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  • US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow
    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …

  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial
    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • Storms developing from Texas through central Nebraska

    HOUSTON (AP) — Storms featuring high winds, hail and at least one report of a tornado swept through an area stretching from southern Texas to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and central Nebraska on Saturday, and more were forecast later in the evening. …

  • Big turnout on Record Store Day shows rebirth of vinyl
    Big turnout on Record Store Day shows rebirth of vinyl

    Music lovers lined up for blocks and sellers reported bumper trade on Record Store Day, a sign of the rebirth of vinyl in one bright point for the long-troubled recording industry. Some 3,000 independent stores Saturday in nearly two dozen countries put out new and reissued records specially for the day, which was conceived in 2007 to support businesses facing a twin onslaught from instant digital music and corporate chains. To mark the occasion, rock giants the Foo Fighters -- accustomed to …

  • Some victims of California explosion released from hospital
    Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital. …

  • Tulsa reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys have released some of the training records for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma. …

  • Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The last two "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" have presented their Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a museum in southwest Ohio. …

  • Browne, Langer match record 64s in Greater Gwinnett

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Olin Browne shot a tournament-record 8-under 64 to take the Greater Gwinnett Championship lead and still couldn't relax. …

  • Mathews wins interim WBA lightweight title

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Hometown fighter Derry Mathews won the interim WBA lightweight title after beating Tony Luis of Canada by unanimous decision at Echo Arena on Saturday. …