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Anti-Asian hate crimes bill passes US Senate

New law would require the US Department of Justice to focus on prosecuting hate crimes amid surge in attacks.The United States Senate passed a bill Thursday to combat the rise of hate crimes against Asians during the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for enactment of major new anti-hate-crime law. The

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Drought in Mexico reaches critical levels as lakes dry up

Authorities fear that once-thriving bodies of water that served surrounding communities may turn into dusty plains.Drought conditions now cover 85 percent of Mexico, and residents of the nation’s central region said Thursday that lakes and reservoirs are simply drying up, including the country’s second-largest body of freshwater. The mayor of

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