By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Washington state is considering whether to block President Donald Trump from diverting billions of dollars from military construction projects to build sections of border wall along the Southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein said on Jan. 23 that she hoped to […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., — An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately aiming to improve our ability to treat disease. Researchers from dozens of institutions around the world, including the University of Virginia (UVA) […]
Some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a fire that struck a building in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a museum official said.
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer “Parasite’’ has officially infected this year’s award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean film became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Jan. 19, setting itself up as a legitimate best-picture contender to the front-runner “1917’’ at next month’s Academy Awards. The […]
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled its Year of the Rat forever commemorative stamp. Luke T. Grossmann, senior vice president of finance and strategy for the USPS, shared the tale of how the rat became the first animal featured in the Lunar New Year rotation. “A popular legend tells of the animals swimming […]
By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro, and Jill Colvin The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans—timed to coincide with […]
By Collin Binkley The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is warning international students that federal immigration officials may visit their work sites to verify that their employment is directly related to their studies. School officials sent a memo to faculty on Jan. 9 saying the Department of Homeland Security […]
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.