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Thai military seizes power in coup, imposes curfew

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, scrapping the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears of a violent showdown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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80 US Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have begun their mission in Chad to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Police: Man stole bread truck, made deliveries

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery's owner said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Obama vows fix to veterans' health care troubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Senate set to vote on $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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AP Exclusive: Air Force security failed nuke test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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House poised to pass curbs on NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to take the first significant step to change the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, a compromise bill that is displeasing many civil liberties activists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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