PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager has been sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years for the murder of a 69-year-old Chinese immigrant. The victim was attacked as he was taking his evening stroll in northeast Philadelphia two years ago.
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — A cell phone video that shows police officers repeatedly hitting an unarmed university student with batons and a Taser gun has prompted a criminal investigation into the officers’ conduct, a San Jose police spokesman said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national teachers’ union says it has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor over the treatment of teachers recruited in the Philippines to work in Louisiana school systems.
HONOLULU (AP) — Sen. Daniel Inouye becomes the third longest serving senator in U.S. history on Oct. 22, a landmark for the powerful lawmaker who has held a seat in Congress for as long as Hawaii has been a state.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The conductor of the New York Philharmonic wielded his baton as an instrument of diplomacy on Oct. 15. His words, however, weren’t all sweet.
The 32-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman is running for the Republican nomination for governor despite never holding public office and competing against several more experienced candidates, likely including a four-term governor. Then comes the prospect of trying to defeat an incumbent governor, an achievement not accomplished since 1962.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days. On Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents said it was part of an increasing trend fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin emerged from a two-month absence from public view in an unlikely manner: with a closed-door speech, heavy on foreign policy, to a group of investors in Hong Kong.
CINCINNATI (AP) — American students are falling far behind their international counterparts in learning second languages, creating economic disadvantages for U.S. businesses and raising national security concerns.