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  • Thai Web radio host jailed for insulting monarch

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai Web radio host was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, in the first verdict by a military court in cases involving alleged defamation of the country's monarchy. The court found Kathawut Boonpitak guilty of violating the lese majeste law, which punishes...

  • Fort Carson soldier relearned to walk after losing leg in Afghanistan

    By Michael S. Humphreys, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Capt. Michael Caspers will leave the Army one day, but he says he will do it on his terms and not before. The San Antonio native and Stryker company commander in Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team lost his lower right leg to an insurgent's bomb in Afghanistan three years ago. But...

  • Fort Carson contingent in Africa to help with Ebola outbreak

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    More than 160 Fort Carson soldiers have flown to Liberia, where they will build facilities to help battle Ebola, the post announced Monday. Troops from the 615th Engineer Company will bulldoze land for new clinics, improve roads and build bases for aid workers. They left Colorado...

  • NASA chief to headline U. of Michigan commencement

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The head of NASA will deliver the annual winter commencement speech at the University of Michigan. The university says Charles Bolden Jr. will give the address at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 in Ann Arbor. Bolden is the 12th administrator of NASA and the first...

  • Columbia VA holds claims workshop for veterans

    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Columbia regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a one-day workshop for veterans and their families to help them with claims and benefits. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday at the VA Regional Office at 6437 Garners Ferry Road....

  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson....

  • Air Force working to open last 7 jobs to women

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The Air Force's top boss said Monday she hopes to make all jobs in the service open to qualified women in the next year and a half. Seven jobs in the service are closed to women, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters during...

  • TV 'Millionaire' sentenced in extortion case

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who appeared as "the Beverly Hillbilly" on television's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" has been sentenced to three months in prison for trying to extort $2.5 million from a nuclear weapons plant. Prosecutors say Adam Winters in May emailed Babcock...

  • John Downey, judge and former POW, dies at 84

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — John T. Downey, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge, died Monday. He was 84. Downey was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and died at a hospice facility in Branford,...

  • Dems demand answers in State Dept. cyber-attack

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House oversight committee demanded answers Monday about a suspected cyber-attack that has shut down the State Department's unclassified email system. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Democratic lawmakers on the House Government Oversight Committee...

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