Speaker Boehner to sue Obama for ‘abuse of power’

Speaker Boehner to sue Obama for ‘abuse of power’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republican House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that his chamber planned to “file suit in the coming weeks” against President Barack Obama for abuse of executive power. Obama’s Republican foes have long accused him of exceeding the regulatory boundaries laid out under the US Constitution, following a series of executive actions taken […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Jackson fans from around world recall icon, 5 years on

Jackson fans from around world recall icon, 5 years on

(GLENDALE, United States-AFP) – Michael Jackson fans from around the world laid flowers Wednesday at the mausoleum where the pop icon is interred, grieving but also celebrating on the fifth anniversary of his shock death. Around 100 fans, some dressed as the self-proclaimed King of Pop, gathered at the Forest Lawn cemetery outside Los Angeles, […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
CBS announces its 2014-2015 primetime schedule

CBS announces its 2014-2015 primetime schedule

(Relaxnews) – CBS has unveiled its 2014-2015 primetime schedule, with slight shake-ups because of the football broadcast it just bought the rights to show. New series “Madam Secretary” makes its debuts on CBS. The political drama, created by Morgan Freeman and Barbara Hall and starring Téa Leoni, will be broadcast starting Sunday, September 21 at […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

World Cup fan of the day: Say cheese!

(Relaxnews) – One of Switzerland’s iconic gastronomic products, cheese, had been fashioned into hats that are cheerfully worn by these Swiss fans. They came to support their team’s Group E match against Honduras, which took place Wednesday at the Manaus Arena da Amazônia. mp/ss

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung and LG on Thursday launched rival smartwatches powered by Google’s new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s next growth booster. Samsung’s “Gear Live” and LG’s “G Watch” — both powered by Android Wear — are the first devices […]

26.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The best tall buildings in the world for 2014 unveiled

The best tall buildings in the world for 2014 unveiled

(Relaxnews) – Four stunning skyscrapers have been named the best tall buildings in the world for 2014 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The winning buildings are from the USA, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, and one of the four will be named overall winner for the “Best […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Aquino: Japanese car companies eye manufacturing plants in PHL

Aquino: Japanese car companies eye manufacturing plants in PHL

MANILA, June 25 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino had good news upon his return from a working visit to Japan. Among them interest from Japanese car companies to put up manufacturing plants in the Philippines. The President says Japan will also conduct a feasibility study on a possible subway system in Metro Manila “Sa patuloy nga […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asian Pacific community fund to strengthen the API nonprofit sector with over $160,000 in grant awards

Asian Pacific community fund to strengthen the API nonprofit sector with over $160,000 in grant awards

LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) will hold its 8th Annual Giving for All Seasons Fundraising Gala. The gala will be held at Fifth Floor, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 North Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The event will begin at 6:00pm with a hors d’oeuvres […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Star Wars’ rumor recap: Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, villain contenders

‘Star Wars’ rumor recap: Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, villain contenders

(Relaxnews) – In a film galaxy far, far away, not a day goes by without new rumors coming out about one of the most anticipated upcoming films. Harrison Ford may be out of filming for 8 weeks after injury A production meeting has taken place to discuss the absence of the Han Solo actor. A […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Brad Pitt steers ‘Fury’ tank crew

Trailer: Brad Pitt steers ‘Fury’ tank crew

(Relaxnews) – Logan Lerman (“Percy Jackson”) is the rookie tank driver sent deep behind enemy lines with Brad Pitt’s tank crew on one final mission in order to finish the fight. David Ayer of “End of Watch” and “Sabotage” directs, with the rest of the tank’s veteran crew rounded out by Michael Peña, Shia LaBeouf […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
McLaren launches special ‘bespoke’ edition of its 650S coupé and Spider

McLaren launches special ‘bespoke’ edition of its 650S coupé and Spider

(Relaxnews) – If you like the look of the standard McLaren 650S but feel that it’s not quite distinctive or exclusive enough, then there’s good news. Thanks to the overwhelming response it received when it showed off a Special Operations concept version of the supercar in China, McLaren is putting it into very limited production. […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Christian Lacroix releases first line of smartphone accessories

Christian Lacroix releases first line of smartphone accessories

(Relaxnews) – French brand Christian Lacroix has introduced its first line of smartphone and tablet cases, which will be available in the fall, starting from €24.90 ($33.85). The line consists notably of a series of Butterfly Parade cases whose design conjures up Sevilian women walking through the Alcazar Gardens surrounded by colorful butterflies. It also […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Online dating site Match.com partners with ‘Love Boat’ for singles

Online dating site Match.com partners with ‘Love Boat’ for singles

(Relaxnews) – It’s perhaps the best way to cruise for a date — literally and figuratively. Online dating site Match.com has teamed up with a leading US singles cruise company to launch a pair of vacation packages for singletons who aren’t afraid of taking their search for a soul mate to the high seas. Not […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online ·
This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

This is the tourist destination with the highest approval rating: US publication

(Relaxnews) – Consumers and travelers polled by a digital news magazine in the US have voted Paris the world’s top place to visit for 2014 and 2015. It may be the second year in a row that the City of Light topped US News & World Report’s annual World’s Best Places to Visit ranking, but the French […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

Team USA World Cup match scores with American viewers

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Sunday’s dramatic World Cup match between the United States and Portugal may have ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw for Team USA, but it was a ratings winner on US television. Cable sports network ESPN said Monday the late-afternoon game scored a 9.1 in preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings — meaning about one in […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Katy Perry releases her documentary on VOD via Facebook

Katy Perry releases her documentary on VOD via Facebook

(Relaxnews) – The documentary “Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D” is available to US fans via the social network for about $4. Paramount Pictures is trying out a new experiment in broadcasting the documentary via Facebook. The film is available to download on Facebook as well as on VOD websites for about $4 — a […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Spotify’s summer feel-good playlist

Spotify’s summer feel-good playlist

(Relaxnews) – Spotify has unveiled its Top 10 songs that will make you happy or help you feel good this summer. Pharrell Williams is of course on top of this list, with “Happy.” Spotify’s happiest songs: 1 “Happy” – Pharrell Williams 2 “Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors 3 “The Walker” – Fitz […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
What’s next for Maja Salvador

What’s next for Maja Salvador

After her “stressful” role as the mistress in the recently concluded “The Legal Wife,” Maja Salvador is set to star in a new series − but first, the young actress is hard at work on her upcoming concert in July. Dubbed “MAJ: The Legal Performer,” Salvador’s one-night show will be held at the Music Museum […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

Jinggoy files motion for bail, says evidence against him weak

MANILA June 23 (Mabuhay) -− Hours after a warrant of arrest was issued against him by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday filed a motion for bail with the anti-graft court. Estrada is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam where he supposedly pocketed P183.7 million […]

24.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
For Iran’s women, makeup speaks volumes

For Iran’s women, makeup speaks volumes

(TEHRAN-AFP) – Under the compulsory veil and despite hard times, Iranian women are unrestrained in showing off one feature on which they feel a need to spend money. Their faces. Everyday wearing of makeup is probably more common in Iran, an Islamic republic, than in some liberal western countries. It is a rare opportunity to […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·