An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag during a march through streets in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand’s army declares martial law

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s army declared martial law in a surprise announcement in Bangkok before dawn on Tuesday, intensifying the turbulent nation’s deepening political crisis. The military, however, denied a coup d’etat was underway. The […]


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Paper balloon ceremony sends off bad luck

Thousands of paper-made balloons, powered by burning oil, rise into the evening sky in Chiang Mai province, some 580 kilometers (360 miles) north of Bangkok during the Loy Krathong Festival, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. During […]


Dressed in red, green and black hoodies, 852 Thai students gather together to break the Guinness World Record for forming the largest human Christmas tree in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

852 Thai children set human Christmas tree record

BANGKOK (AP) — Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit. One of the country’s largest […]


A motorcyclist looks at a damaged Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 at Sunvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Thai Airways skids off runway; 14 passengers hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Fourteen people were injured while evacuating the plane, […]



Torrance sailor to be honored at Saturday’s Dodger Game

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Navy Petty Officer Frank Blackman of Torrance will be honored as the Veteran of the Game Saturday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium at 6:10 p.m.


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Latest HIV vaccine doesn’t work; gov’t halts study

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government halted a large U.S. study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren’t preventing HIV infection.


Fiscal talks under way, Obama heads to SE Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is about to head off to Southeast Asia to showcase a foreign policy achievement in Myanmar and reinforce the U.S. role as a counterweight to China. The four-day trip […]



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