By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil.
Judge: Bad science led to S. Korean immigrant’s murder-by-arson sentence
By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons (230 liters) of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then […]
North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.
Reward for tips on ferry owner up to $500,000
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has boosted to half a million dollars as a reward for
South Korean man deported for human smuggling
A South Korean man convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the United States was deported May 12 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.
The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at baseball, the disappearance of Anthony Kim, and the return of Doug Baldwin. Million Dollar Arm features Indian pitchers’ underdog story In 2008, we wrote about two Indian pitchers who participated in an Indian reality […]
South Korean ferry sinks, 292 missing
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least […]
Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected
By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers, they had to navigate an automated reservation system.
Movie review: Fists of Legends
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Mixed martial arts is the backdrop for this South Korean DVD release of the movie “Fists of Legend.” The 2013 sports drama, directed by Kang Woo-suk, is based on a popular South Korean web cartoon.
Winter Olympics Report — Part 2
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the second week of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We take a look at the medals won by Asian countries and U.S. Asian Pacific Islander athletes. Notably, the young and old are doing well. Japan wins figure skating gold 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu scored an upset in […]
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