• Thailand junta to replace martial law with absolute power

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is about to lift martial law. But make no mistake — 10 months after staging a coup, a military junta is still ruling the country, essentially with absolute power, and made clear this week it's not easing up yet. On Tuesday, the military-installed prime...

  • Person killed at NSA identified as transgender, friend says

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A friend of the driver killed in a confrontation at the entrance to the National Security Agency said the individual identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore. Twenty-seven-year-old Ricky Shawatza Hall was killed Monday when NSA police opened...

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

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    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: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    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: 1 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: 1 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: 3 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...

  • DC officer from Md. honored for bravery at Navy Yard

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A District of Columbia police officer from Ellicott City is getting a congressional medal for killing the Washington Navy Yard shooter in 2013. Rep. Elijah Cummings is leading a group of public officials Wednesday in Baltimore in awarding the Congressional Badge of...

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

    Updated: 3 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,...

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

    Updated: 5 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...

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