Day: August 21, 2020

Trump struggles to use power of presidency to counter Biden

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Mariotti Building Products, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Old Forge, Pa. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump spent the week of the Democratic National Convention forsaking what has historically been an incumbent’s greatest advantage: He’s in the job his challenger wants. Traditionally, an incumbent […]

Travelers lost about $900K at airport checkpoints last year

  REUTERS/Axel Schmidt PITTSBURGH — Travelers left behind nearly a million dollars at U.S. airport security checkpoints last year, including about $19,000 in foreign currency, a newspaper reported Friday. A Transportation Security Administration report said travelers lost $926,000 at 75 airports in the year that ended in September, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Federal regulators say […]

Barr ‘vehemently opposed’ to pardoning Snowden

In this Oct. 11, 2013 file image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow. (AP Photo, File) WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said he would be “vehemently opposed” to any attempt to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, after the president […]

Quake-hit structures to be demolished

ABANDONED The public market at Cataingan town in Masbate province is heavily damaged by the 6.6-magnitude quake that hit the town on Tuesday. It is among the structures ordered abandoned by the municipal government. —PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS BICOL LEGAZPI CITY — The local government of Cataingan town has ordered […]

Destruction of PhilHealth evidence feared

Several senators expressed fear on Friday that the ceiling leaks in the regional office of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Pangasinan province may have been deliberately done to destroy evidence about the massive fraud that a government task force is now investigating. “There is enough reason to suspect that the destruction of documents and […]

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