OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people face federal charges in California for allegedly defrauding foreign investors in a jobs program overseen by U.S. immigration officials, federal prosecutors said on Aug. 20. Thomas Henderson, Cooper Lee and Kexing Hu have been indicted on wire fraud and conspiracy charges in the scam involving the EB-5 visa program, […]
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Former FIFA female player of the year Sun Wen has been elected as vice president of the Chinese Football Association as China seeks to revamp its lagging national program. Sun, who became captain of the Chinese team in 2000, is currently director of the women’s youth training […]
Alysa Liu, a 14-year-old who in January became the youngest U.S. women’s figure skating champion, landed a quadruple lutz on Aug. 24. The quadruple lutz is widely considered to be the hardest jump in figure skating. Liu landed the jump—something no other U.S. woman has done in competition—at the Aurora Games in Albany, N.Y. It […]
Tim Lee, owner of Real Home Network Realty in Bellevue and International District (ID) property owner, is the new Senior Planning and Development specialist for the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s West precinct. His role will include planning and community outreach, and to act as liaison between ID community members and SPD. The goal of the […]
More than 120 people gathered at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center on Aug. 11 for the Ethnic Heritage Council (EHC)’s Fifth Annual Ethnic Potluck Picnic. There was folk dancing led by Northwest Folk Dancers, Inc. and world folk music performed by The Lonely Coast. Fifteen exhibitors sold ethnic items or told their stories through their […]
In August, the City of Bellevue issued a proclamation to Lawrence Lui of Cloudvue for his support to temporarily house 110 homeless men in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Cloudvue is allowing Congregations for the Homeless to use its property at Northeast Eighth Street and 108th Avenue Northeast as a “bridge” shelter, while the current […]
Central Washington University (CWU) held a ceremony on its Ellensburg campus on Aug. 23 to unveil a “partnership marker” with officials from Japan’s University of Shimane. CWU and the University of Shimane have been sister-universities since 1990. The marker is a cherry tree that was planted, at the request of Shimane officials, in the CWU […]
Shunji Iwai’s new animated feature “The Case of Hana and Alice” begins with a young girl dancing ballet in her room.
The Houston Chronicle reports while the list may sound like options for an online language learning program, animal shelters and dog trainers in the greater Houston area have said they’ve encountered pets that respond to commands in these languages.
A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted on Aug. 21 on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company.