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May 26, 2017 3:09 PM The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics

THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs asked him about 5

May 26, 2017 11:21 AM More details emerge on how Duterte made martial law decision

MANILA, Philippines — More details emerged on Friday about how President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at his decision to place Mindanao under army rule. Citing a source in the presidential entourage in Moscow where the president was on an official visit and made the decision, The STAR reported that the president summoned Eduardo Año, the military chief, for an update 3

May 26, 2017 9:48 AM PDEA nabs 5 drug suspects in buy-bust

300 grams of illegal drugs with estimated market value of P840,000 were seized by PDEA 7 agents during a buy-bust in Barangay Mambaling on Friday morning. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO) Five drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Alaska Mambaling Proper, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City early morning on Friday. Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement 3

May 25, 2017 11:16 PM "If you don't ... I'll go extinct"

Dressing up like a dinosaur is sooo extra for a promposal. "My boyfriend brought my bestie to school today to make my promposal extra-special," this student wrote. Matthew Bento got a Brookfield Connecticut police officer to stage a traffic stop and an almost-arrest to prompose to his girlfriend in a unique way. The story went viral. "I've been telling 4

May 25, 2017 9:23 PM Latest: Bomb disposal team deployed to terraced house in Wigan

Latest: A bomb disposal team was deployed to a property being searched in Wigan following an arrest linked to the Manchester attack. Update 10.40pm: A bomb disposal team was deployed to a property being searched in Wigan following an arrest linked to the Manchester attack. Police are continuing to guard the terraced house in Springfield Street, which 10

May 25, 2017 5:20 PM No basis for Philippines-wide martial law – senators

MANILA, Philippines - Several senators do not see any basis for President Duterte to impose martial law in the whole country as various personalities and groups have warned against possible repercussions of such a scenario. Under the Constitution, the President may only declare martial law in case of invasion or rebellion when public safety requires 8

May 25, 2017 7:15 AM Nothing to fear about martial law, PNP assures

Law-abiding citizens have no reason to fear martial law, the Philippine National Police (PNP) assured after President Rodrigo Duterte placed the whole of Mindanao under military rule while one of its cities are being attacked by the Maute group. “There is nothing to fear. Primarily, the objective and goal is for the benefit of people in Mindanao, particularly 5

May 24, 2017 8:15 PM Manchester Bombing Investigation Focuses on ‘Network’

■ The American pop singer Ariana Grande is suspending her tour until at least June 5. It was after her concert in Manchester that the terrorist attack occurred. View more photographs from the investigation and aftermath of the attack here. A powerful Islamist militia in Tripoli said on Wednesday that it had arrested Mr. Abedi’s 20-year-old brother, Hashem 5

May 24, 2017 2:07 PM Martial law in Mindanao ‘justified and needed’ — retired SC justice

Police officers check evacuees from Marawi aboard a van at a checkpoint by the entrance of Iligan City in of Mindanao on May 24, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte warned that martial law would be “harsh” and like a dictatorship, after imposing military rule in the south to combat Islamist militants. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP) President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4

May 24, 2017 1:17 PM Drawing parallels with Marcos, Duterte says Martial Law period 'good'

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte, who has openly expressed his admiration for former President Ferdinand Marcos, said on Wednesday that the late dictator’s martial law declaration was “good,” ignoring widespread human rights abuses during what many Filipinos consider a dark chapter in Philippine history. Speaking before reporters and government 5