BANGKOK (AP) — A French tourist who tried to have her picture taken with a crocodile in Thailand was injured when the reptile snapped at her when she got too close. The woman, who is in her 40s, suffered a severe bite wound to her leg at the Khao Yai National Park, said Thanya […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Impeached President Park Geun-hye’s surname is “Park,’’ right? Nope. In Korean it’s closer to “Bahk.’’ Park’s allegedly corrupt confidante, Choi Soon-sil, pronounces her name more like “Chwey’’ than the way it’s rendered in English. And Samsung’s ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee? That English […]
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government closed its website that drew fury for showing the number of women in childbearing age by each city district and region. The Ministry of the Interior’s website featuring the pink birth map remained closed on Dec. 30, a day after its […]
BEIJING (AP) — China reiterated its opposition to any contacts between U.S. officials and Taiwan’s government following a meeting between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott and the self-governing island’s president, Tsai Ing-wen. Cruz and Abbot met with Tsai on Jan. 8 while she was passing through Houston on her way to visit […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Bankrupt shipper Hanjin is selling its Port of Seattle terminal operations to one of the world’s largest cargo firms. The Seattle Times reports Hanjin Shipping Co. will sell its majority stake in the terminal operating companies at the Seattle and Long Beach ports for $78 million. Hanjin, of South Korea, owns 54 […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are no longer be allowed to release sky lanterns into the air under a new law. KGW-TV reported that as of Jan. 1, people caught releasing the lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns, will face fines of up to $2,000. A sky lantern is a paper sack suspended over […]
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District is looking to implement a Mandarin Chinese language immersion program in the next school year. The Register-Guard reports that the program would first be offered to students in kindergarten and first grade at Crest Elementary School. District officials say the program would expand to the next highest […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a brand new year and in this column, we take a look at two golfers.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) released the stamp on Jan. 5 in a ceremony open to the public at the Wing Luke Museum.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue developer suspected of bilking more than 250 Chinese investors out of millions of dollars on two real estate projects has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Lobsang Dargey entered the pleas to two fraud-related counts in U.S. District Court on Jan. 4, one day after being charged. The 43-year-old exploited a […]