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Thailand probes hospitals for missing cold drugs

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are investigating hospitals in connection with the diversion of cold medicine that could be used in making the illegal stimulant methamphetamine. The Department of Special Investigation on Monday announced the establishment of a task force to investigate 11 public hospitals and 11 private hospitals, clinics …

Bogota’s vaunted transit system in distress

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Bogota’s eco-friendly mass transit system has been widely emulated around the globe, so urban planners were dismayed when a protest by frustrated commuters turned into a free-for-all that nearly paralyzed Colombia’s capital. Anger over the TransMilenio system’s overcrowded, deteriorated state was behind last week’s protest, which …