2 Sydney statues of British explorer James Cook vandalized

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian state government leader said on Monday she was considering tougher laws to protect monuments after two statues of British explorer James Cook were vandalized in Sydney. ...

Australian prime minister apologizes for 'no slavery' claim

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister apologized on Friday to critics who accuse him of denying the country's history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a forme...

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. ...

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada's Democratic shift

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno ...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’...

Amid clergy abuse, survivors of color remain in shadows

The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life. ...

On screen, Asian Americans rarely get into Christmas spirit

With its multiple teenage characters, the Netflix movie “Let It Snow” is a mix of holiday feels and a John Hughes comedy. But unlike those genres, the movie, about a small town besieged by a Christmas...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Ardie Savea, Yato among early stand-outs at Rugby World Cup

All Blacks backrower Ardie Savea is among players whose performances on the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup put them among the leaders in the race to become the star of the tournament. ...

Fewer babies as US birth rate fails to rebound with economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. ...

Taiwan movies battle for top honors at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Taiwan movies “Cities of Last Things” and “Long Time No Sea” are battling for top honors at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 2-10, according to the Ministry of C...

Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout ...

Study: LGBTQ characters on network TV hit record high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual stu...

Asian American candidates join fight to oust GOP

Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say d...

State of Washington celebrates 'Taiwanese American Heritage' this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Representative office in Seattle and local Taiwanese residents are preparing for a “Taiwanese American Heritage Week,” which will also correspond wi...