The Seattle Public Library has expanded its Web site to offer more information for its Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish-speaking readers.
Despite last year’s downturn in the economy, the Muckleshoot tribe donated more than $2,853,000 in 2008 to more than 180 nonprofits and other government sponsored organizations serving communities throughout Washington state.
Regal Financial Bank, a small bank in Seattle, was sued earlier this month by a group of 4,200 Indonesian investors over accusations that it helped operate a $600 million Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme involves a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money (or money paid by subsequent investors) rather than from any actual profit earned.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The third Cambodian consulate in the United States has opened in Massachusetts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new admissions policy set to take effect at the University of California system in three years is raising fears among Asian Americans that it will reduce their numbers on campus, where they account for 40 percent of all undergraduates.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $57 million to improve Internet access at public libraries in Poland, Romania, and Vietnam.
TOKYO (AP) — Everybody, it seems, is wearing them. It is impossible to go anywhere in Japan this time of the year and not notice that the Japanese love surgical masks and wear them just about everywhere they go.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has overturned the rape conviction of a U.S. Marine from Missouri whose case became a rallying point for activists demanding American forces leave the country.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Satellite dishes that allow people to get international news and entertainment programs should be banned in Myanmar because foreign powers are using them to sow unrest and spread immorality, a state-run newspaper said Friday, April 24.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.