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  • 15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp
    15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp

    Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said on Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday -- an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said. "It seems the (first) explosion was set …

  • Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low
    Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low

    Philippine economic growth in the first quarter slowed to a three-year low of 5.2 percent, well below forecasts, due to lethargic government spending and weak exports, officials said Thursday. "While growth in the private sector remains robust, the slower than programmed pace of public spending, particularly the decline in public construction, has slowed down the overall growth of the economy," Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan told reporters. "Exports were the other source of the …

  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines
    US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been …

  • Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories
    Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories

    YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Before he was U.S. House speaker and second in line to the president, Dennis Hastert was known around Yorkville, Illinois, as Denny the coach, a beloved mentor to youths on the high school wrestling team and in local Scouting groups who organized trips to broaden the students' experiences. …

  • Brook retains IBF welterweight belt, Joshua wins again

    LONDON (AP) — Kell Brook won his second defense of the IBF welterweight belt to stay undefeated, while fellow British boxer Anthony Joshua enhanced his burgeoning reputation in the heavyweight division with a second-round stoppage of experienced American Kevin Johnson. …

  • Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92. …

  • Thousands of Venezuelans protest for dissidents' release
    Thousands of Venezuelans protest for dissidents' release

    Thousands of demonstrators took to Caracas' streets on Saturday to press for the release of imprisoned foes of President Nicolas Maduro's government. …

  • Messi gets 2 to lead Barcelona past Bilbao 3-1 in cup final

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a stunning opener before adding a second goal to lead Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, giving the Catalan club its second of three possible trophies before it turns to the Champions League final. …

  • Church spokesman: Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer at age 92

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church spokesman: Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer at age 92. …

  • Airport shuttle bus crashes on I-5 in Oregon, injuring 3

    WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police says a commercial bus has crashed on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn, injuring several passengers. …