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  • Limo fire: U.S., Philippine leaders offer condolences for victims

    Limo fire: U.S., Philippine leaders offer condolences for victims
    Government officials from the United States and the Philippines took to social media this week to express condolences to the families of a group of Filipina nurses who died in a Bay Area limousine fire over the weekend. “Condolences to the Fojas...
  • Limo fire: Victim planned Manila hilltop wedding, father says

    Limo fire: Victim planned Manila hilltop wedding, father says
    A woman killed over the weekend in a Bay Area limousine fire was going to have a wedding on a hilltop in the Philippines, her family said. Neriza Fojas, 31, had already had a civil wedding ceremony in Las Vegas with her husband, Carlo Moya, but was...
  • Trouble in party paradise: Boracay Island in Philippines

    Trouble in party paradise: Boracay Island in Philippines
    BORACAY, Philippines — Can a million and a half people be wrong? That's how many vacationers are expected to visit Boracay Island this year. Can Travel & Leisure be wrong? That's the magazine that crowned Boracay the best island in the world....
  • Limo that went up in flames carried too many passengers, CHP says

    Limo that went up in flames carried too many passengers, CHP says
    The limousine that became engulfed in flames on the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge was authorized to transport eight passengers but was carrying nine, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. The 1999 Lincoln Town Car is regulated by the state Public...
  • Limo fire: Grief at Oakland nursing home where victims worked

    Limo fire: Grief at Oakland nursing home where victims worked
    An Oakland nursing home was reeling Monday as staff and residents assessed the magnitude of their loss: Eight of the nurses involved in a deadly limousine fire had ties to the home. Four of them were killed. Officials at the Fruitvale Healthcare...
  • Limo fire: Driver describes last minutes on the bridge

    Limo fire: Driver describes last minutes on the bridge
    A limousine burst into flames when a rear door was opened in an attempt to save the passengers inside, the limo’s driver told CNN in an interview Monday afternoon. “Everything happened so fast,” LimoStop Inc. driver Orville Brown, 46,...
  • Your Scene: A vibrant Filipino visage

    Your Scene: A vibrant Filipino visage
    Roy DyBuncio traveled to the Philippines in February to see the impressive rice terraces of Banaue, carved into the mountains about 2,000 years ago. While there he saw a woman sitting on a bench. "I ... stopped and asked if I could take a photo of her,"...
  • Stanley Karnow dies at 87; author of epic Vietnam history

    Stanley Karnow dies at 87; author of epic Vietnam history
    Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
  • Another side of illegal immigration

    Another side of illegal immigration
    Denise Panaligan, a UCLA sophomore, didn't tell her mother where she was headed Wednesday morning. She knew that if she told the truth, her mother would worry.      Panaligan, in blue jeans and white T-shirt, boarded a bus and traveled to Pershing...
  • Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show

    Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show
    In 1993, Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote to the Vatican with an urgent problem. One of his priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had been accused of plying teenage boys with alcohol and molesting them, sometimes during prayer. In less than eight years,...
  • Philippines says China claims to South China Sea threaten neighbors

     
    Philippine leaders warned Monday that increasingly aggressive Chinese claims to the valuable South China Sea threaten its neighbors, calling on other countries to take a stand. The debate over how much of the disputed waters belong to China has fueled...