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  • California man, 85, detained in North Korea since Oct. 26

    An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country. Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...
  • North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says

    North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says
    North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. “I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
  • Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities." 2. The...
  • FCC ban on in-flight cellphone calls may be lifted

    FCC ban on in-flight cellphone calls may be lifted
    That screaming baby may no longer be the most annoying thing on your flight. The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing fliers to make in-flight voice calls on their cellphones once the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The practice has long...
  • Review: Cast makes 'About Time' work in spite of time travel device

    Review: Cast makes 'About Time' work in spite of time travel device
    And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation. Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
  • Two admirals under investigation in Navy bribery scandal

    Two admirals under investigation in Navy bribery scandal
    Two Navy admirals have been put on leave and their access to classified material suspended while they are investigated as part of a bribery case involving services provided to U.S. ships in ports in the Asia-Pacific region, the Navy announced Friday....
  • North Korea is holding American; family fears for California man, 85

    North Korea is holding American; family fears for California man, 85
    The State Department on Friday said North Korea has confirmed it is detaining a U.S. citizen following reports that an 85-year-old man from Palo Alto was escorted off an outbound plane in Pyongyang last month. The confirmation, relayed by the Swedish...
  • Thailand protesters storm finance, foreign ministries

    Thailand protesters storm finance, foreign ministries
    NEW DELHI -- Blowing whistles and calling for the prime minister to resign, anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand’s finance and foreign ministries Monday, joining thousands who poured into the streets of the Thai capital of...
  • Thai premier survives no-confidence vote, but protests continue

    Thai premier survives no-confidence vote, but protests continue
    NEW DELHI – Thailand’s prime minister easily survived a no-confidence vote Thursday, but hundreds of protesters continued to besiege ministries in the capital as her embattled government sought a way out of its political crisis. Prime...
  • Thailand unrest grows as protesters attempt 'people's coup'

    Thailand unrest grows as protesters attempt 'people's coup'
    BANGKOK, Thailand – Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs trying to force their way into the prime minister’s complex and police headquarters, intensifying Thailand’s political crisis and...
  • U.S. offers condolences in shooting of teacher in Benghazi, Libya

    U.S. offers condolences in shooting of teacher in Benghazi, Libya
    BENGHAZI, Libya -- Relatively few Americans remained in this eastern Libyan city as street battles raged and Islamic militants made ever-bolder forays in recent weeks. But Ronnie Smith, a chemistry teacher at an English-language school, stayed on,...