Washington's health care exchange have gotten a little younger since the state began ramping up its marketing to people under 35. According to new statistics ...
Federal health officials say nearly 71,500 Wisconsin residents have signed up for health insurance through online federal exchanges. The data the U.S. Department of Health Services released Tuesday tracks ...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course over the sea, crossed Malaysia and reached the Strait of Malacca — hundreds of miles from its last position recorded by civilian authorities, Malaysian military officials said Tuesday, citing military radar data.
The Obama administration says about 4,700 more New Hampshire residents selected a health plan through the new federal insurance market last month, putting the state over the target for the entire enrollment ...
Looks like the best suitor won. After an extended chase that included overtures on both sides, Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank will combine to create the nation's fourth largest seller of men's wear. ...