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  • Man convicted of deadly stabbing after SpongeBob dispute

    June 23, 2017 12:48 AM 4

    LEWISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man accused of stabbing someone after a confrontation a witness said was sparked by a comparison to SpongeBob SquarePants has been convicted of murder. Prosecutors said 39-year-old Robert S. Lee stabbed Jamal Britton last July at a Lewisburg apartment complex. PennLive.com reports witness Qaisha Jacobs told the jury Britton

  • Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

    June 23, 2017 12:17 AM 4

    DETROIT — Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard. The recall affects B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35 seats made from Nov. 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017. Britax said in government documents that parts were found in the mouths of three children but no choking

  • Explosive device thrown at Manila police station —report

    June 22, 2017 11:40 PM 5

    An explosion rocked a police community precinct at the Manila Police District before dawn Friday. A report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM said the incident happened at 3:17 in the morning when a motorcycle riding individual threw a still unidentified type of explosive at the police station in Arellano Street, San Andres, Bukid. No one was hurt but the SUV of Chief

  • Hit five times, Manila village chief survives ambush

    June 22, 2017 7:32 PM 4

    A barangay chair in Manila was wounded in an ambush staged by four motorcycle-riding gunmen on Wednesday night. Kristo Hispano, the 37-year-old chair of Barangay 549, Zone 68 in the Port Area, was driving a Toyota Fortuner on Roxas Boulevard when attacked near Quirino Avenue around 9:45 p.m. He was alone and had just left Manila Hotel where he attended

  • Filipino fighter Yabo looks for redemption in ONE Championship

    June 22, 2017 6:19 PM 4

    Jimmy Yabo has had a disastrous stretch under the ONE Championship promotion, losing four of his last five matches. That record, however, hasn’t detered Yabo from making 2017 his personal redemption year as he takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist Bruno Pucci (4-2 MMA, 2-2 ONE) in the undercard of ONE: Light of a Nation in Myanmar on June 30. Yabo remains

  • ‘No Miss Universe this year’ in PH – DOT chief

    June 22, 2017 4:45 PM 4

    The Philippines will not host a second consecutive Miss Universe pageant this year, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said on Thursday. “No Miss Universe this year. Maybe next year,” she told reporters in Balesin island, Aurora, where she hosted visiting UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General Taleb Rifai and tourism ministers, who are in the country

  • PH, 2 neighbors close ranks vs terrorists

    June 22, 2017 4:28 PM 7

    The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremists propaganda across their borders as they expressed alarm over recent attacks in their region. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and his Indonesian and Malaysian counterparts held talks in Manila on Thursday with top security

  • IBP to Lower House: Respect separation of powers

    June 22, 2017 4:10 PM 3

    The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said yesterday the Court of Appeals (CA) did not encroach on the power of Congress when it ordered the release, on a writ of habeas corpus, of six Ilocos Norte employees who have been detained since May 29 on a contempt citation by the House of Representatives. Through its Ilocos Norte chapter, the IBP also asked

  • Sayyaf leader, 10 others surrender in Basilan

    June 22, 2017 4:00 PM 4

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf and 10 other bandits surrendered in Basilan on Wednesday. Ibrahim Malat Sulayman, a resident of Barangay Macalang, Albarka, and his men also turned over their firearms to the 68th and 74th Infantry Battalions, said Col. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan commander. Salimbawa Ahlil Tanjal

  • Brian Wilson to put out new anthology of previously unreleased tracks

    June 22, 2017 2:57 PM 5

    The former Beach Boy is due to release a new “best-of” compilation featuring previously unreleased songs, including a new track “Run James Run”, reports Pitchfork.com. The music news site announced that the upcoming anthology will be called “Playback”, and will feature 18 tracks from the artist’s solo albums. The compilation will span 30 years of Brian