He is being called “the comeback kid.”
Two weeks ago, on election night, San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner Robert Bernardo believed that his bid for reelection had come up just a bit short.More >
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter demanded on Wednesday a halt in China's island building binge in the disputed Spratlys and vowed that the United States will remain Asia’s leading power "for decades to come."
In the strongest U.S. warning yet directed to China's increasingly aggressive posture in the South China Sea, Carter served notice that the "United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows," in a clear rebuff on Beijing's demands for the U.S. stay away from a string of islands it is building in reefs also claimed by smaller Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines and Vietnam.
Carter also assured his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" under a long-standing mutual defense treaty.
By JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE
MANILA -- A U.S.-bound Filipino American accused of trying to take a live grenade and knife through airport security in the Philippines has been arrested, an airport official said.