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Fire devastates New York museum of Chinese American life

Fire devastates New York museum of Chinese American life

A devastating fire Thursday night destroyed up to 85,000 artifacts at New York’s Museum of Chinese in America, a repository of significant cultural materials documenting Chinese life in America. “It was like how I felt when someone passed away,” museum president Nancy Yao Maasbach said of her first thoughts upon hearing of the fire at…MORE

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president on Saturday, nine days from the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. “Elizabeth Warren will push an unequal America in the right direction,” the headline of the endorsement reads. The editorial board called Warren “the best leader for these times,” and said she “is not…MORE

US soldier dies in Syria, Defense Department says

US soldier dies in Syria, Defense Department says

A US soldier has died in Syria, the US Defense Department announced Saturday. Army Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, from Wilmington, North Carolina, died Friday in Deir ez-Zor Province, Syria, according to a release by the department. Moore died “during a rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations,” and the incident is under investigation, according…MORE

Taylor Swift won’t attend the Grammys, source says

Taylor Swift won’t attend the Grammys, source says

Taylor Swift won’t be attending the Grammys on Sunday, a source close to the singer told CNN. While it’s not clear why the superstar will not be attending the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, she is still nominated for song of the year, best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album. Earlier this week, the…MORE