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  • Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king. The punishment is the latest manifestation of an intensified crackdown on alleged criticism of...

  • 2 men rescued from sinking boat in Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued two men after their boat began sinking in the Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard officials got a call around 3 p.m. Sunday reporting that two men were on board a sinking boat near the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse near Annapolis. Coast Guard...

  • UK outlines new counterterrorism measures

    Updated: 15 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities are outlining a new set of counterterrorism measures, including a ban on insurance companies reimbursing ransom payments. The bill to be outlined Monday by Home Secretary Theresa May reinforces Britain's long-held position that there should be no ransom...

  • Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

    Updated: 16 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips has denied he played any role in making them. Investigation records say his DNA was found on the underside of an adhesive sticker used to alter one of the phony chips, but previously undisclosed...

  • Surfer missing off beach south of San Francisco

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching for a surfer last seen in the water off Pacifica south of San Francisco. The Coast Guard said in a statement Sunday night that it launched a helicopter and boat from its San Francisco sector just before 5 p.m. after a...

  • Crew docks at International Space Station

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian capsule roared into the...

  • Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. ___ AUG. 9 — Brown and a companion, both black, are confronted by an officer as they walk back to Brown's home from a convenience store....

  • SD group sponsoring farming training for veterans

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and their families is sponsoring scholarships for a farmer and rancher training program. The Farmer Veteran Coalition is offering the financial assistance for the 10-session training program that will take place...

  • VA cancels contract with St. Cloud wind turbine

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated the contract for a wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. The turbine has sat idle since it was erected in 2011. On Friday, the VA said it was terminating an agreement with the lead contractor on the...

  • Coast Guard aids fishing vessel off Maine coast

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Coast Guard crews by air and sea and a good Samaritan came to the rescue of a flooded fishing vessel off the Maine coast. The Coast Guard's Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine received a distress call just after 5 a.m. Sunday from the crew...