By Ganbat Namjilsangarav and Grace Brown Associated Press ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Nov. 23 that he has “no worries” about Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, adding that he expects the businessman will align his future policies with global realities. The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s […]
Police stop bus carrying 120 live cobras in central Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized 120 live cobras being carried in boxes on a bus in Vietnam in violation of a law banning transportation of products dangerous to people. Thanh Nien state newspaper reported the bus with four passengers was stopped by police in the central province of Dak Nong on Nov. 23. […]
Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in 54 years
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo residents woke up on Nov. 24 to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan’s capital. Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking in most places, though it did accumulate on sidewalks and cars in Tokyo’s far western suburbs. Meteorologists […]
Mario headed to parks: Nintendo and Universal join forces
By Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo are joining forces to add video game characters to the theme park company’s resorts. Company officials said on Nov. 29 that Nintendo-themed areas will be added to Universal parks in Orlando, Los Angeles and Osaka, Japan. Few other details were given, including […]
The Killing Art: Filipino martial arts
Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Melissa McCarthy have all trained in Filipino martial arts (FMA) for action roles in movies. It’s an art that is known for self-defense techniques and the bluntness of its attacks.
A DIY approach: John Laney became a lawyer instead of hiring one
When small business owners need expert repair, be it plumbing or electrical work, if they’re skilled, they DIY, or they call in the experts — the plumber or electrician.
Creating a sense of belonging in our national parks
By Amanda Hsu National Park Service “In My Backyard” intern When I first applied for an internship with the “In My Backyard” program with the National Park Service (NPS), it seemed almost impossible for someone like me to join. As a young woman born and raised in the suburbs of California, I didn’t grow up […]
Seahawks help small businesses
The Ethnic Seattle Holiday Pop-up Market on Nov. 26 at Hing Hay Park featured local minority and immigrant owned businesses. Seahawks legends Steve Largent and Walter Jones signed autographs, took photos, and handed out swag.
Ringo Lam’s “Sky on Fire” majestic, but arid
“Sky on Fire” stars fast-rising Hong Kong action actor Daniel Wu (originally from California).
Disney’s Moana, first Polynesian princess, sails to the top of the box office
Moana is the first Disney film to depict Polynesian culture, and activists had been voicing their concerns for months that the movie would be an inaccurate portrayal of their culture.