Bacani dares Duterte: Walk the streets without bodyguards

MANILA – Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani has a “friendly challenge” for President Rodrigo Duterte.  The retired bishop said if the president is really brave, he would roam the streets without security escorts just like the bishops.  “Meron lang akong friendly challenge kay Presidente Duterte. Simple lang na ganito. Alam ninyo kaming mga obispo naglalakad …

Burgers by candlelight: Trump lays out fast food for college football champs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump laid out a White House feast fit for a government shutdown on Monday: silver platters heaped high with McDonald’s quarter pounders and the red-and-white burger wrappers of Wendy’s. White House chefs normally would serve much fancier fare underneath the stern gaze of the portrait of Abraham Lincoln in …

Indians Aren’t Buying iPhones Because Of OnePlus, Apart From Being Just Too Expensive

Last year, Apple took a giant tumble in sales across the world. Most of that dip was thanks to China and India, which have boatloads of cheaper Android competitors. And here in India specifically, OnePlus is the brand that rang Apple’s death knell. Reuters According to Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research, iPhone sales in India fell …

Trump’s Use of Wounded Knee to Mock Elizabeth Warren Angers Native Americans

It’s been more than a century since the Wounded Knee massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn, but both of these notorious conflicts were thrust into a national conversation about Native Americans and race following President Trump’s Sunday night tweet directed at Senator Elizabeth Warren. Mr. Trump, responding to a Q. and A. that Ms. …

Instead of going to class, students can care for animals during LAUSD teachers’ strike

“Ten student volunteers will be at each center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., learning about the work we do and pitching in to care for the animals and the facility,” Animal Care Services tweeted on Monday. “The half-day session includes supervised visiting time with an animal and education about proper care of animals and …

Gillette #MeToo ad on ‘toxic masculinity’ cuts deep with men’s rights activists

Gillette is under fire from men’s rights activists and rightwing publications for a new advertisement that engages with the #MeToo movement and plays on its 30-year tagline “The Best A Man Can Get”, asking instead: “Is this the best a man can get?” The advertisement features news clips of reporting on the #MeToo movement, as …

Girl aged just 12 becomes the fifth indigenous child to take her own life in nine days

A 12-year-old indigenous girl living in a community near Adelaide has taken her own life – making her the fifth Aboriginal girl to commit suicide in nine days. The wave of reported suicides include three cases in Western Australia, one in Queensland, and the most recent one in South Australia. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy was …

McConnell says there’s ‘no place in the Republican Party’ for racism amid Rep. Steve King controversy

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was stripped of his committee assignments by his fellow House Republicans Monday evening following bipartisan condemnation of King’s recent remarks on white supremacy and white nationalism. “We will not tolerate this type of language in the Republican Party … or in the Democratic Party as well,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., …

Trillanes arrives in Duterte hometown to face libel cases

MANILA – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV arrived in Davao City Tuesday to face several libel cases filed against him by President Duterte’s son, former Davao City vice-mayor Paolo Duterte, and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio.  An ABS-CBN Regional Network Group report said Trillanes passed through the VIP section of Davao International Airport upon his arrival.  …

Steve King Faces Loss of House Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Remark

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. …

GOP leaders strip Steve King of committee assignments

House GOP leaders moved Monday to remove Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingOcasio-Cortez rips GOP over Steve King’s white supremacy comments McCarthy to meet with Steve King about white supremacy remarks: ‘Action will be taken’ Cruz condemns King’s white supremacy remark: ‘It was stupid’ and ‘he needs to stop’ MORE (R-Iowa) from all of his …

MIA Haitian restaurant gives free food to shutdown workers

On Monday, the only Haitian restaurant at Miami International Airport began offering free lunch and dinner to federal security screeners, customs inspectors and other employees who have been working without pay since before Christmas. The shutdown charity special by Chef Créole ended up so popular that the food had to be hauled away by hand …

Trump Served A Fast Food Feast On Silver Platters At The White House To College Football Players

The Clemson Tigers were invited to meet President Trump after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship game. The team was expected around 6 p.m., but because of the partial government shutdown most of the White House food staff had been furloughed. So Trump decided he would feed the players a meal of …

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to jail last year but had his case suddenly reviewed The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their “worst fears” have been realised. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on …

Trump serves burgers, fries and pizza to college football champions Clemson

President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, for the reception for the Clemson Tigers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) What do you feed a pack of victorious Tigers? If you’re President Trump and the Tigers …

Kim Kardashian Confirms She and Kanye West Are Expecting No. 4

Kim Kardashianhas officially confirmed that she and her husband Kanye West are expecting their fourth child together via surrogate. Kim, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian joined Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live and he dove right in when it came to asking her about her family. At first, Cohen called upon his viewers to help pick out …

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia

WASHINGTON — There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the …

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s ‘HOODIE SZN’ Sets Record for the Fewest Copies Sold by a No. 1 Album

With the streaming era upon us, buying physical copies of music is becoming an outdated past time. This is a known fact that was further solidified by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie‘s latest project HOODIE SZN. Even though it only sold 823 physical albums, HOODIE SZN still reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving A …

BamBam shows support for Lisa + talks racism against Thai K-pop idols

GOT7‘s BamBam showed support for Black Pink‘s Lisa.  Recently, fans shared #RespectLisa tweets after the Thai idol was attacked with racist comments about her appearance after the 33rd Golden Disk Awards.  In a recent interview with Thai media outlets, fellow Thai idol BamBam is asked if he is aware of the issue. BamBam replied, “Yes,” and said, “I’m actually friends with …

Bodies of children, ages 1, 4 and 6, are found in an unplugged chest freezer

Three young children were found unresponsive inside an unplugged freezer after becoming trapped while playing.   The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office said the children, ages one, four and six, were outside playing at a residence on 173rd Place in Suwannee County when they climbed into the freezer and became trapped.  During interviews with the adults present at …