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Carpenter hurt in Quezon stabbing incident

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:23
LUCENA CITY -- A 53-year-old carpenter was seriously injured after he was stabbed by his drinking buddy at a birthday celebration in Sariaya town in Quezon province Saturday night, police said Sunday. Sariaya police reported that Fernando Vidal was stabbed twice by Antonio Belda Jr., during the celebration held in Barangay (village) Manggalang around 7:30 p.m. Investigations revealed the victim and the suspect were drinking with other guests when Belda, who was already drunk, suddenly stabbed Vidal. The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to San Juan Doctors Hospital in the nearby town of San Juan, Batangas. He was later transferred to Quezon Medical Center in Lucena...

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Two hikers in their 70s got lost in dense forest on Valentine's Day. On Saturday, rescuers found them alive

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:19
An intense search in Northern California ended joyously on Saturday when rescue teams found a couple in their 70s who went hiking more than a week ago and got lost in dense forest, said Sgt. Brenton Schneider of the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
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What national security adviser Robert O'Brien is saying about Russia briefing 'conflicts' with what lawmakers were told

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 11:02
National security adviser Robert O'Brien pushed back Saturday on information relayed to members of the House Intelligence Committee maintaining Russia is interfering in the 2020 election in order to benefit President Donald Trump.
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Philippines stages 20th Manhunt International contest; Paul Luzineau of Netherlands wins title

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:59
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES --- With 36 participants from different parts of the world, the Philippines has successfully mounted the 20th edition of the Manhunt International competition, its second hosting of the global modelling tilt for men.   When the international contest was first staged in Manila in 1999, Venezuela's Ernesto Calzadilla bested 42 other aspirants for the coveted title. This year, crowd favorite Paul Luzineau earned the distinction, making him the first Dutch to win in the 26-year-old global tilt   Luzineau of the Netherlands bested 35 other contenders in ceremonies staged at the New Frontier Theater at the Araneta City in Quezon City on Feb. 2...

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Pete Buttigieg warns against nominating Sanders

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:54
For Pete Buttigieg, it's now all about Bernie Sanders.
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For the second time this week, a person was killed during a Carnival parade

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:51
A person was killed Saturday night at the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans when they were hit by a float, according to the city's emergency preparedness campaign.
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6 hurt in separate vehicular accidents in Mindoro

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:39
CITY OF CALAPAN -- At least six people were injured in three vehicular accidents on Saturday in Mindoro island, police reports said Sunday. Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan police reported that Barangay (village) Labangan Poblacion councilor Eliseo Almonia, while on his motorcycle, hit a cable wire that fell after he was bumped by an unknown vehicle in San Jose town in Occidental Mindoro at about 5:30 a.m. Almonia lost control of his vehicle, fell onto the concrete road, and sustained head injuries. At 1 p.m., American national Bryan Travis, 59, while driving his Honda motorcycle with back rider Grace Baldecantos, 29, was travelling along National Highway in Barangay Calangata...

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Justice Department unease with Barr goes beyond Stone case

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:35
In recent months, as Attorney General William Barr stood on the sidelines of President Donald Trump's impeachment drama, he noted to associates how problematic the episode was for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As details about the President's dealing with Ukraine surfaced, Pompeo became engulfed in the drama, and Barr and associates remarked how damaging it was to Pompeo's reputation inside the State Department.
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P3.4M ‘shabu’ seized from 3 drug pushers in QC

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:17
MANILA, Philippines --- About 500 grams of crystal meth or "shabu" worth P3.4 million was seized from three drug suspects on Saturday afternoon in Quezon City. Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) nabbed Karen Leal, 32, saleslady; John Rhens Timing, 20; and Jason Ymalay, 26, in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Kaligayahan, Quezon City at about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, Saturday. Aside from shabu, authorities confiscated one cellphone from the suspects. Suspects are currently detained at the PDEA office and are facing charges for violation of Section 5 of Article II of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002....

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Yang suggests candidates should 'pull an Andrew Yang'

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:06
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang poked fun at himself while discussing the crowded Democratic field.
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New Jersey governor announces he has a tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:05
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday that he has a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery to remove it in March.
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Ronaldo matches record in 1,000th game in Juventus win

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:56
MILAN --- Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1,000th official match by scoring a record-equaling goal to help Juventus win at Spal 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Ronaldo scored for an 11th straight league game, matching the Serie A record set by Gabriel Batistuta in 1994 and equaled by Fabio Quagliarella last season. Ronaldo also hit the crossbar with a free kick late on and had an early goal disallowed. Aaron Ramsey doubled Juve's lead in the second half, and Andrea Petagna got Spal back into the match with a penalty. Juventus visits Lyon in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday. Serie A leader Juventus extended its advantage to four points above Lazio...

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Palace condoles with VP Robredo on mother’s passing

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:35
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Sunday conveyed its condolences to Vice President Leni Robredo, whose mother, Salvacion Santo Tomas Gerona, recently passed away. According to a Facebook post of Robredo, Salvacion Gerona died at 7:27 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. She was 83. "We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Vice President Ma. Leonor 'Leni' Robredo for the passing of her beloved mother, Ms. Salvacion Gerona," Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo described Salvacion Gerona as a "selfless and dedicated teacher who molded countless of young minds across the generation." "We pray that the perpetual light will shine upon Ms. Gero...

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Barca takes over Spanish league lead after Madrid loss

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:29
MADRID --- Barcelona fans protesting club president Josep Bartomeu were also given reason to cheer as Lionel Messi scored four goals and the team went back on top of the Spanish league on Saturday. Bartomeu was jeered by part of the crowd at the Camp Nou. Fans, who also called for his resignation, have not been happy with his administration amid one of the club's worst institutional crises, which includes a controversial coaching change and public conflicts between players and club directors. Messi has been one of those critical of the club officials, but on Saturday he was his old self as he poured four goals past Eibar in a 5-0 rout. Combined with Real Madrid losing to Lev...

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Warriors’ Steph Curry returns to full-contact practice

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:25
Golden State star Stephen Curry took part in his first full-contact practice since breaking his left hand in October on Saturday and is targeting a March 1 NBA return. "He got an ovation today when I told the group he was going to scrimmage with us," Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "Everyone was excited. It'll be good for our young guys to feel what it's like to play with him, and vice-versa." Curry, 31, required surgery after breaking a bone in his left hand on October 30 in a game against the Phoenix Suns. Although his return date is not certain, he has indicated he's aiming for the Warriors' March 1 game against the Washington Wizards. Curry said Saturday he ...

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Philippine banks urged to end funding for coal-fired plants

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:20
SAN CARLOS CITY -- Church leaders and civil society organizations on Friday urged Philippine banks to stop funding the coal industry because of coal power's detrimental impact to the people and the environment. They made the call during the launch of the Church-CSO Empowerment for Environmental Sustainability (ECO-CONVERGENCE), a gathering of faith-based organizations and environmental advocates from all over the Visayas island group and from national organizations. "Today, the Church, civil society organizations, and advocates of clean energy gather to uphold the care of our people and our common home by urging Philippine banks still funding coal to cut off the funds which emp...

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Kings beat Clippers at Staples again

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 09:18
LOS ANGELES --- The Sacramento Kings realize they might have started playing their best basketball of the season too late to contend for a playoff spot. Beating the powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers on the road twice in less than a month still feels awfully good, even if the Clips are far from the best version of themselves these days. Kent Bazemore scored a season-high 23 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 and the Kings made a decisive fourth-quarter surge to beat the Clippers 112-103 on Saturday. De'Aaron Fox had 20 points and eight assists for the surging Kings, who have won two straight out of the All-Star break and eight of 12 overall. Sacramento is still just 23-33, but ...

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