By Max Garland Commercial Appeal MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lt. Col. James Williams has something better than a bucket list. “I don’t like the word ‘bucket list’ because it makes it feel like you’re getting ready to die,” said the North Memphis native and Vietnam War veteran. “I call it my ‘living list.’” Williams completed […]
Police in California announced Dec. 31, 2019 that they have arrested six suspected gang members in the shooting deaths of four men last month at a backyard gathering of family and friends that they believed was a rival gang’s party.
A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California’s second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in the mountains in the waning days of World War II.
ASSOCIATED PRESS By Matt O’Brien, AP Technology Writer A study by a U.S. agency has found that facial recognition technology often performs unevenly based on a person’s race, gender or age. But the nuanced report published on Dec. 19 is unlikely to allay the concerns of critics who worry about bias in face-scanning applications that […]
By Associated Press NEW YORK — There’s not a lot of love at the Romance Writers of America this holiday season. Lots of passion, but not too much love. The organization, which bills itself as the voice of romance writers and cites 9,000 members, has been upended over the way it has treated one of […]
Billionaire rapper Jay-Z and tennis megastar Serena Williams are among global public figures who have invested their funds to back the growth of Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan. Williams invested through her venture company, Serena Ventures, while Jay-Z made the investment through his venture firm Arrive, Edward Tirtanata, CEO of Indonesia’s homegrown coffee chain confirmed […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —Thousands of people gathered on Dec. 27 in central California to celebrate the Hmong new year amid heightened security in the wake of a neighborhood shooting in November that killed four people. The celebration ran through Jan. 1 and featured Hmong foods, dance, music and games along with sports tournaments. It’s believed […]
HONOLULU (AP) — A restoration of the iconic Wo Fat Building could serve as a catalyst in a makeover of Honolulu’s Chinatown, developers said. The proposed $10 million restoration of the 86-year-old landmark is expected to include a cafeteria-style restaurant and 23-room hotel, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Dec. 26. The building along Honolulu’s historic […]
By AMY TAXIN Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese woman was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Dec. 16 for running a business that helped pregnant women in China lie on visa forms and to immigration authorities so they could travel to Southern California to give birth to children who would […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials are warning about the Asian giant hornet, a new invasive species found in Washington state that can pack a powerful sting and be a threat to honeybees. The Washington State Department of Agriculture said the bug was found in early December in Blaine, near the Canadian border. The state’s agriculture and […]