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Mayweather set to fight Pacquiao…in court

LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2011 (AFP) – Unbeaten U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight Filipino star Manny Pacquiao after all, although it will be a legal dispute after a federal judge denied a motion to dismiss the case on Monday. […]

HepB-Free now in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – With all the cost-cutting and spend-trimming in healthcare agencies affecting federal, state, and local levels, some cities are blessed with private individuals and community organizations taking grassroots initiative to assist the government in disseminating...

Health Care Reform’s first anniversary

LAS VEGAS – Today, Wednesday, March 23, marks the first anniversary of Health Care Reform – the much debated, most controversial, and most contentious law ever passed by any administration in recent memory. With the state of Nevada leading the […]

Google accuses China of blocking Gmail

BEIJING, March 21, 2011 (AFP) – Google accused the Chinese government on Monday of interfering with its Gmail service, after weeks of online disruptions that have coincided with calls for protests emulating those in the Middle East. “There is no […]

‘Worst song ever’ tops 30 million YouTube views

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 (AFP) – A song by a California teenager that has been mercilessly panned by music critics has topped 30 million views on YouTube and rocketed up Apple’s iTunes charts. “Friday,” sung by 13-year-old Rebecca Black, was […]

Jury set for long-awaited Barry Bonds trial

By Stephanie Rice SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 (AFP) – Finding San Francisco area residents who lack strong opinions of their World Series champions and their former star player proved no easy task Monday in jury selection for the Barry […]

Sleep deprivation spurs hunger

Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling drowsy and slow-witted, but that’s not all: New research suggests it may also rev up your appetite. After sleeping for only four hours, people tend to eat more calories on the following day than […]

3 times the fun: Lakers outlast Suns in triple OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) – By the third overtime, everybody on the court appeared drained from their heads to their sneakers. The Suns’ fast breaks slowed to a trickle, and the Lakers’ shots fell short from wobbly legs. Basketball games aren’t […]

Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79

(CNN) – Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79. Taylor died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los […]

Naturalization effort kicks off APALC three-pronged civic engagement program

By David Casuco Balita Media News Service The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) has kicked off a three-pronged state-wide civic engagement program aimed at encouraging Asian American communities in California to gain “full civic and political participation.”...