Mavs’ end Heat 12-game streak, beat Miami 98-96

MIAMI (AP) – The streak-busters of the NBA hail from Dallas. And for whatever reason, unless there’s a championship at stake, the Miami Heat simply cannot beat the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Jason Terry had all of his 19 in the final 11 minutes, and...

Favre knocked out, Bears beat Vikes to win North

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bundled up on the sideline in a heavy, gray coat, Brett Favre could only watch as Devin Hester and the Chicago Bears sped through the snow to the NFC North title. Favre’s surprise start ended with a concussion, perhaps putting him out for good, and...

Marlou Colina answers your beauty questions!

Yes…yes…yes. Thank you for all of the great questions, Facebookers. I’ve got answers for you. The one question that seems to have everyone baffled is “Should I bump up my look for the holidays or does it even matter?” Ladies, when it comes to the...

Dolphy forced to delete scenes amid Catholic protest

MANILA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – Angry Catholics forced the Philippines’ “King of Comedy” to delete scenes of his latest film deemed deeply offensive to the country’s dominant religion, the veteran actor said in a television interview. Dolphy said...

Philippine leader decrees fewer holidays next year

MANILA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday cut the number of paid holidays next year amid complaints from foreign business groups unhappy over mounting overtime pay. “The point, number one, is to pay the proper respects, and...

Philippines detains Islamist militant blamed for kidnaps

ZAMBOANGA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine security forces said Tuesday they had detained a suspected Islamist militant accused of taking part in kidnappings in the country’s troubled south. Abu Isaac, an alleged member of the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group,...

Philippines says it will meet tourist target for the year, despite bus hijack

MANILA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines said Tuesday it was optimistic of achieving its target of 3.3 million tourist arrivals this year, even after a deadly bus hijacking and terrorism warnings by key Western nations. January-October arrivals rose 15.85 percent...

Philippines aviation safety chief quits after argument with President Aquino

MANILA, December 21, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines’ chief aviation regulator has abruptly quit, the government said Tuesday, after he blamed President Benigno Aquino for keeping the country on an international flight safety blacklist. Civil Aviation Authority of the...

What Goes Into Determining Risk?

(NewsUSA) – Most of the time, we don’t notice the engineered systems that affect our daily lives. That’s because they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing. If you flick a light switch and the light turns on, you don’t give it a second...