Turning point in Thailand: Queen's brush with protest

A defining moment in Thailand’s growing protest movement started with the unannounced arrival of a champagne-colored Rolls Royce stretch limousine on a Bangkok street. When Queen Suthida&rsqu...

Buffalo Bills apply to trademark fan base's Mafia nickname

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Mafia is becoming legitimate in Buffalo — the Bills Mafia that is. The Bills last week filed an application to trademark the fan base’s adopted nickname...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsu...

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from ongoing anti-government protests. ...

Pakistan police arrest son-in-law of exiled former premier

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police arrested the son-in-law of the country's exiled former Nawaz Sharif on Monday after he led a crowd in chanting against the military at the tomb of the country...

After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road

BEIRUT (AP) — A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide mo...

Thailand's young pro-democracy protesters challenge military and monarchy

When Thailand's premier, Prayut Chan-o-cha, declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Thursday morning, it was supposed to be the final warning shot towards the pro-democracy protest movement. ...

'I want freedom': Thais mass to defy protest ban

From shops, offices and schools they spilled onto a Bangkok street in their tens of thousands, voicing shock and anger and above all defiance. Thailand’s government had announced emergency me...

Broadway reaches for normalcy with Tony Award nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's coronavirus-shortened season is getting an awards process that reflects this tumultuous year — incomplete, seemingly unfair and filled with loss. Nominati...

Thailand: Protesters march on government offices in Bangkok

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators gathered at the Thai capital's Democracy Monument on Wednesday to demand the resignation of ex-army chief turned prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha. &quo...

Japan's 'yami kawaii' culture breaks down mental health barriers

To the outside observer, the "yami kawaii" subculture of Japanese fashion can be unsettling, disturbing. It brings together the cute pinks and pastels of more mainstream "kawaii culture...

Philly Special? Don't expect Brady to bring it up to Foles

Philly Special. OK, we got that out of the way. Now don't expect Tom Brady to bring it up if he chats with Nick Foles before Tampa Bay's game with Chicago on Thursday ...

From Communist cadre to Coca-Cola rep: An East German story

BERLIN (AP) — A few miles from the former Berlin Wall, Frank Mader reflects on a life divided between East and West, a tale of two halves that don't fit neatly together but which captures the twists a...

Group: Egypt police arbitrarily arrest, torture LGBT people

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent human rights group Thursday accused Egyptian police of arbitrarily arresting and torturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and urged authorities to end prosecut...

Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

CAIRO (AP) — An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human ...