Thailand crackdown

BANGKOK - Since the military took over the Thai government in May 2014, dissenters have been handed as much as 60-year sentences for insulting the monarchy.

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy likely added jobs at a steady pace in August and the unemployment rate probably fell to a near 7-1/2-year low of 5.2 percent, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve to consider a September interest rate hike.

Migrants protest at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Migrants scuffle with Hungary police

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.  Full Article 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stands at a window looking out to the South Lawn as President Barack Obama and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi talk to reporters after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington April 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Biden says undecided on White House run

ATLANTA - Vice President Joe Biden said he is still trying to determine whether he has the emotional energy to mount a White House bid in 2016 but cannot say yet whether he will.  Full Article 

In this file photo, Thai soldiers guard the Army Club in Bangkok on May 22, 2014 during a meeting of rival political factions chaired by army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who later that day announced he was seizing power. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files

Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time

BANGKOK - A recent 60-year sentence, the harshest of its kind in Thailand's history, is part of a dramatic rise in arrests for offending the dignity of the monarch. The crackdown has been enabled by sweeping powers the military granted itself after a May 2014 coup.  Full Article 

A man wearing a fedora hat looks at his phone in a courtyard with a water feature (rear) in New York November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Warrants required to track cellphones

WASHINGTON - Prosecutors and some federal law enforcement agencies will need to obtain a search warrant to use devices that track cellphone location.  Full Article 

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