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  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia

    Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia
    Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback. From its pedestal at the end of a...
  • Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'

    Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'
    The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
  • Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Military Coup

    Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following Thursday's military coup. Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted the following statement on their website regarding the news: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert...
  • Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
  • Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
  • Thai coup holds promise of democracy

    In the millennium of Thai history, the distinction between civilian and military servant of the king has barely existed. Certainly for five centuries generals became ministers and ministers became generals. Since 1932, the Royal Thai Army has always had...
  • Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

     Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes
    The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
  • Search planes spot what may be a door from missing Malaysia jet

    BEIJING — Vietnamese aircraft searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet spotted what authorities said may be a door from the plane and boats were attempting to reach the debris early Monday. As about 40 ships and more than 20 airplanes...
  • Missing jet's travelers with stolen passports show no terror links

    Missing jet's travelers with stolen passports show no terror links
    BEIJING -- The passengers traveling on stolen passports on the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were Iranians who authorities believe were trying to migrate to Europe. Malaysian Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar on Tuesday told reporters...
  • Malaysia denies report on missing jet's errant course

    Malaysia denies report on missing jet's errant course
    BEIJING — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grew more puzzling Tuesday as reports suggested the plane may have veered more than 300 miles west of its intended flight path and flew lower and longer than previously thought....