KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Jan. 6 in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the […]
California man gets life in prison for murdering in-laws
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his in-laws who were visiting from China. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old Caminero Wang was sentenced on Jan. 2 to life without possibility of parole plus 50 years to life. A jury found Wang […]
Oregon man who made racists remarks allowed to teach again
BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teacher who lost his teaching license after state education officials say he used racist nicknames and made derogatory comments toward students has been allowed to teach again. The Bulletin reports the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission issued a new license that allows former Bend-La Pine Schools music instructor […]
Waning iPhone demand highlights Chinese consumer anxiety
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a Jan. 2 letter to shareholders that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter […]
Jiu-jitsu move may be lifesaver for trauma victims — “Knee mount” maneuver reduces blood-flow velocity in major arteries, pilot test shows
A martial-arts maneuver can reduce blood loss in someone who has sustained a significant wound, suggests a small, proof-of-concept study.
Spokane Valley company to open factory in Vietnam
A Spokane Valley company will open a factory in Vietnam as a hedge against any future trade dispute between the United States and China.
Blue C Sushi closes all locations
Eater magazine reports that Seattle-based sushi chain Blue C Sushi laid off all its staff in an email sent over the weekend, announcing the closure of all locations.
Free waterfront shuttle extended hours
With the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s permanent closure, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced earlier this month that the Free Waterfront Shuttle, which offers two routes linking the downtown core, Pioneer Square Seattle and Seattle’s historic waterfront — will expand to better serve morning commuters.
The Layup Drill
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Upcoming Paper Tigers film represents local API community
There may be debates as to how to keep the momentum going after the success of the Crazy Rich Asians movie. What is not up for debate is that to encourage equal representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Hollywood, the momentum must continue.