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5,000 scheduled to become U.S. citizens at the L.A. Convention Center

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles and Southern California will welcome 5,026 newly naturalized citizens on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Hall “H-J”. The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for […]

Obama urges push for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 (AFP) – President Barack Obama held talks Tuesday with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others, on US immigration reform, and urged a fresh push for legislation. Obama made clear […]

U.S. at risk of creating uneducated ‘underclass’

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 (AFP) – The United States will create a new Hispanic underclass unless it improves immigrant children’s access to education, a report released Wednesday warned. The Future of Children report, a collaborative effort between Princeton...

Asian American groups applaud ruling on Arizona anti-immigrant law

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice applaud today’s ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court decision blocking implementation of some of the most egregious provisions of Arizona’s […]

Southern storms: ‘I don’t know how anyone survived’

Storms, tornadoes ravage South; at least 213 dead Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CNN) – Daylight illuminated a scene of utter devastation across many areas of the South Thursday, following storms of near-epic proportions that killed as many as 231 people in six […]

Jackson likely to push ailing Kobe harder

Phil Jackson open to increasing Kobe Bryant’s playing time; Pau Gasol downplays illness My Mark Medina Even with the heroics and athleticism Lakers guard Kobe Bryant displayed in the 106-90 Game 5 victory over the New Orleans Hornets while nursing […]

Charice to sing anthem at Pacquiao-Mosley fight

MANILA, Apr 27 (Mabuhay) – International singing sensation Charice will sing the country’s national anthem at the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley showdown at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7. Like in his previous fights, it was Pacquiao […]

Trapping threatens near-extinct Philippine eagle

MANILA, April 28, 2011 (AFP) – Conservationists raised alarm Thursday over the future of the near-extinct Philippine eagle after several maimed or diseased birds were retrieved from captivity over recent months. The Philippine Eagle Foundation said that since last December...

President Aquino hopes Prince William and Kate survive media scrutiny

MANILA, April 28, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino hopes the press gives Britain’s Prince William and his future wife breathing room after the wedding so the union lasts, the Filipino leader’s spokesman said Thursday. “The president wishes...

Arroyo charged over ‘misuse’ of OWWA funds

Over P500-M was systematically ‘diverted’ MANILA, Apr 26 (Mabuhay) – Plunder and malversation complaints were filed Tuesday against former President and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and several allies for alleged misuse of Overseas...