By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden met with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his visit to Seattle on March 21. The center describes the vice president’s visit as part of a listening tour to promote cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — An American sailor’s arrest in an alleged rape on Okinawa was “extremely regrettable,” Japan’s top government spokesman said March 14 about a case that renewed ill feelings on the southern island that sees the U.S. military presence there as a heavy and unfair burden. Chief Cabinet Secretary […]
A woman from a big Chinese city visits her boyfriend’s rural hometown and is so appalled by the squalor she sees that she dumps him. The story was fake, but it swept through Chinese media because it highlighted a deep societal gap that the ruling Communist Party has vowed to close.
By Donna Bryson Associated Press DENVER (AP) — When a Colorado teacher got her English language students talking and writing about the police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., she was able to draw parallels to events close to home. Cara Luchies, who works in a high school that is 50 percent [Latino], […]
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government study has found nearly a third of working women who responded to a survey reported being sexually harassed on the job, such as being subjected to unwanted physical contact or degrading comments. The study, released March 1 and the first of its kind, examined […]
By Michael Catalini Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie nominated his pick to fill a longstanding vacancy on the state Supreme Court on Feb. 28, tapping a jurist he nominated four years ago who never received a confirmation hearing. Christie announced Superior Court Judge David Bauman’s nomination at a statehouse news conference. […]
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Time has not eased the pain for the family of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the senior pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nearly two years after the plane disappeared, they must cope not only with his loss but with the theory that he was to […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jacqueline Nguyen knows adversity.
She, her siblings, and their parents fled Vietnam, and the 10-year-old Nguyen spent her first days in the United States in 1975 in a refugee tent city at Camp Pendleton in California.
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on March 3, sued the city of Seattle over a new law that allows drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.