| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:35 PM
CEBU, Philippines — The death toll from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol reached 110 Wednesday, with only three people pulled alive from rubble.
The three were rescued in Cebu province, about 350...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:14 PM
MANILA — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in the central Philippines on Tuesday morning, killing at least four people and collapsing and damaging several buildings, radio reports and officials said.
[Updated at 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 14: Civil...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Q: I'm writing this with tears in my eyes.
My family and I came to Manila, in the Philippines, for a short vacation. Unfortunately, we got mugged in the park of the hotel where we stayed. All our cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen, but...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:56 PM
A record 76 movies will compete in the foreign-language film category at the 2014 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
Moldova and Saudi Arabia are among the first-time entrants, and Montenegro is submitting for the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties.
The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:22 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the news: —The 10 Freeway in Pomona was shut down in both directions Monday night after two accidents, including a fiery crash involving a big rig and several vehicles that left one person dead. The pileup was reported about...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:34 AM
CEBU, Philippines — Divers plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry Sunday and scrambled to plug an oil leak in the wreckage. The ferry's collision with a cargo ship near the central Philippine port of Cebu has left 34 dead and more...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Danville police are urging the community to ignore an email scam asking people to wire money to family members.
Emails obtained by Police Chief Tony Gray state that a family member has been attacked and had cash, credit cards and cellphones stolen...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Norwegian Cruise Line is the first major cruise operator to comply with an international "bill of rights" for maritime workers, according to the Miami-based company.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the first major cruise operator to comply with an...