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Palace on Sereno impeachment: ‘Let it be’

The impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should proceed its course despite calls for her resignation, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday. “We let it be from now on,” Roque said in a press briefing. “The suggestion was made to resign so that the constitutional process will continue,” he added. Roque said …

Florida candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship at age 7

MIAMI— A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn’t detract from what she’s done here on Earth since then. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has claimed in past Spanish TV network appearances, most recently in 2011, that she …

California schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a non-profit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen. A state and federal investigation was under way into whether youngsters at schools around Southern California may have received tainted flutes. The Los Angeles Unified …

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes …

Slender Man case on trial; girl’s mental state at issue

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in order to please a fictional horror character known as Slender Man goes on trial Tuesday, with a jury to decide whether she was mentally competent at the time. Anissa Weier and a co-defendant, Morgan Geyser, were just 12 at the time of the …

First span of NY bridge built to carry millions opening

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature public works project, a $4 billion bridge to be named after his father, is about to begin carrying commuters across the Hudson River in the New York City suburbs. One span of the future Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open to westbound traffic Friday, signalling …

Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

CHICAGO — The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men. An Illinois …

Trump ‘evolving’ on climate action, pressured by Europeans

TAORMINA, Italy — Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump “more knowledgeable” and with “evolving” views about the global climate accord he’s threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts. …

Duterte blasts Pangilinan’s juvenile law

During his speech for the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in Malacañang yesterday, President Duterte criticized Sen. Francis Pangilinan’s Juvenile Law saying that the law produced “people with criminal minds.” This was in reference to Republic Act No. 9344 of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act which Pangilinan authored. The law prescribes the age of …

Duterte: Natural family planning doesn’t work

In response to the issues of reproductive health and population, President Duterte said that natural family planning methods will not work as the urge to have sex cannot be stopped. During the anniversary of the ruling PDP-Laban party on Sunday, Duterte said that natural birth control methods go against the “grain of biology” and that …

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