GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Hiroshi “Hershey’’ Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War, may have given his last public lecture. The ailing 94-year-old veteran spoke to a group of U.S. Navy Seabees on Aug. 9 in Gallup, New Mexico, about his […]
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A spa worker is facing prostitution charges after being arrested for attempting to exchange sexual acts for money with an undercover detective. Jing Li, 40, was arrested by Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit deputies after they received reports of possible human trafficking and prostitution at Lavender Oil Spa. An undercover […]
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida burglars are targeting Chinese restaurants and they’re not walking away with takeout. Authorities say they are taking the entire cash register instead. Ten restaurants around the Ocala area have been hit in the last few months. Police say the break-ins typically happen overnight and that the burglars either take cash […]
By OLINE H. COGDILL S.J. Rozan’s affinity for little known facts about Chinese culture has fueled exciting thrillers featuring private detectives Lydia Chin and Bill Smith. Memorable plots include a Jewish settlement in China comprised of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany (“The Shanghai Moon”), political art (“Ghost Hero”) and restaurant workers’ union (“A Bitter Feast”). In […]
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a member of the U.S. Army from India has been granted citizenship after a lengthy delay. Army Specialist Hiren Korat had enlisted in the Army three years ago as part of a program that was supposed to lead to expedited citizenship. But after two years […]
By TERRY TANG Associated Press When Amanda Berg heard reports that President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser, it brought back painful memories from her childhood. Berg, a Korean American who grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, recalled kids doing the “stereotypical pulling at […]
CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — The man who drowned after jumping off a rock cliff into Crater Lake was a student at Oregon State University. Crater Lake National Park spokeswoman Marsha McCabe says 27-year-old Sumedh Mannar jumped off the cliff at Cleetwood Cove on Aug. 18 and did not resurface. McCabe told the Oregonian/OregonLive that […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people face federal charges in California for allegedly defrauding foreign investors in a jobs program overseen by U.S. immigration officials, federal prosecutors said on Aug. 20. Thomas Henderson, Cooper Lee and Kexing Hu have been indicted on wire fraud and conspiracy charges in the scam involving the EB-5 visa program, […]
The Houston Chronicle reports while the list may sound like options for an online language learning program, animal shelters and dog trainers in the greater Houston area have said they’ve encountered pets that respond to commands in these languages.
Former American adviser to the Communist Party of China, Sidney Rittenberg, died on Aug. 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 98 years old.