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Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

BANGKOK — A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.
'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

MIAMI — The 29-year-old Mexican farmworker was stressed and afraid. Her husband had just been detained by immigration authorities as he left a South Florida construction site and was about to be deported. She feared the same would soon happen to her.

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.
Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for offic
Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

GENEVA — A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics.

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea,
Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

WASHINGTON — A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest.
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete
Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

Hong Kong actress Kara Wai says she is ecstatic over receiving this year's Asian Film Awards' Excellence in Asian Cinema Award.
Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House.