By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On what’s traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent […]
By TERRY TANG and MARCELA ISAZA Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like a lot of Asian actors, Simu Liu has played the nameless guy who can do martial arts but inevitably loses out to a more skilled white guy. It was one of his very first stunt jobs. “Yeah, I took my paycheck and […]
By Terry Tang ASSOCIATED PRESS The frequency of anti-Asian incidents—from taunts to outright assaults—reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism, according to a new report released on Aug. 12. Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that became the authority on […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s king summoned the heads of political parties on Aug. 17 as he swiftly began the task of selecting a new prime minister amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak. The resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Aug. 16 after less than 18 months in office followed mounting public anger over […]
Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life’s work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said on Aug. 17. He was 69 and had bile duct cancer.
In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen— he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokemon and rap music.
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as “The Gambler,” has died. He was 89. Ing died on July 31 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, […]
A Washington, D.C. police officer was found dead of an apparent suicide last week in his Virginia home. Gunther Hashida joined the D.C. police force in May 2003. He most recently had been assigned to the department’s tactical unit, called the Emergency Response Team. Hashida had responded to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Authorities […]
By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic House leaders in Delaware have indicated that they have no plans to initiate an ethics investigation that could lead to the ouster of a fellow Democrat who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers. Amid public backlash and calls for his […]
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Former NFL player and coach Eugene Chung is still waiting to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding an anti-Asian comment he says a team made about him during a job interview this year. Chung said on a July 26 conference call that the league never told him why […]