For 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah’s school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. To other Indians, the incident was emblematic of how it can still be difficult for the American melting pot to absorb certain aspects of their cultural and religious traditions.
NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The only man indicted in the December 2007 slaying of two Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students from India is scheduled to stand trial on May 24.
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.