'Over The Moon' star, director thrilled to make major Netflix movie based on Chinese legend
The chance to star in a major movie based on a Chinese legend like Netflix’s “Over The Moon” left actress Cathy Ang, well, over the moon.The animated film sees Ang voice a young girl named Fei Fei who builds a rocket ship to travel to space and meet the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e.Ang, who has Chinese Filipina heritage, remembers learning about Chang’e as a kid growing up in Cupertino, California, and is thrilled to introduce a new twist on the story to a large audience.“I was just very excited to be able to share such a part of my heritage and tradition through a mainstream media platform,”...
New York Daily News
Seattle-area movie theaters reopened from COVID closures last weekend. Here's what it's like to return to the multiplex
SEATTLE — A few hours before I drove to the Cinemark at Lincoln Square in Bellevue last Sunday, my editor forwarded a disconcerting email from a reader dismayed by “beyond horrifying” COVID precautions at another Seattle-area movie theater.According to the email, attendees at a recent “Tenet” matinee at Pacific Place were allowed to choose seats without regard for their assigned spots or social distancing; the reader moved four times to avoid sitting in front of, behind or next to another moviegoer.Grant from Capitol Hill did not mince words in his review.“For an organization that hasn’t seen ...
The Seattle Times
Ann McFeatters: Laying the facts out for undecided voters
About 5% of likely voters will not decide whether to vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump until the last few days or even hours before they cast their ballots. These are factors they are considering.Biden helped the Obama administration lead the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2008, orchestrating the auto bailout that saved thousands of American jobs. Unemployment declined but wages did not recover, leaving millions of middle-class Americans frightened and angry about the future.Trump decided that a massive tax cut for large corporations and the wealthy would lead to trickle-down r...
Tribune News Service
An international flying squirrel trafficking ring has been busted in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A group of poachers set 10,000 traps and captured about 3,600 wild flying squirrels in Florida before putting them on an exotic pet pipeline that sent the animals to Asia.That’s according to Florida wildlife officials who announced Monday that seven people have been arrested after a 19-month investigation.The total retail value of the squirrels on the international pet market is believed to be over $1 million, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.The investigation was launched in January 2019 after a tipster made a complaint to the commission about...
Looking beyond smartphones; Qualcomm launches new tech for 5G network gear
SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm is best known for making processors that power the cellular connection in smartphones. But with the emergence of faster 5G technologies, the company now plans to broaden its reach with a new lineup of chips and software for 5G network gear.At its 5G Summit event on Tuesday, Qualcomm announced that it would offer technologies for virtualized and interoperable network architectures that are expected to take hold with the continued rollout of 5G.While Qualcomm used to build network gear, it sold that business years ago to focus on mobile devices. Today, European firms Ericsso...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Trump says in Pa. rally that US is 'rounding the turn' on pandemic as coronavirus cases spike
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night once again said the coronavirus pandemic is nearing its end, an assertion he has made for months that is flatly contradicted by rising case counts.We’re “rounding the turn on the pandemic,” Trump said as he rallied before cheering supporters in Erie, one of the most hotly contested and symbolically weighted parts of Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania has averaged 1,460 new cases a day over the past seven days, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer analysis, the highest since mid-April.“If we win Pennsylvania, we win the whole thing,” Trump said, pointing to the st...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Invasive species of jellyfish seen off three North Carolina beaches, experts say
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jellyfish native to the other side of the world have been seen off multiple North Carolina beaches, prompting some experts to tell beachgoers to kill the invasive species if the opportunity arises.White-spotted jellyfish were seen three times between Wrightsville Beach and Beaufort during a two-week span this fall, the nonprofit Science by the Sea said earlier this month.“Be on the lookout for this invasive species,” the group said in a Facebook post. “Feel free to scoop them out of the water and deposit on land if you see one. … This species has detrimental impacts to our lo...
The Charlotte Observer
GM to invest billions in Michigan plants, converts another plant to EV
DETROIT — General Motors said Tuesday it is investing $2 billion in six U.S. assembly plants and will be converting its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant to become the company’s third factory to build electric vehicles.As part of that, GM said it will build the Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV at Spring Hill Assembly. GM presently builds the Cadillac XT5, XT6 SUVs and the GMC Acadia SUV at Spring Hill. It also makes a variety of engines used across GM’s lineup.GM said the plant will continue to make the XT5 and XT6 plus the electric Lyriq, which goes on sale first in China and then in the Unit...
Detroit Free Press
It's harder to vote in Texas than any other state, election experts say; here's why
FORT WORTH, Texas — Voters have a harder time casting ballots in Texas than any other state, election experts say.The “cost of voting” analysis that ranks Texas lowest in the U.S. factors in registration deadlines, automatic voter registration, voter ID laws, early voting and mail-in voting. Political experts at Northern Illinois University, Jacksonville University and Wuhan University in China first released the analysis in 2018 and updated it for the current presidential election year. It will be published in the Election Law Journal.“State policies that impact the cost of voting are not the...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mark Bradley: Did the Braves choke? No. Will they be back? Oh, yes indeed.
This one hurts worse than most, worse maybe than any since 1996. This wasn’t a Braves’ team that fell at the first hurdle. It beat the Reds, which some weren’t sure it would. It swept the Marlins. It surged ahead of the best team in baseball 3-1 in the NLCS, which put these Braves one game from the World Series, and we all know how long it had been since the Braves had graced either event.(Last NLCS — 2001. Lost 4-1 to Arizona. Last World Series — 1999. Swept by the Yankees.)So this, if not new, was definitely different. These Braves looked for all the world as if they could … go … all … the …...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution