SEATTLE (AP) — Officials are warning about the Asian giant hornet, a new invasive species found in Washington state that can pack a powerful sting and be a threat to honeybees. The Washington State Department of Agriculture said the bug was found in early December in Blaine, near the Canadian border. The state’s agriculture and […]
By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Dec. 18 and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida resort. Jing Lu, 56, […]
Associated Press With its multiple teenage characters, the Netflix movie Let It Snow is a mix of a holiday feel-good film and a John Hughes comedy. But unlike those genres, the movie, about a small town besieged by a Christmas Eve snowstorm, has Asian American characters front and centre who aren’t there just to be […]
By BUSABA SIVASOMBOON Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) —Thai police on Dec. 18 arrested a convicted serial killer who was accused of a fresh killing just seven months after his early release from prison. Somkid Poompuang was arrested aboard a train after a nationwide manhunt launched when he was identified as a suspect in the Dec. […]
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women’s identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred on Dec. 17 as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut as a novelist with his first public reading in Japan in nearly a quarter century. Now […]
By BUSABA SIVASOMBOON Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife authorities in Thailand sent two orangutans back to Indonesia on Dec. 20 as part of a collaborative effort to combat illicit wildlife trade. Ten-year-old female Cola and 7-year-old male Giant were transported from wildlife sanctuaries in the western province of Ratchaburi to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, where […]
MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late on Dec. 22 that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home […]
The Rose quote that was heard all around the world this weekend, “The general asked me to study the specs of old Destroyers.” Fans of Rose suddenly cried out in terror!
Welcome to the last Layup Drill of the decade. In this edition, we take a look at the best athletes of 2019.
Another year is coming to a close and that means another year of a whole lot of books. Here are 10 of my top reads—in no particular order—for 2019.