RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in what prosecutors allege was “modern-day slavery” of two Vietnamese women forced to work for years in central Pennsylvania nail salons.
More than 100 dump trucks piled high with garbage line the narrow road leading to Zhanglidong, waiting to empty their loads in a landfill as big as 20 football fields.
TOKYO (AP) — Yohji Yamamoto Inc., a fashion house famous for its austere black designer clothes, filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 9, a victim of slumping sales as Japanese women turn to cheaper casual outfits during a prolonged economic downturn.
TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima and Nagasaki — sites of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days. On Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents said it was part of an increasing trend fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America.
On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville line is now called the Yellow Line.
In each of these circumstances, pivotal cases eventually changed the face of the legal system and helped to remedy injustice. This, however, was only the beginning of the fight against discrimination.
Even though two years have passed, I am still asked what it was like to run. I usually say, “It was a great experience. I may not have gotten the votes I needed, but I earned my Ph.D. trying!” A Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks, that is. Were it not for the lack of votes, I would have graduated magna cum laude.
Four candidates were debating simultaneously in Chinatown/International District on Oct 9.