Andrea Lee rises again and wins Portland for 1st LPGA title
In a year of having to bounce back, Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and pulled away with five birdies on the back nine Sunday to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. Lee took the lead for good with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and then hit a superb bunker shot from left of the 17th green to save par and keep a two-shot lead. Lee drilled her approach to 15 feet and lagged her putt to within inches to tap in for the win.news.yahoo.com
Asian American attorney says she was passed up for promotions because of her race in federal lawsuit
An Asian American attorney based in Darien, Connecticut, has launched a federal lawsuit against her former employer for allegedly discriminating against her due to her race and sex. Michelle Lee, who worked at Darien-based Portfolio Advisors for about 15 years, claims she received “racialized comments” and “repeated sexual remarks and advances” from colleagues at the firm. “It's not right that a different standard applies to me as an Asian American woman I felt excluded and less than others, no matter how hard I worked or what I put up with,” Lee, a Yale Law School graduate, said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
BGC Week 1 Preview: Brandeis vs. O’Connor headlines three best games to stream Friday night
The Texas high school football season is upon us! KSAT 12's Andrew Cely breaks down the three biggest matchups to stream live on the BGC App Friday night, featuring Brandeis vs. O'Connor, Wagner vs. Liberty Hill and Sotomayor vs. LEE.
‘Rush Hour’ ignites wave of backlash over anti-Asian, anti-Black jokes
Twitter users are commenting on jokes from the iconic “Rush Hour” film franchise after one user proclaimed that the sequels are “so racist. Over the weekend, Twitter user @Lexisriches wrote about the sequels, and what started as a single tweet opened up an alley down memory lane where many users pulled up some jokes from the buddy cop film franchise that have not aged well. One of the scenes shared in @Lexisriches' thread, which has over 26,000 likes, is the iconic Hong Kong spa fight scene where LAPD Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) accidentally punches Hong Kong Detective Lee (Jackie Chan) in the face during the scuffle and tells him, “All y'all look alike.news.yahoo.com
Asian American-founded circus troupe say Silicon Valley exec left his $50,000 bill unpaid
An Asian American-founded circus group is raising funds to help make up for the $50,000 allegedly due to them since the height of the pandemic by a Silicon Valley executive. Dillman invited The Dahlias to perform for a friend’s birthday party, said Christine Lee, one of the four Asian American women who co-founded the circus troupe.news.yahoo.com
Revitalized National Juneteenth Museum to highlight meaning of the holiday: "It's a story about freedom"
For the past two decades, the museum has told the story of slavery and emancipation, and celebrated the accomplishments of African Americans throughout Texas — but now, it's about to make room for a bigger project.cbsnews.com
As economic worry grows, Democrats face weary Vegas voters
Democrats are trying to convince voters that their response to the pandemic paved the way for a more stable economy, particularly in a tourism-dependent city such as Las Vegas. But the apathy of voters, some of whom fault Democrats for not controlling inflation, endangers the slim Democratic control of the House. They’re not top of mind and thinking, ‘Oh, I got to go vote,’” said Horsford, who represents North Las Vegas. To get people to the polls, Democrats are telling anxious voters that they spearheaded the employment recovery over the past year. But not all Hispanic voters, who make up almost 30 percent of the Nevada electorate, are enthusiastic Democrats like Acosta.washingtonpost.com
Death toll keeps rising in Texas elementary school shooting: CBS News Flash May 25, 2022
The death toll has been growing in the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. At least 19 children and two adults were killed by an 18-year-old gunman, authorities say. CBS News projects Gov. Brian Kemp will win the GOP primary for his post over Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue. And CBS News projects that Herschel Walker, the Trump-endorsed former football star, will win the Republican nomination to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.news.yahoo.com
Suspect in murder of Christina Lee says too little evidence for his conviction: 'I’m not on camera touching her'
The suspect charged with the murder of Christina Yuna Lee does not believe the evidence against him is enough to put him away. Assamad Nash, the 25-year-old homeless suspect caught on surveillance camera following Lee into her building and found hiding under a bed at the murder scene, believes he cannot be jailed because there is no video of him killing Lee. “First of all, they gotta have me on camera killing her, I’m not on camera touching her at all,” Nash said in a 30-minute interview from Rikers Island with the New York Post.news.yahoo.com
Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress
Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Lee, a second-term state House member, lawyer and former labor organizer, comes from the party's progressive wing. Lee beat out second-place Steve Irwin, who was endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Party and backed by prominent Democrats from the county.news.yahoo.com
Governor: Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to resign
Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee is resigning her post as the state's top election official, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said Thursday. In a resignation letter, Lee, a Republican, said she would step down Monday and thanked the governor, who appointed her in 2019. "I am grateful for your support throughout my tenure, and I am honored to have been part of your vision for our state," she wrote in her resignation letter to DeSantis.news.yahoo.com
Embattled Medina Valley athletic director accuses community members of slander
The athletic director and head football coach of Medina Valley Independent School District is pushing back on allegations of erratic behavior and workplace bullying, accusing several people in the community of slander in letters sent by an attorney he has retained.
France set for presidential runoff election between Macron and LePen
French President Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a runoff after they both advanced Sunday in the first round of voting. CBS News correspondent Elaine Cobbe joins "CBS News Mornings" from Paris with more.news.yahoo.com
Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee banking more NCAA success
Sunisa Lee needed a respite from the exhausting, all-consuming world of elite gymnastics. The Olympic all-around champion who has her sights set on defending her title in Paris in 2024 has capitalized on her still-newfound fame with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars” among other endeavors. “Even without the NIL, I knew I wanted to go to college anyway just because I had to come find my love for the sport again,” Lee said.news.yahoo.com
NYC man accused of murdering Christina Yuna Lee pleads not guilty, says he was 'trying to help her'
Assamad Nash, the 25-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing 35-year-old Christina Yuna Lee last month, has been indicted on multiple felony charges without hate crime enhancements on Wednesday. Surveillance footage shows Nash following Lee into her apartment building at 111 Chrystie St. Soon afterward, neighbors heard Lee “calling for help” and pleading for someone to call 911 “over and over and over again.” The authorities, who responded at around 4:35 a.m., found Lee in her bathtub “bleeding from multiple wounds to her body.”news.yahoo.com
HIGHLIGHTS: Clark’s Croley, Johnson’s Scott headline Region VII-6A Swimming Championships
Highlights and reaction from Josh Davis Natatorium, as high school swimmers from around the San Antonio area competed in the 2022 UIL Region VII-6A Swimming & Diving Championships looking to punch their tickets to this year's state meet in Austin.
LEE boys soccer defeats Jersey Village 2-0, returns to UIL State championship game
Julian Sanchez tallied a goal and an assist, as the LEE Volunteers defeated Jersey Village in the UIL Class 6A State semifinals on Tuesday night, punching their tickets to the championship game for the second time in the last three seasons.
There aren't enough substitute teachers to step in when coronavirus keeps Texas teachers out of the classroom
When high school teacher Jennifer Lee came down with COVID-19-induced pneumonia during winter break, first-year teacher Hana Oglesby-Hendrix “adopted” her class. Texas school districts, like those across the country, are having trouble keeping their classrooms staffed as teachers stay home for COVID-related quarantine or isolation and the well of substitute teachers is drier than in past years. In Texas, each school district or region sets requirements for hiring substitute teachers, which may not include a teaching certificate or bachelors degree. Some Texas districts are also increasing pay and lowering requirements to attract more substitutes, according to local news reports. Substitute teachers are especially hard to come by in rural districts without the added problem of a pandemic.
Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple. Pearls had a strong fashion showing, in line with a social media campaign that had inauguration watchers donning strands in support and celebration of Harris. “If there’s a message to be taken from today’s inauguration fashion, it’s that those who attended are signaling faith in unity and bipartisanship, as well as restoring truth and trust,” Torgerson said. Another inauguration fashion star on Twitter was Nikolas Ajagu, the husband of Harris' niece, Meena Harris. It was updated on January 21, 2021, to correct the fact that Meena Harris is Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece, not her sister.
Don’t fall for fake vaccine scams, FBI warns
In the coming weeks, FBI special agents want everyone to look out for schemes offering fake vaccines. “The FBI has been closely following scams connected with the COVID pandemic,” said FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee. Like Lee, Croft warns about the red flags that may appear through a website, text message, email or a phone call. “I promise you, nobody will ever ask you in advance to pay in advance for a vaccine,” Croft said. You can report vaccine scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov or your local FBI field office, which can be located at www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices.
Online predators take advantage of people during the holidays, FBI warns
SAN ANTONIO – ‘Tis the season for giving, and local FBI special agents say online predators are ready to take advantage of unsuspecting people. “We really have kind of a perfect storm in front of us,” said FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee. As consumers shop online for holiday gifts, Lee warns about websites offering fake deals. When you get an alleged deal in the form of a text or email, Lee said if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. “Families being apart and maybe having lost loved ones due to COVID and being lonely and looking for companionship online,” Lee said.
'Esports is built on community’: St. Mary’s University hopes to create more diversity in competitive gaming program
SAN ANTONIO – Competitive video gaming, otherwise known as esports, is considered one of the fastest-growing sports globally. St. Mary’s University launched its Rattler esports program this year. Head coach of the program, Kaitlin Teniente, said Black and Latino students are often underrepresented because of lack of accessibility. However, the university hopes to bridge the divide by providing scholarships to future students who are people of color. “The idea is that these scholarships would help us, in turn, recruit that kind of student to bring them into the program,” Teniente said.
Mirim Lee wins a stunner in a playoff at the ANA Inspiration
Chiu)RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Mirim Lee chipped in three times Sunday, the last one for eagle on the final hole that got her into a three-way playoff at the ANA Inspiration that she won on the first extra hole with a birdie. Her birdie putt missed on the left side. Lee hit 5-wood just over the back of the putting surface, chipped to 5 feet and made the winner. The Canadian took her only lead on the 12th hole when Korda made bogey, and it didn't last long. Henderson's 8-foot birdie putt curled in the left side of the cup on No.
'Mighty mice' stay musclebound in space, boon for astronauts
But the eight genetically engineered mighty mice launched with double the muscle maintained their bulk. Their muscles appeared to be comparable to similar mighty mice that stayed behind at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. In addition, eight normal mice that received mighty mouse treatment in space returned to Earth with dramatically bigger muscles. His next step: possibly sending more mighty mice to the space station for an even longer stay. Three NASA astronauts looked after the space mice, performing body scans and injections: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, who performed the first all-female spacewalk last fall, and Andrew Morgan.
A terminally ill rescue dog became a police K-9 for a day
(CNN) -- Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K9. His owner, Kristi Kesler, worked with Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue to come up with bucket list for the dog she lovingly calls "Eddie Spaghetti." Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K9. "These people who've really stepped up and said we want to make a difference in this dog's life — it's meant the world to know that people still do care," Kesler told KAPP. Officer Lee told KAPP that she wants Eddie's story to shed light on the fact that dumping animals is not the answer.