| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:04 PM
The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States.
| Apr 17, 2015
| 12:36 PM
In 1979, Sarintip "Jazz" Singsanong showed up in Los Angeles with a suitcase and all of $200 to her name. Twenty-seven years later, in 2006, she and her brother Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee, the eldest of the 12 children, took over Jitlada, a long-...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:46 PM
A former Connecticut National Guard member and Army veteran has been reported missing in Thailand. Joshua Devine's sister, Jennifer Bakowski of Enfield and mother, Marie Major of Manchester, are traveling to Thailand to help in the search.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared.
Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 2:47 AM
BERLIN — Winter 2015 at Brian Ford's home has consisted of arctic temperatures, snow measured in feet, constant shoveling.
His winter since late January: 90-plus tropical heat, poison vipers, dog packs, daily 25-40-mile treks. No snow, but heat...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 8:00 AM
If you or your child is heading abroad for spring break, the State Department has just the website for you: studentsabroad.state.gov. It's part of State's larger website and focuses on practical information (applying for a passport) while also...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:42 PM
At first the men filtered in by twos and threes, hearing whispers of a possible rescue.
Then, as the news rippled around the island, hundreds of weathered former and current slaves with long, greasy hair and tattoos streamed from their trawlers, down...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Thai wildlife protection officers say they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there.
About 50 officials from the...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Pok Pok Phat Thai is the first Los Angeles outpost of Andy Ricker, the American-born chef who has built a small Thai food empire in Portland, Ore., and New York. It is a small counter built into the Chinatown mall storefront where the chicken pho dive...