• Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power. The government of former army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha had faced growing...

  • Woodland Park man, and 'ponies,' to ride 1,000 miles for combat vets

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    When it comes to life on the trail, former Green Beret Ray Knell relies on his team: three mules and a horse named Mustang Sally. The ponies - as the burly, bearded Afghanistan War veteran calls them - do more than pull their weight, and they seem to take his chatter in stride. And...

  • Coast Guard helicopter rescues 2 off the SC coast

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two boaters are safe after being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter about a dozen miles off the South Carolina coast southeast of McClellanville. The Coast Guard says it was notified about 4 p.m. Tuesday that a 17-foot pleasure craft with a man and woman...

  • Cadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Duke

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team. It's not as big of a role that older brothers Miles and Mason once played...

  • Iraqi defense minister declares a 'magnificent victory' over the Islamic State group in Tikrit

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi defense minister declares a 'magnificent victory' over the Islamic State group in Tikrit.

  • Homeland security head to attend cadets' memorial service

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Dignitaries including the commandant of the Coast Guard and secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plan to attend the memorial service for two Coast Guard cadets from the Republic of Georgia killed in an automobile accident last month. First...

  • House panel moves bill on Alaska Code of Military Justice

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A House panel has moved a bill to update the state's Code of Military Justice, although much of the work is expected to be undertaken this summer. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday moved a code of military justice bill after amending it...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 1

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FORMER POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED FOR AIDING DRUG DEALER A former Titusville police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for participating in a drug deal. U.S. District Judge...

  • UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives. The recapture of parts of...

  • US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort to depart Va. waters

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will sail away from Norfolk this week for a six-month mission to Central and South America and the Caribbean. During the mission, the Comfort will visit Barbados, Belize, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica and Panama,...

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