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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency.
Western Michigan University's new medical school will be named after the founder of the medical technology company Stryker Corp., officials announced Tuesday. The Western Michigan University Homer Stryker ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southwest Airlines has barred its pilots from landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet was trying to land when it crashed at Birmingham's airport last year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy.
About 1,000 people staged a rally outside an Istanbul hospital in solidarity with 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who was walking to buy bread when he was struck in the head by a tear gas canister during the unrest in the city in June. The story of Elvan -- who spent 269 days in a coma -- gripped the nation and became a symbol of the heavy-handed tactics used by police to rein in the biggest demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he came to power in 2003. On Tuesday, police used tear gas and water cannon after dozens of protesters at the Istanbul hospital hurled stones at a police bus and stole helmets and shields, an AFP photographer said, adding that one demonstrator was injured. In another protest in the capital Ankara, police fired tear gas and used water cannon against around 1,000 students gathered outside the Middle East Technical University, an opposition stronghold, and blocked a major highway.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Tuesday passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions and to go on record in support of devoting $126 million over the coming decade for additional research into pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders like autism and Down syndrome.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo, whose highly publicized disappearance happened almost three years ago.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike killed three Gaza militants on Tuesday near an area where an unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed earlier in the day, an official in the Palestinian territory said. The Israeli military said it was responding to mortar fire.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ban highlighted the prevalent use of capital punishment in Iran and called for the release of activists, lawyers and journalists as well as political prisoners that he said were in custody for exercising their rights to free speech and assembly. "The new administration has not made any significant improvement in the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and opinion, despite pledges made by the president during his campaign and after his swearing in," Ban said.
EU finance ministers agreed changes Tuesday to their scheme for closing down failing banks, aiming to strike a compromise deal with the European Parliament which bluntly opposed their original plans. However, they gave few details of the new proposals, which the current Greek EU presidency will take into more talks Wednesday with Parliament and the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. "We defined, in an intensive debate, on which points the presidency can move towards the Parliament," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said. First is who will decide and how to close a failing bank.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago has given power wholesaler Edison Mission Energy the go-ahead to emerge from bankruptcy by selling most of its assets to NRG Energy Inc. for $2.6 billion. U.S. Bankruptcy ...
The moon sets over the Atlantic Ocean in this beautiful photo taken near the shores of Fonte-de-telha pine forest in Portugal. Astrophotographer Miguel Claro recently sent Space.com great shot he took on Feb. 13 using Canon 60Da camera (ISO 500 f/4; Exp:10 sec. 35mm).
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 1,500 Haitians filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a cholera outbreak that health officials say has killed more than 8,000 people and sickened over 600,000 in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
Utah legislators closed in Tuesday on a $13 billion-plus state budget after negotiating over the weekend and abandoning a pricey school technology initiative that had stalled talks. The initial budget ...
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.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he's going to stay out of the debate whether his former employer Duke Energy Corp. should be allowed to pass to consumers the costs of closing North Carolina's coal ash ponds. ...
The leader of the Democrat-controlled state Assembly said Tuesday their budget proposal will include a property tax "circuit breaker" instead of the rebate program sought by New York Gov. Andrew ...