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  • 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. …

  • Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem
    Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China's reclamation. Recent satellite images show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia. IHS Jane's Defence Weekly said March 23 …

  • Clarification: Philippines-Pacquiao Film story
    Clarification: Philippines-Pacquiao Film story

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a story April 15, The Associated Press reported that a film on the childhood of boxer Manny Pacquiao was produced by independent filmmaker Ten17P. It was co-produced by Ten17P and Star Cinema. …

  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
    Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. …

  • 1st German goalie to start NHL playoff game helps Capitals
    1st German goalie to start NHL playoff game helps Capitals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Philipp Grubauer became the first German-born goalie to start an NHL playoff game, filling in for an ill Braden Holtby and helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night. …

  • Sei Young Kim takes third-round lead in Hawaii
    Sei Young Kim takes third-round lead in Hawaii

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim has another chance to show she can protect a final-round lead. …

  • Shooting that wounded baby no longer considered road rage

    SEATTLE (AP) — A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle. …

  • Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan
    Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan

    Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are presented as Docomo Galaxy and au Galaxy, carrying the names of its associated Japanese telecom service providers. Samsung provided no reason why it kept the logo off in Japan. …

  • US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
    US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world economy. …

  • Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day
    Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

    Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption drive. Rato is already being investigated for alleged fraud during his time as chief executive at Bankia, a Spanish bank which needed to be bailed out by the government. The 66-year-old told El Pais newspaper that he was "actively cooperating with …