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Balanced scoring helps Houston down Oklahoma in game 4

Five players scored in twin digits as Houston defeated Oklahoma, 113-109, in Game 4 of their Western Conference first round playoff series Monday morning. Rockets center Nenê had 28 to help the team take a 3-1 lead against the Thunder. Other twin-digit finishers were Lou Williams (18), Eric Gordon (18), James Harden (16), and Trevor […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Clippers bounce back

LOS ANGELES –Blake Griffin led a smash-mouth revival of Lob City with 24 points, DeAndre Jordan had a double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 99-91 on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning Philippine time) to even their playoff series at 1-1. Jordan finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Paul added […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

East top seed Celtics in trouble as Bulls take 2-0 lead

BOSTON –Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Butler added eight rebounds and eight assists. Rondo’s night ended with […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »



Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified reports of terrorist sightings in the province circulating through text and on social media. The assurance came amid […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Taiwan bans consumption, sale of dog and cat meat


BEIJING — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to two […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Hawks stun Cavs


Atlanta— Paul Millsap scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage of Cleveland’s fourth-quarter collapse to overcome a 26-point deficit and stun the Cavaliers 126-125 in the NBA on Sunday. Kyrie Irving scored 45 points for Cleveland, and LeBron James had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists before the four-time […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Russia subway blast kills 11


St. Petersburg, Russia — The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday’s deadly bombing on the St. Petersburg subway as a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen. A bomb blast tore through a subway train under Russia’s second-largest city on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding more than 40. […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Jong Nam’s killers coated hands with poison


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in World | Read More »

LA is world’s most clogged city


DETROIT — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in World | Read More »

Cold spell kills 150 in Taiwan


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese officials and media reports are blaming a cold spell for the deaths of more than 150 people, most of them elderly and sick, over the past several days. Temperatures fell as low as 6.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday evening along the coast north of the capital, Taipei. Taiwan’s Liberty Times newspaper […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in World | Read More »