Jon Ossoff has defeated Republican incumbent David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff. Fellow Democrat Raphael Warnock also won the Senate special election, flipping the U.S. Senate blue.
ATLANTA — U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak has announced his resignation effective Jan. 4. Pak is departing the office after serving for more than three years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Northern District of Georgia, which consists of 46 counties in Northwestern Georgia. “It has been the greatest honor of […]
Nielsen and KTSF, an independent Asian television station licensed in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced on Jan. 4 an agreement under which Nielsen will provide a comprehensive suite of measurement services. As the only station in the United States that broadcasts live nightly news in Cantonese and Mandarin, KTSF cited the value of using […]
Nearly 25 years ago, with the stroke of a pen, the United States broke its commitment to provide medical care for Marshall Islands residents living in the United States. Last month, congressional negotiators agreed to reinstate that promise, delivering Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage to tens of thousands of Marshallese and residents of […]
By Joe McDonald The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both […]
Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected.
By Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Jan. 4. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Jan. 4, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington, Oregon, more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the Northwest are suing the federal government to stop the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle, a plan that would force the relocation of millions of invaluable historical records […]
Zhong Shanshan rose to become Asia’s richest man with a worth of nearly $77.8 billion on Dec. 31. According to Bloomberg, Zhong, 66, a bottled water and vaccine tycoon, is the 11th richest person on the planet. “It’s one of the fastest accumulations of wealth in history,” said the report as Zhong’s businesses surged from […]
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — The New York Stock Exchange has withdrawn plans to delist shares of three Chinese state-owned phone carriers. The shares were to be removed under an order from President Donald Trump, a move Beijing had warned might lead to retaliation. The exchange cited “further consultation’’ with regulators […]