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China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

China-savvy tea partyer takes helm of US House panel on Asia

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

Jostling to replace Barbara Boxer shows minority influence

By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

APAMC disappointed with lack of diversity in Oscar nominees

On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Driver in Toyota case says he’s still haunted by crash

By Steve Karnowski Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who spent 21/2 years in prison for a deadly 2006 car accident involving his Toyota before he was released amid reports of a sudden acceleration problem affecting the automaker’s cars told jurors Thursday in his lawsuit against Toyota that he is still haunted by the […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

Bellevue man arrested in Portland homicide — Questions of sex trafficking

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A Bellevue man has been arrested in the murder of a woman at a hotel

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 04, National News, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles China

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Monday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China.

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

Kamala Harris seeks review after recent shootings by police

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general stepped into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police on Monday, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue. Kamala Harris, the first minority to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

Gunman gets 29 years for random Seattle shooting

  SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-year-old man who killed another driver in Seattle in what prosecutors called a random thrill-killing faces was sentenced to 29 years and one month in prison Friday.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

Officers salute police boss, mayor at cop’s wake

By Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton drew salutes from some

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Posted in Features 03, National News, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

By Eric Tucker and Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/02, World News0 Comments

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a gang member from Baltimore, Md. on Saturday afternoon on Dec. 20th, according to the New York Police Department. Office Liu and his partner were sitting in their patrol car while on duty in Brooklyn, N.Y. when […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 1 | 12/27-1/020 Comments

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

By William J. Kole Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

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Posted in Features 51, National News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/191 Comment

Immigrant students helping others like them

Immigrant students helping others like them

By Erin Grace AP Wire Service OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Inside the tiny Benson apartment, in a kitchen filled with boxes of donations, stood two teenagers washing dishes.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Legal scholars: Obama’s immigration actions lawful

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 immigration professors and scholars declared Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to make several million immigrants illegally in the United States eligible to be spared from deportation is constitutional and within his administrative powers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

The Lee Family in America

The Lee Family in America

By  Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/52 Comments

Man charged in subway shove held without bail

Man charged in subway shove held without bail

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shoving a stranger in front of a New York City subway train, killing him, has appeared before a judge who ordered him held without bail. Kevin Darden did not enter a plea during a hearing Wednesday evening in Bronx Criminal Court. Police say 61-year-old […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair. The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly An unprecedented 159 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates were running for a local elected office in 26 states this year. 39 AAPI

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Posted in National News, Politics, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

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