MIAMI (AP) — A photo published on March 8 in the Miami Herald shows the founder and one-time owner of a spa implicated in a human-trafficking ring attended President Donald Trump’s Super Bowl watch party at his West Palm Beach country club in February. While the New England Patriots played the Los Angeles Rams In […]
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Senate voted on March 5 to increase access to democracy by requiring prepaid postage for ballot envelopes during all elections. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Nguyen, Senate Bill 5063 is the latest effort to eliminate barriers to participation in Washington elections. “This bill is a huge step forward in making Washington […]
PORTLAND, Ore. — A string of purse-snatchings in recent months appear to have targeted elderly Asian women in Portland’s Jade District, officials said. Crime Stoppers of Oregon said on March 1 that the Portland Police Bureau had received at least a dozen reports of pedestrian thefts and robberies since early December. At least two of […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — The families of 17 victims who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 operated by Lion Air is suing Boeing. The complaint — filed on March 7 in King County Superior Court by Seattle-based Herrmann Law Group — alleges that equipment aboard the Boeing jet failed, and […]
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge’s permission to retrieve his sperm for “the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on.” U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead […]
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing “Pokemon Go.” The Virginian-Pilot reports the jury recommended the sentence for 23-year-old Johnathan Cromwell on March 4, days after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2017 […]
By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump’s promise of a continued pathway to the U.S. for the most talented foreigners. Though […]
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Gerber says its newest spokesbaby is a spunky 1-year-old with “the look of wonder in her eyes,” born to a Hmong immigrant family in North Carolina. The company announced on Feb. 26 that the winner of its ninth annual photo search is 1-year-old Kairi Yang, a little girl from Hickory who […]
Amazon has named former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its board. The Indian American Tamil business executive is the second woman of color to be added to the online retailer’s board of directors in a month.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of January’s AFC championship game, authorities said on Feb. 25 in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution.