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Police confront Thai protesters

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Police confront Thai protesters

After a week of using soft-gloved tactics against antigovernment demonstrators, the Thai police aggressively stepped up their defense of government buildings in Bangkok on Monday, firing a hail of rubber bullets and tear gas and using water cannons. Despite the police pressuring the thousands of protesters to go home as Thailand enters its peak tourism season, the main demonstration leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, dug in his heels, prolonging the grinding standoff, the nation's deepest civil unrest in three years. A criminal court issued an arrest warrant for Suthep on charges of rebellion, which is punishable by death or life in prison. He and other protesters have set the ambitious goal of ridding the country of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her influential political family.

Concord, N.H.

Man gets 39 years in hepatitis outbreak

A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C by contaminating their syringes.

Prosecutors said that while David Kwiatkowski was working in several states, including New Hampshire, Kansas and Maryland, he injected himself with syringes of fentanyl, a powerful painkiller, then filled them with saline and put them back into circulation for patients.

Kwiatkowski, 34, was arrested last year. Forty-six people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries.

Miami

Gitmo judge allows photos of suspect

A military judge has ordered the prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, to let defense attorneys photograph scars on the ankles and wrists of the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, to preserve evidence in his death penalty case.

But Army Col. James Pohl made clear in his ruling, unsealed last week, that the public may never see the images that defense lawyers consider proof that the CIA tortured him in years of secret custody where U.S. agents waterboarded Mohammed 183 times.

Pohl also allowed photos to be taken of co-defendant Walid bin Attash, who says he has injuries.

Las Cruces, N.M.

Train derailment kills 3 railroad workers

Authorities are investigating the cause of a freight train derailment in southern New Mexico that killed three railroad employees when the train's locomotive plunged 40 feet down a ravine.

State Police spokesman Emmanuel Gutierrez said it's unknown what caused Saturday afternoon's derailment near the community of Bayard, about 75 miles northwest of Las Cruces.

The employees were identified as Donald White, 38, Steven Corse, 60, Ann Thompson, 50.

No other people were on the train, which was operated by Southwest Railroad Inc.

Elsewhere

Honolulu: A kayak fisherman died Monday after a shark attack off Maui, local officials said. Maui County police identified the man as Patrick Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash.

Honduras: The electoral court will recount vote tally sheets from the Nov. 24 presidential election after receiving a fraud complaint from second-place candidate Xiomara Castro, court president David Matamoros said Monday.

Afghanistan: The number of aid workers killed in Afghanistan has more than tripled this year, making the country by far the most dangerous place in the world for relief work, according to data from U.N. officials.

Times wires

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12/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:24am]
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