By Biswajeet Banerjee Associated Press LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meager debt of 15 rupees (22 cents) for groceries, an official said July 29. District Magistrate Pramod Chandra Gupta said the upper caste shopkeeper killed the couple […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere the night of July 28, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That’s when people in Nevada, […]
By Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff on July 29 that […]
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean tourist who was arrested after he became violent when he wasn’t allowed to do yoga on a plane leaving Hawaii won’t get additional jail time. But he must pay United Airlines more than $44,000. On July 28, a federal judge in Honolulu sentenced Hyongtae […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say two men involved in a violent drug trafficking ring in Seattle have been sentenced to prison. The Justice Department says 43-year-old Son Nguyen who was also known as “Nine Fingers,” was sentenced July 19 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 10 years in prison. Long Trong, a 43-year-old known […]
TOKYO (AP) — “Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased. They have asked game developer Niantic Inc. to remove the “Pokestops” and other virtual sites that show up in the park for those playing the addictive augmented reality game. The […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite removing over 60 doormats carrying images of Hindu deities in June after Hindus protested, President of Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed said Amazon.com continues to sell products with images of deities, which Hindus find highly inappropriate. Images of Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Kali, and Hanuman were seen on […]
The Experience Music Project Museum (EMP) has been supporting Seattle’s music industry for more than a decade with its annual competition called Sound off!, the Northwest’s premier 21-and-under battle of the bands.
Russian director Vitaly Mansky mentions upfront that his new film, theoretically a documentary, has a script provided to him by North Korean authorities. “Under the Sun,” shot entirely in North Korea, and made entirely under the authority of the totalitarian North Korean government, is designed as a propaganda piece.
“Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu slammed the casting of Matt Damon in the upcoming China-set action flick “The Great Wall” for “perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world.”