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.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SHANGHAI — Costco was forced to close early on Aug. 27 on its first day of operations in China due to large crowds of bargain-hunting shoppers. Despite a deepening trade war between Beijing and Washington, thousands of people thronged the aisles of its maiden store in Shanghai as the […]
By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee, and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in […]
LOS ANGELES—For the first time ever, the Los Angeles City Council will likely have two Asian Americans serving at the same time. Longtime council aide John Lee was recognized by the city council on Aug. 14 as the Councilman-elect for northwestern San Fernando Valley’s 12th District seat following a special election against Loraine Lundquist. “This […]
By AVERY YANG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Last month, one of the most confrontational congressional voices against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies directly questioned a top Border Patrol officer about why a 3-year-old girl was detained and separated from her grandmother when they tried to cross the border into Texas. “Do you […]
FULLERTON, Calif.—Police are looking for a man who stabbed a retired administrator of California State University, Fullerton. The victim, 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan, was found with several stab wounds in a parking lot on campus just before 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 20. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect is […]