A New York federal appellate court has ruled that an anti-abortion Filipino-American nurse does not have the right to sue the hospital that allegedly forced her to participate in terminating the late-term pregnancy of an ailing mother.

The grandmother accused of throwing her granddaughter several stories from an elevated walkway outside a northern Virginia mall has a history of mental illness, an attorney said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK — It seems like 2010 zipped by in a flash and we are fast approaching the end of the year, and the endless round of festivities that make a Filipino Christmas special.


Edgar Concepcion (c.), 15, exits the courtroom in Charles City, Iowa. The Fil-Am was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.


CHARLES CITY, Iowa — An emotionless Edgar Concepcion Jr. was led from the Charles City courtroom last Monday afternoon after being sentenced to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 30 years in connection with the July 2009 death of his three-year-old cousin Krystel Banes, daughter of Rene and Edvilla Banes, also of Charles City.


Evelyn Juan of the Bronx, N.Y. peeks at the window of the now closed Jermac shipping business.

A New Jersey-based balikbayan box shipping business is in hot water amid angry complaints by numerous Filipinos in the New York tri-state area and Pennsylvania whose boxes have remained undelivered for many months now to waiting families and relatives in the Philippines.

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