MIAMI (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities want to force 10 detainees on a hunger strike in Florida to submit to medical examinations. According to a petition for an emergency court order filed last Friday in Miami federal court, all 10 detainees are men from Bangladesh. The petition says the men have been on a hunger […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It takes 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. Ana Mari Cauce is the first woman, the first Latina, and the openly gay president of the University. The UW Regents announced Cauce as the 33rd president of the University on Oct. 13th. Cauce is […]
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday by welcoming more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens at over 50 naturalization ceremonies across the country July 1-4. “As we celebrate Independence Day, we welcome over 4,000 new Americans who will be able to enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of U.S. […]
By Steve Douglas Associated Press CUIABA, Brazil (AP) – Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup on June 17 that exposed both teams’ deficiencies. Akinfeev had already looked suspect in dealing with long-range shots before spilling Lee Keun-ho’s speculative […]
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The entrepreneurial spirit is key to the American dream, and developing new ventures is one way that women from all walks of life can become empowered.
By Staff The Associated Press MIAMI, Florida (AP) — An American executive held hostage for nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute said on June 28 from his Florida home that he was held for ransom and that he paid nearly half a million dollars for his freedom.
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, work, work… It’s obvious the hours spent at work can be physically and mentally demanding, but spending long periods of time in offices, shops, or kitchens can be unhealthy in less obvious ways — think of the adverse effects of prolonged sitting or standing and the hygiene traps […]
Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston’s Logan International Airport are alleging that a program intended to help flag possible terrorists based on passengers’ mannerisms has led to rampant racial profiling …
By Donna Cassata The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. uniforms for the Olympics are made in China, causing members of Congress to fume.
By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was a little surprised by the number, though not by the trend.