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In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside […]

12/24/2013

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Stars donate songs for Philippines relief album

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of top stars have donated songs to an album aimed at raising funds for disaster relief in the Philippines. Songs by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, U2 and Bruno Mars […]

11/25/2013

Philippine Navy Seabees clean the typhoon-damaged Tacloban Astrodome Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 to pave the way for Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's fight against Brandon Rios of the United States in Macau on Nov. 24, at Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

TV set up in typhoon city to beam Pacquiao fight

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, cable operators on Saturday set up TV screens inside a sports stadium, near a church and in […]

11/23/2013

US Ospreys show worth in Philippines aid effort

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, […]

11/21/2013

The chapel inside the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban, Philippines is now being used to care for infants after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the original facility of the hospital.  Saturday, November 16, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Newborn babies fight for life in chapel-hospital

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Althea Mustacisa was born three days ago in the aftermath of the killer typhoon that razed the eastern Philippines. And for every one of those three days, she has struggled to […]

11/16/2013

A young girl walks her brother to the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift shelters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. For the thousands of people jamming the Tacloban City Astrodome, the great halls with a solid roof was a heaven-sent refuge when Typhoon Haiyan rammed eastern Philippines on Friday. Evacuated from their homes along the coast in time, they had a place to hide from the furious winds and gigantic water surge. But along with shelter, their constant companion now is misery and hunger. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Domed refuge now cauldron of misery for survivors

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncing and the children’s cheers echoing under the cavernous […]

11/14/2013

A woman angrily confronts the guards as she tries to queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines.  Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

AT&T, Verizon waive fees to contact Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Verizon are offering free calls and texts to the Philippines for customers trying to contact friends and family there in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. AT&T wireless customers will […]

11/12/2013

First graders in Kathleen Thames' class rush to get under their tables on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, as St. James Elementary School students and staff join millions in the world's largest earthquake drill called The Great Shakeout. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon Morgan)

Californians ‘drop, cover, hold’ in quake drill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Californians dove under desks and tables at midmorning Thursday in a major drill of the “drop, cover and hold on” earthquake survival skill. Organizers said 9.5 million Californians signed up […]

10/17/2013

A building at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla, shows damage from collapsing into a sinkhole early Monday Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Alma Rodriquez)

10 Things to Know for Today

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MOVE TO DISPERSE MORSI CAMPS POSTPONED Egyptian authorities have postponed an advance against two sit-ins […]

08/12/2013

A cat (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cat survives trip from Philippines without food or water

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – County officials are looking for a home today for a 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat that survived about three weeks without food or water inside a shipping container on a voyage from […]

07/30/2013

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FBI: Tip led to arrest of ex-professor in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former University of Southern California professor who’s accused of sex crimes involving two children has been deported to the United States after a Mexican citizen recognized his picture in the […]

06/19/2013

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Town honors dog that saved 2 girls in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Every dog has its day, but few canines get a motorcade on their return home. Kabang, who lost half her face jumping in front of a motorcycle to save two girls, […]

06/10/2013

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