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Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

A multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, but critics say the show is out of step with political tensions. The large-scale celebrations … Continue reading

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12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine base

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials at the Marine Corps’ training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed. The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2oKf3TG) that documents obtained through … Continue reading

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5 Things To Know About The Military Diet

Want to lose weight fast and believe you have the discipline of a solider? Try the three-day Military Diet that promises a 10-pound weight loss if it’s followed carefully. But you can’t follow it more than three days and you can’t stray … Continue reading

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SE Asian summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance

By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) – Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in … Continue reading

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Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS: Erdogan

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State jihadist group’s de-facto capital of Raqa in Syria into a “graveyard” for the extremists, the Turkish president said on Saturday. The Turkish government is … Continue reading

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The Latest: NKorea says its missiles target US mainland

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 11:35 a.m. North Korea’s state media has reiterated the country’s goal of developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama reveals why she held back tears at Trump's inauguration

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed the reason behind her now-infamous “side-eye” during Donald Trump’s inauguration: She was holding back tears. “I didn’t want to have tears in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of … Continue reading

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The Latest: Judge orders evidence preserved from execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state’s supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A federal judge has granted a … Continue reading

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6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGS

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted, Philippine and US authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which shook the southern region of … Continue reading

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The Latest: Friends say elderly California woman was hero

Lloyd Miller talks about the death of his neighbor, Fusako Petrus, Friday, April 28, 2017, in North Highlands, Calif. Petrus, 86, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death during a morning walk around the track with a friend, Wednesday. Neven … Continue reading

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