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Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:40
  SEATTLE --- U.S. scientists said Friday they will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.   About 70 whales have been found dead so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. About five more have been discovered on British Columbia beaches. That's a very small fraction of the total number of whales believed to have died, because most simply sink and others wash up in such remote areas they're not recorded.   NOAA Fisheries on Friday declared the die-off an "unusual mortality event," providing additional resources to respond to the deaths and triggeri...

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Saudi king slams Iran’s “terrorist acts” at Islamic summit

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:32
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia --- Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran over recent attacks targeting the kingdom, describing the incidents on Saturday in a speech before Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca as "terrorist acts" that threaten global energy supplies.   It was the monarch's strongest words yet since tensions spiked in recent weeks between the two regional heavyweights. The U.S. has sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to deter Iran as tensions run high. The crisis stems from the Trump administration's decision to withdraw the U.S. from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers last year and impose crippling economic sanctions on the country. &nb...

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Barr's response to treason question called 'astonishing'

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:24
Attorney General Bill Barr was asked about President Trump accusing FBI officials of treason in an interview with CBS.
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At least 11 dead, six wounded after shooting in Virginia — police

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:17
  WASHINGTON -- A gunman went on a shooting spree at a government building complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding six, police said. The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed after trading fire with responding officers, police chief James Cervera told a news conference. The shooting happened just after 4 p.m., when the gunman entered one of the buildings at the Virginia Beach municipal complex and "immediately began to indiscriminately fire on all of the victims," Cervera said. The wounded included a police officer, who was saved by his bulletproof vest. The building where the shooting took pl...

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These transgender icons will be the first to get statues in the US

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:16
Many believe that the riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights. But for transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the days-long uprising was just a mile marker in a lifelong fight for justice.
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Jennifer Aniston's plane lost a tire, and somehow Jimmy Kimmel is involved

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:05
Jimmy Kimmel can find humor in almost any situation, it seems.
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Britain braces as Donald Trump marches into political mayhem

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:59
When US President Donald Trump touches down in London on Monday morning, he sets foot in a nation living through its worst political crisis since the end of the Second World War.
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R. Kelly Charged with 11 New Sex-Related Counts in Chicago

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:48
Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. Cook County prosecutors charged the Grammy award-winning singer with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim who was at least age 13 and under 17 at the time. https://twitter.com/MeganHickeyTV/status/1134178498912739328 The f...

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Relations with Japan on ‘stronger footing’ after Duterte’s 3rd Tokyo visit — Palace

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:48
  TOKYO -- The country's relations with Japan relations are now on "even stronger footing" after President Rodrigo Duterte's third visit here, Malacaang said Saturday. In a statement, the Palace touted the gains of Duterte's four-day working visit here. "President Rodrigo Duterte capped his working visit to Japan on a high note, putting the Philippines' strategic partnership with Japan on an even stronger footing," the statement read. The President arrived in Manila before dawn Saturday after a The President returned to "a successful" bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and participated in the 25th Nikkei International Conference on The Futur...

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Raptors Own The First Finals Game

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:47
The first NBA Finals game outside the U.S. was a party 24 years in the making. Then Pascal Siakam and the Raptors really gave Toronto something to celebrate. Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Raptors made a smashing NBA Finals debut, beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night. The Raptors hardly looked like newcomers to the NBA's biggest stage, controlling the action most of the way against a Golden State team beginning its fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. "I think we did a pretty good job at home," Siakam said. "The fans are amazing, man. I just want to say that. From coming out for warmup to the end of the game, it was just the support and then...

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US Border Patrol agents will deploy to Guatemala

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:46
US Border Patrol agents and other Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officers will be sent to Guatemala to assist in training missions with local authorities as part of a two-year plan aimed at decreasing migration flows to the United States.
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BREAKING: 11 killed in Virginia Beach mass shooting; area has many Fil-Ams

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:43
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia --- Police say 11 people have been killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. Police Chief James Cervera said Friday that a shooter opened fire and shot "indiscriminately" at workers inside an operations building in the Virginia Beach Municipal Building Friday afternoon. Cervera said police returned fire, killing the suspect. He said the suspect was a longtime employee of the city's Public Works Department. One of the people shot is a police officer. (According to a Virginian Pilot article in 2014 there were between 17,000 and 22,000 Filipino Americans living in Virginia Beach. Filipinos are heavily co...

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Fox News stands by Laura Ingraham after she defends white supremacist, other extremists on her prime time show

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:42
Fox News on Friday afternoon stood by Laura Ingraham after she defended a white supremacist and several other fringe people who have been banned or disciplined by large social media companies.
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Witness: People were screaming to get down

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:39
A witness describes the scene in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where a shooting has left at least 11 people dead, according to police.
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At least 11 dead in Virginia Beach mass shooting at municipal center

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:39
At least 11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police Chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night.
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11 dead in shooting in US city of Virginia Beach; suspect was killed

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:36
Opinion: America's cult of guns
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Casey Merritt: A future doctor tries modeling

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:35
  Casey Merritt is a 16-year-old Filipino-American raised in Pampanga. This year, she is about to go on a journey that will make a huge impact on her life: modeling at Philippine Fashion Week. Merritt is an incoming 11th grade student at Angeles City Science High School under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) strand. Her hobbies include reading, sewing, sketching and painting. She loves to be productive. She is a tutor to an incoming fourth grade student. She also sketches designs of clothes, and with help from her mother, Beverly Esteves, Merritt's drawings are turned into reality. She has won an award for something she and her mother created....

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Analysis: Robert Mueller spoke! Now what?

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:33
Wednesday, we got the moment we had all been waiting for: Robert Mueller spoke publicly.  
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FEU High School grad ball: ‘Greatness from small beginnings’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:30
      On May 20, Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila held its senior high school graduation ball at Sofitel Philippine Plaza with the theme "Sic Parvis Magna," which means "Greatness from Small Beginnings." The theme represents the journey that students experienced at FEU High School---from having no idea how the new curriculum would work, to receiving countless opportunities that their alma mater provided for them. For the ball, the students wore their outfits with confidence. To be You gave out special prizes and awarded the best dressed. Highlights of the event included performances by OPM artists such as This Band, I Belong To The Zoo, and Al Jame...

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Don't offer thoughts and prayers; tell us you will vote

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:22
(This article was originally published on October 29, 2018.)
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