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  • Pacmania sweeps Philippines ahead of Mayweather clash
    Pacmania sweeps Philippines ahead of Mayweather clash

    Manny Pacquiao's face is on shirts, dolls and postage stamps, his life story is playing in movie houses and millions are getting ready to party as the Philippine boxing hero's "fight of the century" nears. Pacmania is sweeping the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people ahead of the May 2 Las Vegas bout against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather to decide who is the best boxer of their generation. Of course, it's the fight of the century," Manila film producer Lucky Blanco told AFP. …

  • Image of Asia: Training to storm a beach in the Philippines
    Image of Asia: Training to storm a beach in the Philippines

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault vehicle with Philippine and U.S. troops on board storms the beach during a joint exercise at the Naval Education and Training Command center in Zambales province, northwest of Manila. The Zambales shore faces the disputed Scarborough Shoal, where Chinese vessels were reported to have driven away Filipino fishermen with a water cannon and seized some of their catch in early April. Philippine military officials say the maneuvers with …

  • Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media
    Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media

    The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington. The English-language editorial came a day after the Philippines launched giant 10-day war games with the US and Australia, partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing amid competing claims in the South China Sea, home to vital shipping routes. "Of all the countries …

  • STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Vatican-US Bishop
    STORY REMOVED: BC-US--Vatican-US Bishop

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Pope Francis accepting the resignation of a bishop who led the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph in Missouri for nearly 10 years. Bishop Robert Finn was convicted by a judge of failing to report suspected child abuse, but did not plead guilty as the story stated. A corrected version of the story will be sent. …

  • Phoenix father arrested after boy left in hot car, dies

    PHOENIX (AP) — A father was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and child abuse charges after police said he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking. …

  • US says ship's mission off Yemen is to protect navigation
    US says ship's mission off Yemen is to protect navigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday played down the role of the U.S. aircraft carrier that is steaming toward the waters off Yemen, saying the USS Theodore Roosevelt will primarily be there to protect freedom of navigation. …

  • UN report: ISIS group besieges 228,000 in Syrian city

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the Islamic State group has more than 225,000 Syrians under siege in a single city. …

  • Amgen tops estimates with 51 percent spike in 1Q profit
    Amgen tops estimates with 51 percent spike in 1Q profit

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amgen Inc. boosted its first-quarter profit by 51 percent, thanks to surging drug sales and ongoing cost cuts designed to free up cash for an unprecedented burst of new product launches. …

  • SC teen attracted to IS sentenced to prison on gun charge

    YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teenager who authorities say was attracted to the Islamic State group and who was plotting to kill U.S. troops in North Carolina has been sentenced to five years in juvenile prison on a gun charge. …

  • No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West
    No listing for Sierra sage grouse sends signal across West

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reversed the government's proposed federal protection for a type of sage grouse specific to California and Nevada on Tuesday, and said it shows it's still possible to head off a bigger, looming listing decision for the greater sage grouse across 11 western states. …