By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER A woman who was locked up for five months in a Spanish prison after her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme won’t spend any more time behind bars, a judge ruled last month. Xiaoning Sui, 49, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to time served after admitting to paying $400,000 […]
By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press The upstart ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running an efficient, and sufficiently challenging, competition. Replicating the drama of the ESPN-televised national finals wasn’t quite as easy. The winner on May 28, Navneeth Murali, […]
Dear Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Lorena Gonzalez, and all Councilmembers, Our city is in pain and in chaos. It will continue unless you stop the police violence and take the leadership to meet, listen, learn, and collaborate with Black community leaders and police department community reformers to fully serve your constituents. As Asian […]
By BEATRICE DUPUY Associated Press Amid reports that the wife of the white officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd filed for divorce, false social media posts emerged claiming her brother was among the officers involved in the arrest. “THE PLOT THICKENS!” shouted a Facebook post on May 30 claiming that Derek […]
Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,’’ a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.’’ Merriam-Webster.com said symptoms include numbness of the neck, arms and back as well as […]
By Ruth Bayangz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY David Chan of Everett asked, “When can an Asian American reporter not be treated like a foreigner?” Chan emailed the Northwest Asian Weekly, pointing out President Donald Trump’s combative exchange on May 11 with CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang during a White House news briefing. Jiang had asked Trump […]
ROSS, PA. (AP) — The shooting deaths of a researcher who was studying the coronavirus and another man appear to have been a murder-suicide, authorities said. Bing Liu, 37, was shot multiple times on May 2 in the head, neck and torso in his townhouse in Ross. The apparent shooter, Hao Gu, 46, of Pittsburgh, […]
Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan is already hugely popular in the state’s Asian American community.
By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are increasingly hostile to China as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. and global economies and after three years of Trump administration antagonism toward the country. The nationwide poll released on April 21 was conducted last month by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. […]
The spread of the COVID-19 virus, nationwide stay-at-home orders, and social distancing guidelines have forced the U.S. Census Bureau to suspend field operations until Apr. 15.