KAMBON, Thailand - Here, in a village where electricity is still a novelty, they'll quickly tell you who was responsible for bringing change to this long-neglected corner of Thailand.
NEW DELHI - Indian movie star Salman Khan will face a fresh trial on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 11 years ago.
Police said that Khan drove his car into a group of people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002, killing one and injuring four.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors centre at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed "Herb's Hot Rod." When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words "Pearl Harbor Survivor," he coaxes her over.
"Come get a picture," Weatherwax says. Her family surrounds his scooter to pose for a snapshot and shake his hand.
WESTON, Fla. - A South Florida man used a crossbow to kill his wife and teenage son in their townhouse, tried to kill a second son who is a student at Florida State University and wound up dead in a motel bathroom, authorities said Wednesday.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the body of Pedro Jose Maldonado, 53, of Weston was found inside the motel room near Lake City. He apparently died by slitting his own throat, investigators said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A man accused of killing eight Mexican municipal government officials has been arrested and turned over to officials in that country, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Genaro Olaguez, 53, had been living at a relative's Sacramento home before his arrest Tuesday, Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Newsom said.
CAIRO - Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef said Wednesday that he'll take the military and the government at their word that they were not behind the decision to take his weekly television program off the air, but he said it still doesn't make them look "very nice."
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their own currency is in free fall. Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar's plunge, the government is going after the bearers of the bad news — it's taking down websites people use to track exchange rates on the black market.
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
TOKYO - Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world.
The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon said Thursday that she believes he would be happy to see his song "Imagine" used by WhyHunger and Hard Rock to raise support for their child nutrition and sustainable farming efforts in 22 countries.
MEXICO CITY - The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.
The matchup will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.
The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima.