Writing in an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, the five women on Seattle’s mostly female City Council responded to sexist attacks against them after a recent council vote sidetracked an arena proposal aimed at bringing the NBA back to the city.
The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori held a strong lead April 11 in preliminary results from the first round of Peru’s presidential election and appeared to be headed to a showdown with another center-right candidate in a June runoff.
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on April 1, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean, and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its […]
By Esther Htusan Associated Press Htin Kyaw, a trusted friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, took over as Myanmar’s president on March 30, taking a momentous step in the country’s long-drawn transition toward democracy after more than a half-century of direct and indirect military rule. But democracy in this impoverished Southeast Asian nation […]
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A former New York City police officer convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man in the stairwell of a public housing building apologized on March 25 to the man’s domestic partner. Peter Liang met with Kimberly Ballinger at a mutually agreed upon conference room at the […]
By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, according to court records released March 23. Su Bin, 50, admitted to conspiring with two unnamed hackers in China […]
By Zarar Khan Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) – A bombing on Easter Sunday killed 65 people in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that was crowded with Christians, including many children. A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group claimed responsibility. Ahsanullah Ahsan, spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, told the Associated Press that a […]
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic competition that could bring the state its first Asian governor. State Treasurer John […]
By LOUISE WATT Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s film authorities have suspended the license of a distributor that inflated box office figures for Hong Kong martial arts movie “Ip Man 3,” according to state media. The third installment of the franchise starring Donnie Yen opened in mainland China on March 4 and soon attracted […]
By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Thousands of taxi drivers caused traffic chaos in the Indonesian capital March 22 in a rowdy protest against what they say is unfair competition from ride-hailing apps such as Uber. TV footage showed long lines of taxis and three-wheel minicabs blocking a central expressway, men setting […]