By Staff The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, March 7, renewing a measure credited with curbing attacks against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.
Chinese nationals plead guilty to corporate spying
By Staff The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Chinese business owner and one of his employees have pleaded guilty in Missouri to conspiring to steal trade secrets from a U.S. company, in what one expert called a rare example of foreign business people being successfully prosecuted for corporate spying.
HISTORIC NEWS: Reagan redresses Japanese Americans
By Theresa Weber SEATTLE CHINESE POST ENGLISH EDITION Originally Printed Aug. 20, 1988 The timing was perfect. It was the last day of the Japanese American Citizen’s League’s 30th national convention in Seattle and President Reagan signed the redress bill. Some 50 League members made a mad dash to the airport bound for Washington, D.C. […]
Sikhs and local community join efforts to address hate crimes
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly A candlelight vigil held on August 11 at the Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Washington helped
Sikh, Muslim MTA workers allowed religious headwear
By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo, after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center.
Federal government orders bilingual ballots in 25 states
By Hope Yen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.
U.S. envoy regrets saying men go to Philippines for sex
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has apologized for his recent statement that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex, a government spokesman said Saturday, Oct. 8. Ambassador Harry Thomas sent a cell phone text message to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was on a visit […]
Chinese espionage is fast becoming a growing concern
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The young man stood before the judge, his usually neatly trimmed hair now long enough to brush the collar of his prison jumpsuit.
Japanese prisons are facing a swelling elderly population
ONOMICHI, Japan (AP) — Handrails run down the middle of the hallway to help prisoners make their way from one end to the other. Adult diapers are neatly
Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law
PHOENIX — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday, July 28