PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans” might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago. But through the lens of the coro...

Zoos turn to social media to delight, raise money amid virus

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Zoo, struggling like others worldwide during coronavirus closures, has found an unlikely savior in a sloth. While Fernando may be a slow mover offline, the...

From guns to GoPros, Asian Americans seek to deter attacks

When Eddie Song leaves his Manhattan home, it can feel like heading into battle. The Korean American startup founder and avid rider dons his armored motorcycle jacket, motorcycle gloves, a skull face ...

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. ...

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promo...

Trump dubs COVID-19 'Chinese virus' despite hate crime risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration offi...

Panda and poke: Restaurant trademarks can stir legal fights

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — When picking a name for their Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant in suburban Phoenix, Paul and Nicole Fan settled on “Panda Libre,” hoping the mix of China's iconic bear and the Spa...

Parents of adult children with disabilities fill housing gap

PHOENIX (AP) — Luke Humble and Conor Gunderson have settled into a comfortable rhythm since moving into their own home in Phoenix three months ago. Humble, 26, says he likes eating b...

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...

Drive behind occupation of Alcatraz lingers 50 years later

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On a chilly November night in 1969, a 7-year-old Peter Bratt, his four siblings and their mother left their San Francisco home for the pier. They and a group ...

More trick than treat as California fires disrupt Halloween

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For tens of thousands of children in California, the biggest monsters this Halloween are wildfires that have thrown trick-or-treating into disarray. Many who ...

Hockney works, tribal baskets highlight love of Yosemite

PHOENIX (AP) — Decades before Yosemite became a national park and mesmerized visitors like British artist David Hockney, it was simply the backyard garden of Native American basket weavers. ...

New restaurants show meat-free Mexican is not a carne sin

PHOENIX (AP) — "That's not real Mexican food," ''My grandma would slap you" and "sellout" are just some of comments Jose and Leticia Gamiz received when they started their pop-up vegan Mexican food bu...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Pearl Studio are doing everything they can to ensure their first joint production wins over moviegoers in China. Director Jill Culton says Dre...

Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home makes National Register

PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, ...