With his new feel-good YouTube series that airs every other Friday, Your Time with Thomas! (YTWT), Thomas Orlina hopes to promote diversity and inspire others to follow their dreams.
Monika Jolly, who stars as Zarina in ArtsWest’s production of Ayad Ahktar’s play, “The Who & The What,” came by the role in a manner you don’t hear about every day. She created it.
The first thing we see is a first person perspective of someone running around, shooting everyone with pinpoint precision, and stabbing multiple assailants. Blood sprays and limbs go flying in the air. Each goon is dispatched in spectacular style and barely scratches our hidden assassin.
By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. China’s industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sept. 10 cited […]
KOLKATA, India (AP) — The Vatican declared Mother Teresa a patron saint of the Archdiocese of Calcutta last week, at a Mass in the city where she dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. The honor came 16 months after Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint. About 500 people attended the Mass […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito’s oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity. Mako and fiance Kei Komuro, both 25, said at a news conference on Sept. 3 that their relationship started when the princess […]
By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Grandparents, cousins and similarly close relations of people in the United States should not be prevented from coming to the country under President Donald Trump’s travel ban, a federal appeals court has ruled in another legal defeat for the administration on the contentious issue. The decision on […]
By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator says Democratic legislative leaders are squashing his attempt to stand up for practitioners of a banned Chinese spiritual movement under pressure from the government of China. The Senate shelved a symbolic resolution condemning persecution of Falun Gong practitioners after lawmakers received a […]
By Janie Har and Gregory Bull Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwater rose quickly above cabinets, counters and toward the ceiling, Viet Dao scrambled to figure out how he would save his young children, wife and in-laws if the water wouldn’t stop. What if he couldn’t rescue them all? “It hits you […]
By David Koenig AP Airlines Writer Federal officials decided not to punish United Airlines over an infamous incident in which a passenger was dragged off an overcrowded plane. The Transportation Department said it found no evidence that United violated David Dao’s civil rights in the April 9 incident in Chicago. There was also not enough […]