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News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

59 min 8 sec ago
NEW YORK --- News organizations are fighting to pull back the curtain on a Harvey Weinstein court appearance that the prosecution and defense want held in secret. The organizations, including The Associated Press and The New York Times, argued in court papers filed Monday that the sides haven't met a high legal standard for banning the media and the public from Friday's hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case. Prosecutors contend the hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose allegations against him are not part of the underlying criminal charges. Weinstein's lawyers say news coverage could taint the jury pool. ...

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Philippines-China economic and trade ties better than ever — Arroyo

1 hour 3 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The economic and trade cooperation between the Philippines and China has been better than ever, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday.   "Clearly, the economic and trade cooperation between our two countries is as good as it has ever been, better than it has ever been in fact. The main thing to focus on now, is on the implementation side," Arroyo said during her keynote speech on the second day of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Manila Conference at the Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila hotel in Taguig City.   The former president-turned-Pampanga congresswoman also said bilateral ties between the two countries have reached new heights...

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James Yap no regrets over missed game-tying 3 in Game 4 loss

1 hour 6 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---James Yap has made a career out of making clutch shots. That's why the Rain or Shine swingman won't lose any sleep over a missed attempt in the final seconds of Game 4 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Magnolia on Monday. "I have no regrets in my mind right now knowing I took a good shot which I'm not going to take back even if it missed," Yap said in Filipino after a 94-91 loss that tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2. READ: Hotshots blow lead, escape Painters in Game 4 to tie semis series Yap hit the back iron on his potential game-tying 3-pointer as time ran out before sinking one from almost the same spot seconds earlier that made it a th...

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LOOK: Members of EXO, Wanna One, SHINee, VIXX, HOTSHOT spotted in Cebu

1 hour 8 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Members of South Korean boy groups EXO, Wanna One, SHINee, VIXX, HOTSHOT were spotted by a fan in Cebu. Facebook user Zing Estrella posted Monday a photo of EXO's Kai, Wanna One's Sungwoon, SHINee's Taemin, VIXX's Ravi and HOTSHOT's Timoteo in a local restaurant inside a Cebu mall. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2504914043079729&set=a.1385968788307599&type=3&theater "Kai, taemin, sungwoon, ravi and Timoteo right in front of me. (posted this picture nung wala na sila so don't worry^^)," Estrella wrote in the caption. The post caught the attention of fans and has since garnered over 3,400 likes, 3,500 shares and 200 comments (as of p...

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Nicolas Cage’s wife of four days wants spousal support

1 hour 12 min ago
Nicolas Cage's estranged wife, Erika Koike, is reportedly seeking spousal support after their whirlwind March marriage. The "National Treasure" actor filed for annulment four days after their wedding in Las Vegas. Koike, a makeup artist, is challenging Cage's petition for an annulment and insists on a divorce, reported TMZ on Monday, April 22. Court documents obtained by the entertainment news outlet agues that Cage, acting on impulse, qualifies for an annulment. Koike, however, claimed that the marriage was not based on fraud, stating that Cage asked to start the relationship again "in the right way" 12 days after filing for annulment. The documents state that they are not fi...

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In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

1 hour 16 min ago
NEW YORK --- Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies. Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that Neulinger, between the ages of three and seven, was sexually abused by not just one relative but several family members. In "Rewind," which will premiere at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival, Neulinger, now 29, sifts through those tapes to help him piece together what he calls the puzzle of his life. "A lot of the home videos weren't labeled. So I'd be watching an incredibly moment from ...

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Amazon and Casino to roll out grocery delivery in France

1 hour 17 min ago
  PARIS -- US online retailer Amazon and French food giant Casino said Tuesday they would roll out their partnership in rapid delivery of groceries to further French cities in the coming months. Last year members of Amazon's Prime Now service in Paris were able to order a selection of products from Casino's upscale Monoprix supermarkets for free delivery to their homes in under two hours.   https://twitter.com/Monoprix/status/1119850754087325696 Casino said in a statement that this service would now be offered in additional cities within the next 12 months, but did not specify the name or number of those cities. They will also deepen their partnership by a...

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Makati gov’t deploys inspection teams to check public, private buildings

1 hour 18 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines --- Inspection teams tasked to check on various buildings in Makati City were deployed on Tuesday following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck parts of Luzon --- including Metro Manila --- on Monday. Inspections were made in malls, schools, government offices, hospitals, and residential towers following the orders of Makati City Mayor Abby Binay to the Office of the Building Official (OBO) and the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW). "All building management and administrators are strictly ordered to allow unimpeded access to the inspection teams and provide the needed information and cooperation to ensur...

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LOOK: Julia Barretto is Dani Barretto’s stunning maid of honor

1 hour 20 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Who would have made a better maid of honor for Dani Barretto than her sister Julia Barretto? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwl2EheBR3I/ As Dani tied the knot with boyfriend businessman Xavi Panlilio on Tuesday, Julia surely made heads turn as she walked the aisle. Fan pages dedicated to the young actress posted clips of Julia during the wedding ceremony. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwlz_0NBe9h/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwl1Ig2h4RW/ The 22-year-old actress donned a nude halter gown and wore her hair in a simple ponytail. Another video even captured Julia fixing Dani's wedding gown just before the ceremony started. https://www.instagram.com/...

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PBA D-League: Petron-Letran escapes St. Clare College

1 hour 25 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---Christian Balagasay made the game-winning basket and Petron-Letran escaped St. Clare College Virtual Reality, 91-90, in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao. Balagasay hit the go-ahead layup off an assist by Jerrick Balanza with 13 seconds left as the Knights gained solo third place in the Aspirants Group with a 5-2 record. Alvin Pasaol powered Letran with a game-high 28 points, including eight of his team's last 11 points, that went with seven rebounds and three assists. Balanza added 22 points while Jeo Ambohot contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. The Saints squandered their chance to steal the game but their last possession ended with a...

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Narendra Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

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AHMEDABAD, India --- Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote on India's "Super Tuesday" when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country's marathon election. The nationalist leader compared voting to Hindus cleansing their sins by bathing in the Ganges river after he cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat. The 117 seats over 15 states being fought for on Tuesday are the biggest number of any of the seven stages of voting over six weeks. While Modi's right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is considered the frontrunner in the vote, it faces a tough challenge from the opposition Congress party of Rahul Gandhi. Modi met his 98-year-old mother and then wav...

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‘Young and the Restless’ honors Kristoff St. John, his work

1 hour 30 min ago
LOS ANGELES --- As "The Young and the Restless" head writer Josh Griffith screened the episode in which Neil Winters' family learns of his death, the tears began to flow. Viewers might brace for a similar reaction when the CBS daytime serial says farewell to Neil and to Kristoff St. John, the actor who played the character for nearly three decades. St. John, who died at age 52 in February of heart disease, helped cement the prominence of major African-American characters in the traditionally white soap opera world. During a four-episode story arc airing Tuesday through Friday, Neil's friends and family gather in fictional Genoa City to remember the businessman whose full life i...

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WATCH: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast summarizes 22-movie MCU saga in ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ cover

1 hour 31 min ago
Not feeling like you want to watch the 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The "Avengers" cast has got you covered. The cast of the upcoming movie "Avengers: Endgame" impressively sang a cover of Billy Joel's classic song "We Didn't Start the Fire" to summarize the whole saga, as seen in a "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" clip, which aired Monday night, April 22, in the United States. Host Jimmy Fallon joined stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and the rest of the all-star cast in telling the story of the Marvel saga. Downey started it all with off how the saga began with his movie "Iron Man" in 2008. Hemsworth followed suit with "Thor", then follow...

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Smollett case could undermine prosecutor’s reform efforts

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Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx's work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been implementing for years: Don't overcharge for nonviolent crimes and, whenever possible, offer alternatives to taking a suspect to court. "Just because we can charge something doesn't mean we should," Foxx said in a March 8 text to her top deputy at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, referring to the 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct that were filed against S...

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Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

1 hour 38 min ago
ALBANY, NEW YORK --- An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others as part of a $720 million expansion plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.   https://twitter.com/GLOBALFOUNDRIES/status/1120292627029659648 The Democrat said in a statement that Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor will establish its first 300mm chip manufacturing plant at GlobalFoundries' Fab 10 facility in East Fishkill, 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of New York City. ON Semiconductor has committed to creating 150 new jobs in East Fishkill and retaining a minimum of 950 ex...

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Samar earthquake not related to Zambales quake — Phivolcs

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  MANILA, Philippines --- The magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Eastern Samar Tuesday is not related to the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Zambales and parts of Luzon on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday. "'Yung kahapon ay local fault ito sa may Zambales-Pampanga area. Itong ngayon ay hindi related doon," Rommel Grutas of Department of Science and Technology-Phivolcs said in a press conference in Quezon City. (The earthquake yesterday is from a local fault in the Zambales-Pampanga area. Today's earthquake is not related to that.) Ishmael Narag, Officer-in-Charge of Phivolcs Seismological Observation and Earthquake ...

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Melinda Gates talks ‘brash’ Microsoft culture in new book

1 hour 51 min ago
  SEATTLE --- Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that culture. "That wasn't my job to do that at the time," Gates said in an interview with The Associated Press, adding that she drew "bright lines" around the office and home in order to work there for nine years before she left to have children.   https://twitter.com/melindagates/status/1119248175351488512 Her new book, "The Moment of Lift," is a memoir and manifesto...

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Microsoft workers join China’s debate over grueling workweek

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SAN FRANCISCO --- Tech workers in China protesting a corporate culture of grueling work schedules are getting some support from their U.S. peers.   https://twitter.com/SivanSun/status/1120560578332954625 A fast-growing campaign started by Chinese software developers on the code-sharing platform GitHub has contributed to a public debate over work-life balance in China's tech industry.   READ: Jack Ma's remarks spark debate over China working hours It's known as 996.ICU, referring to expectations that young people work 12-hour days, six days a week if they want financial success --- and the idea that following such an illegal workweek can land them in an intensi...

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Eleazar: Metro Manila ‘peaceful, manageable’ ahead of May polls

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  MANILA, Philippines --- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he sees no security problems yet in Metro Manila, describing all areas in the region as "peaceful" and "manageable" ahead of the May 13 midterm elections.   "Sa atin kasi ngayon...relatively peaceful ang Metro Manila compared with other regions," Eleazar told reporters at the sidelines of the National Capital Region-Regional Security Control Center Command Conference in Taguig City on Tuesday.   "I would like to assure the public na wala tayong problema, hindi natin nakikita ang mga threat to any peace and order breakdown or concern para dito sa ati...

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PAL cancels Clark flights on April 24 due to airport closure

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      MANILA, Philippines -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has canceled several of its flights on Wednesday due to the continued closure of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga brought about by the damage caused by the 6.1-magnitude earthquake. In an advisory on Tuesday, PAL said the following flights on Wednesday, April 24, were canceled as of 1 p.m. as the Clark airport will remain closed until 7:40 p.m. Wednesday: April 24, Wednesday PR 2839 Clark-Davao PR 2840 Davao-Clark PR 835 Clark-Cebu PR 836 Cebu- Clark PR 831 Clark-Davao PR 832 Davao-Clark PR 2610 Clark-San Jose (Mindoro) PR 2611 San Jose (Mindoro)-Clark ...

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