(Reuters) - An exchange student from China who recently arrived in the United States has drowned in a swimming pool belonging to his Southern California host family, police said on Thursday. The family found the 16-year-old student at the bottom of their backyard pool in Anaheim on Wednesday evening and called police, Anaheim Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Bob Dunn said. The death was the latest blow to strike California's Chinese community, after a graduate student from China attending the University of Southern California was fatally beaten last month.
Poor U.S. households are the hardest hit by tariffs on imports that push up the price of goods from fruit to furniture, according to research from the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Households earning less than $20,000 a year are hit twice as hard as households earning more than $150,000, and almost twice as hard as households earning $100,000 to $150,000. The biggest squeeze was due to cigarettes and other tobacco products, which have tariffs of close to 90 percent and account for a much higher share of poor households' shopping budget than rich households'. "But often forgotten is the impact of the U.S. tariff structure on the wallets of American consumers when they visit shopping malls and have to pay a higher price for the goods they purchase." For example, tobacco made up 1.3 percent of consumption for the poorest households, on less than $5,000 a year, compared to 0.2 percent for the richest households.
KENT, Wash. (AP) — A woman who told police she set fire to her husband because shooting him would be too nice pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence assault, the King County prosecutor's office said.
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant from Mexico will take refuge on Thursday in an Arizona church that offered her sanctuary, unless the federal government offers her a chance to stay in the United States, her attorney said. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is due to be deported on Friday. On Wednesday she applied for a stay that would allow her to remain in the country temporarily, said Margot Cowan, a local immigration attorney who is helping her. The longtime Tucson resident was identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials after a traffic stop, detained by Border Patrol agents and later released, Cowan said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass was homeless and had recently left mental treatment ordered after at least seven past attempts to sneak aboard flights, officials said.