NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry […]
NEW YORK — Police say a man walked into a Brooklyn restaurant and struck three men in the head with a hammer. It happened at the Seaport Buffet in Sheepshead Bay just after 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. Police say the victims worked at the restaurant. 34-year-old Fufai Pun was pronounced dead at the hospital. […]
By ANDREW SELSKYAssociated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been charged with a hate crime, assault and other charges after he allegedly attacked a Sikh who was working at a convenience store. Other customers, including a military veteran, stepped in after they witnessed the attack on Jan. 14. Andrew Ramsey, 24, of […]
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s flagship public university is defending its use of race in admitting students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a group representing past and potential applicants and parents to be dismissed. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed written arguments in federal court on Jan. 18, as […]
PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Jan. 18 that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized on Jan. 16 to the Malaysian […]
By SOPHENG CHEANGAssociated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Jan. 16 became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted. Kong Korm and his son, Kong Bora, had their bans lifted when Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni signed a […]
Manny Pacquiao showed on Jan. 19 night he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40.
SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Jan. 22 that she will nominate Saad Bashir to be the next Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Seattle Information Technology Department. In his role at the City of Seattle, Saad will oversee a $277 million budget and 680 full-time employees. Bashir will begin his role as […]
SEATTLE — The Seattle Symphony presents its eleventh annual Celebrate Asia concert on Jan. 27 at Benaroya Hall — honoring Seattle’s Asian American community by exploring the rich musical traditions of Asian countries. This annual celebration is presented with a myriad of pre- and post-concert performances that reflect various Asian cultures. This year’s festivities focus […]
Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Jan 21.