By David Pitt and Charles Babington The Associated Press AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kicking off an August of likely intense debate over immigration, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat traveled to Iowa August 2 to rebuke House Republicans who oppose major changes embraced by the Senate.
SF TV station fires 3 in connection with Asiana racist names scandal
By Staff KoreAm Journal Following an in-house investigation, San Francisco TV station KTVU has dismissed three high-ranking producers involved with misreporting the names of four Asiana pilots with Flight 214, which crash landed upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport.
Munn thinks love for Wonder Woman won’t win role
By Heather Tan The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Olivia Munn’s love for Wonder Woman may be no secret, but the actress doesn’t think she’d be likely to play the superheroine on the big screen.
Feds charge 3 in Kan. sex trafficking conspiracy
By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on July 24 charged three people in a wide-ranging sex trafficking scheme operating at nine Asian massage parlors in Wichita, alleging they recruited women from outside Kansas and coerced them to engage in prostitution.
Airport fence through Ore. internment camp opposed
By Staff The Associated Press KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Japanese-American groups and individuals are questioning plans to build a fence around the Tulelake Airport that would cut through the site of the World War II era Tule Lake internment camp.
Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan
By Nedra Pickler and Bradley Klapper The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced July 24 he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.
S.D. city dedicates altar to first Chinese immigrants
By Staff The Associated Press DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A ceremonial altar has been dedicated in Deadwood to honor Chinese immigrants who lived in the city when it was a frontier town.
China microblogs praise Bo Xilai prosecution
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Twitter-like weibo microblogging services have become lively forums for commenting on the events of the day in China’s otherwise tightly controlled media landscape. On July 25, however, the comments about disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s indictment for alleged corruption, bribe taking, and abuse of power were […]
Manila to move air force, navy near disputed sea
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines plans to relocate major air force and navy camps to a former U.S. naval base northwest of Manila to gain faster access to waters being contested by China in the South China Sea, according to the country’s defense chief and a confidential government […]
Cambodian opposition makes gains at polls
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition appeared to make impressive gains in July 28’s general election, though the ruling party claimed a victory that would extend the mandate of longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen. The results, if confirmed, lend support to opposition contentions that the vote could usher […]