By ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English. A show representative said on Sept. 16 that the language Shane Gillis used was “offensive, […]
By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time on Sept. 20 to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California’s two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate Patrick J. Bumatay, […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for importing fentanyl from China. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported 28-year-old John William Schantz was sentenced on Sept. 18 in federal court in Portland. Schantz pleaded guilty to one count of importing a controlled substance. Authorities say the Portland […]
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai’s purchase of the Nets was […]
By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Opening arguments were scheduled on Sept. 23 in the trial of a Chinese real estate heiress charged with the 2016 murder of her children’s father. Prosecutors say Tiffany Li orchestrated the killing of Keith Green, 27, when she fell for another man and feared she […]
By SHANSHAN WANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed on Sept. 17 at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in the Chinese capital. Beijing Mayor Chen Jining described them […]
Kima Hotta, an accomplished dramatic reciter of Japanese literary texts, will perform a modern retelling of the classic tale, “Benkei at the Barrier,” on Oct. 16. Hosted by Washin Kai (Friends of Classical Japanese) at the University of Washington (UW), Hotta’s performance will be accompanied by English subtitles and introduced by Paul Atkins, UW professor […]
“Abominable” opens with a monster-eye view shot, fairly long, of the monster’s escape from a high-security detention area. Large, strong, and not verbal but capable of emotive grunts and hums, the huge beast fights its way to freedom, into the city beyond its prison—which, we learn quickly, is Shanghai, China’s most populous urban area.
On Oct. 12, after almost a year of being closed for construction, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington (UW) campus, will re-open to the public in a new building.