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Former Israeli president convicted of rape

JERUSALEM – Former President Moshe Katsav was convicted Thursday of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister, the most serious criminal charges ever brought against a high-ranking official in Israel and a case that shocked the nation. Katsav, 65, faces from four to...

Virus-swapping in full swing as cold and flu season ramps up

Whether you’re at home or at work, suddenly it seems as if everyone around is sniffling, sneezing and coughing. You worry that you’re going to be next, but then wonder whether you’re just being paranoid. Experts say you’re right to worry. The uptick in illness...

New way cops are tracking you

Imagine this: It’s a gorgeous spring day in Miami and you’re thoroughly tempted to lower the top of your rental car and push the power pedal a little too hard in a bid to break free from the traffic crush on the Palmetto. But, though there may not seem to be a heavy...

Will jobs come back in 2011?

The last few months have seen a flurry of economic stimulus measures: The Federal Reserve has begun its purchase of $600 billion in bonds, and Congress has passed – and President Barack Obama has signed – a broad extension of tax cuts, including a surprise decision to...

Five most underreported tech stories of 2010

This was another crazy year for technology, full of cool new products, scandals, clashes and upsets. It was a big year for Facebook, WikiLeaks, the iPad and Google’s Android system. But not all the significant stories made headlines in 2010. Here are five tech stories that...

2011 is bringing a death to the ‘Fantastic Four’ family

(CNN) – In November 1961, few would have realized just how groundbreaking the first issue of “Fantastic Four” would become. The series – about a group of space explorers given various superpowers after being hit by cosmic rays – began a new era for...
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Ai Ai, Dolphy sweep major MMFFP awards

MANILA, Dec 27 – It was the year for comedy royalty after Star Cinema’s “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ‘To)” won 8 major awards including Best Actress for comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas at the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival. Comedy King Dolphy also won 2...

Kris defends Ai Ai over best actress win

MANILA, Dec 28 – Queen of All Media Kris Aquino defended her show business friend Ai Ai delas Alas after the latter won the Metro Manila Film Festival’s Best Actress trophy for her film “Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ‘To.” During the event, several...

Buko Fruit Salad for a prosperous new year

New Year’s Eve noche buena must have a fruit salad on the dinner table. The most popular fruit salad is the Buko salad. The popularity of fruits during New Year’s Eve celebration is part of the tradition to bring in good luck, fortune and prosperity. Today, I will hie...

Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom get their own show

Keeping up with Khloe Kardashian will soon be easier: A source says the star, 26, and her bubby, L.A. Laker Lamar Odom, 31, are set to start work on their long-rumored “Newlyweds”-type reality show. “It shoots in the spring,” says an insider. Another...