Ever heard of Sing Peak in Yosemite National Park? Turns out, it has nothing to do with music. It honors the park's Chinese immigrant past — and an amazing backcountry chef named Tie Sing. A park ranger at Yosemite did some digging and unearthed the hidden history of Sing and the immigrants who helped create the park we know today.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
California is trying to get everyone to switch to reusable bags, becoming the first state to outright ban plastic bags and implement a 10-cent charge for the use of paper bags. Opponents, however, are vowing to get the ban reversed.
Nayomi Munaweera was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Nigeria — and then fled that country for the US after a coup. Now, she's published her first novel and recounts the difficulties of learning the ins and outs of teen life in Los Angeles, including her first encounters with hairspray.
In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.
Over the weekend, in Long Beach, Calif., a tournament featuring some larger-than-life competitors took place — the 14th annual US Sumo Open. Surprisingly, it's the biggest amateur sumo competition outside of Japan. So could sumo's time be arriving in the US?
Most of us never imagine our family photos will end up in, say, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Neither did the famous photographer Michael Jang. Then he realized the photos he took as a college student gave a rare glimpse of a Chinese American family growing up in the heyday of The Brady Bunch.
Signing up to interpret for the US military in Afghanistan was the beginning of a long, tragic journey for Mohammad Usafi. Because of his work, the Taliban killed his father and threatened his family. Now, he's living in California and hoping to get his relatives to safety as well.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
David Tran, the man who created Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha, has never advertised his hot sauce. Yet, that ubiquitous red bottle with the green cap can be seen in restaurants across the US. How'd it get so hot?
Primetime dramas in South Korea — known as K-Dramas — are filled with implausible story lines, complete with romantic twists and turns. They’ve been popular in Asia for years, but thanks to online streaming websites, they’re now gaining a cult-like following in the US.
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many consumers in the US remain concerned about radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean. One Seattle fisherman finally got his fish tested, and found what many scientists have also found: there's nothing to worry about.
When you are young, in love with an American and undocumented, the choices aren't very good. Many couples are either living apart or living in exile, because US law often bans a spouse who came here illegally for 5 to 20 years.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
One of the selling points of Huy Fong sriracha is that it's made from fresh chilis. But processing them in its factory in Irwindale, CA, has led those nearby to complain of irritating fumes. Now a judge has denied their request to stop chili processing at the factory.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the country that consumes the most chocolate per capita. The answer is Switzerland. Reporter Lonny Shavelson joined a chocolate lovers group in Berkeley, California, to find out which country has the best tasting chocolate.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its capital city, and the answer to the quiz, is Belo Horizonte. Damian Francis Wagner recently travelled there and sent an audio ?postcard?.
We've become accustomed to Chinese companies building our toys and electronics. But the Chinese are starting to build our large-scale infrastructure projects - bridges and railroads. The World's Jason Margolis has more.