By RON DEVLIN The Reading Eagle DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Judy Reitz was making turkey suppers in the kitchen at St. Paul’s UCC in Amityville when she got a call on her cellphone a couple months ago. Not recognizing the number, she hesitated to answer. She’s not sure why, but something made her take the […]
By COLLIN BINKLEY BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge cleared Harvard University on Oct. 1 of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S. In a closely watched lawsuit that had raised fears about the future of […]
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two California women have been arrested on suspicion of participating in a gift card scam that netted about $900,000 in stolen merchandise. The San Bernardino Sun reported on Sept. 21 that 25-year-old Ailing Lu was arrested on suspicion of theft by false pretenses and conspiracy and 25-year-old Ji […]
By ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English. A show representative said on Sept. 16 that the language Shane Gillis used was “offensive, […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time on Sept. 20 to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California’s two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate Patrick J. Bumatay, […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for importing fentanyl from China. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported 28-year-old John William Schantz was sentenced on Sept. 18 in federal court in Portland. Schantz pleaded guilty to one count of importing a controlled substance. Authorities say the Portland […]
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai’s purchase of the Nets was […]
By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Opening arguments were scheduled on Sept. 23 in the trial of a Chinese real estate heiress charged with the 2016 murder of her children’s father. Prosecutors say Tiffany Li orchestrated the killing of Keith Green, 27, when she fell for another man and feared she […]
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list.
Authorities identified the four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah, and the tour group is dispatching employees from China to help those injured.