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2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

Explosions wound 10 in southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Tongsuk Jaranpong says the militants set off an improvised bomb in a garbage can in the city of …

4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …

The Math That Saved Apollo 13 Just Sold For $388,375

The Lunar Module Systems Activation Checklist Book from the Apollo 13 mission was sold at auction last night. Anyone else think the winning bidder got a good deal?     The handwritten numbers are part of the calculations made by Apollo 13 Commander James Lovell, just two hours after a …

Double Take ‘Toons: Ledger-Domain : NPR

Massey Energy owned and ran the Upper Big Branch mine when 29 coal miners were killed in an explosion on April 5, 2010. From the start, many, like John Cole, accused the company of putting safety last. Randy Bish responds to a report that the company actively hid known dangers …

Jury: Feel Free to Spit on Shirley Phelps

A Fayette County man is acquitted of a battery charge after spitting on a member of the controversial organization that came to West Virginia to demonstrate during the days following the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion. The jury in Charleston Municipal Court found Billy Spade of Hico not-guilty of the …

The Geek-Kings of Smut

The Geek-Kings of Smut After once being the best thing that ever happened to porn, the Internet is now wreaking havoc: destroying some fortunes, making bigger ones, and serving as a stimulus plan, in more ways than one. For one brief moment here at the 2011 Adult Video Awards in …