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Year of the Rat stamp

The Year of the Rat Forever stamp was released with a first-day issue and a brooch pin on January 11, 2020, by the US Postal Service at the Lunar New Year Street Festival 2020 in Monterey Park, California. This is the 3rd time the US Postal Service released the Year of the Rat stamp since 1996.

Hitting the streets

Students from Los Angeles Unified School District take to the streets again on April 20 to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. On April 20, 1999, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. They injured another 21, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The two killed themselves after exchanging gunfire with responding police officers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:43:42

US needs to repair its integrity in order to fix its infrastructure

On March 15 when a modern-style pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU) collapsed and killed six people, it was a blow to America's already crumbling infrastructure. But what made this tragedy even worse was how the bridge was a state-of-the-art wonder and collapsed before it was even used.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 22:13:42

Trump lawsuit gets boost

California's second-largest county voted Tuesday to officially support the Trump administration's lawsuit against the state's so-called sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration agents.
Source: Agencies | 2018/4/19 22:13:41

Ocean dance

Performers dance at an event held on the Santa Monica Pier from April 13 to 15. “To the Sea: Dance concerts on the Pier” featured choreographers and dance companies showcasing a range of dance forms. Performers and attendees were surrounded by the natural space of the Pacific Ocean and the pier.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 22:13:40

Arming teachers will not solve US school shooter problems

As the US mourns the 17 dead victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, gun advocates are offering a new idea to stop school shootings: arm the teachers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 21:38:40

Paul Ryan to retire next year

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek re-election and will leave his post at the start of 2019, further unsettling a Republican Party rocked by Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency ahead of November's pivotal congressional elections.
Source: Agencies | 2018/4/12 21:38:40

Mongolian moves

A young Mongolian dancer entertains the audience at Genghis Khan: The Exhibition, on Sunday, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. More than 300 pieces are on show at the exhibition, the largest collection of Mongolian 13th-century artifacts ever gathered.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 21:33:42

Remembering the 'Flying Tigers' eight decades later

Hundreds of people from different provinces in China filled up the ballroom of the Proud Bird event center in Los Angeles on Saturday morning for the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition of the "Flying Tigers" - an American air unit that fought with the Chinese against the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force during WWII.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:58:44

Safety doubts leave self-driving cars facing uphill battle for public trust

Self-driving vehicle technology is currently gaining a great deal of traction in the automotive industry, and car manufacturers are now racing to enter this new arena. However, technical flaws remain ever-present and are making people skittish about putting their lives in the hands of artificial intelligence (AI).
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:58:43

Concern as identity theft grows

In the US, new Chinese immigrants are at risk of becoming victims of identity theft scams that aim to steal personal information such as social security numbers, credit and debit card numbers, personal letters and bank statements. Once this information leaks out, individuals are likely to encounter unexpected problems, or run into significant financial losses.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:58:43

Checking out

Customers watch AI shelf-scanning technology being tested at a Walmart store on March 21 in Los Angeles. Walmart recently expanded its testing of the new technology to four stores in Southern California.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:58:43

Chinese-American,14, develops first app for Alzheimer's patients

Junxi "Emma" Yang played Carnegie Hall before she got to high school. But her piano skills may have to take a back seat to her programming prowess.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 22:33:40

Studying abroad costs more than just money

Chinese international students have become the biggest demographic among foreign exchange students in the US. Unfortunately, many of their parents are unaware of what the real expenses are when it comes to sending their children to America for a better education.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 22:33:40

Austin bomber blew himself up: police

A suspect in a series of bomb attacks that has terrorized the city of Austin, Texas blew himself up in his vehicle early Wednesday as officers closed in on him, the authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 22:33:40

Pretty in Pink

A runner dressed as a pink flamingo takes part in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. The Stadium to the Sea course starts at Dodger Stadium and passes through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before finishing in Santa Monica at the intersection of Ocean and California Avenues, just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 22:33:40

Privacy at risk if no improvement seen in laws over drone use

In December, a previously overturned measure was reinstated and required owners of ­Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the US, commonly known as "drones," to register their flying machines weighing over 0.55 pounds (0.23 kilograms). It was an initiative first introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 centered on promoting responsible and safe drone flying, especially among recreational hobbyists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:41:10

Flight diversion nightmare

An elderly Chinese couple were critically injured on March 2 while traveling to LaGuardia Airport in what was supposed to be a routine plane trip that turned into a nightmare.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:41:10

Dead serious

The student activist group “No Guns LA” hold a rally to call for stricter gun control laws in the Studio City section of Los Angeles on Sunday. The protest was held in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:41:09