WHY WE CHOSE IT – I couldn’t stomach another predictable Summer schlockbuster Marvel superhero fantasy, so I took a shot at an unknown new film that almost 90% of critics praised. Very, very bored critics driven crazy by the promise of two months of mindless eye candy on steroids.
WASHINGTON -- A Texas court ruling could stall President Barack Obama's immigration overhaul that would shield some five million people from deportation, including thousands of Filipinos living in California.
In a decision Monday, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of the Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas, ruled in favor of Texas and 25 other states that challenged Obama's landmark immigration overhaul initiative.
In issuing a preliminary injunction, the judge said in a 123-page decision that the immigration actions announced by the President last November would impose major burdens on states and that the Obama administration failed to follow required procedures for changing federal rules.
An undocumented Filipino who shot and killed three men at a Fremont, Ohio bar last year received a life sentence for his crimes Tuesday in an emotional court hearing before Sandusky Country Judge Barbara Ansted.
Igmidio Mista, 34, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a last minute deal before the case went to trial.
In exchange, the prosecutor's office agreed to dismiss one count of felonious assault and one count of possessing a firearm in a bar.
By DANIEL LLANTO
MANILA – Rejection by Congress of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or even passage of a significantly watered-down version will signal the collapse of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and is expected to provoke a renewed outbreak of widespread violence in Mindanao.