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Odds and Ends – April 10, 2019

Boo light special? Market defends self against ghost claim Wilmington, Mass. (AP) - A New England supermarket chain is spiriting away rumors that one of...

Loud motorcyclists fined on Soi Khopai

Three bikers were fined 1,000 baht each for having loud motorcycles in a South Pattaya crackdown. Pol. Lt. Col. Saranpong Maithongkulthorn led the team of...

Nongprue homes flooded after storm

Homes on Soi Mabyailia 43 were damaged by flooding after a storm hit Nongprue April 7. One homeowner’s property, dogs and chickens were floating after...

Miss Grand Chonburi April 25 at Terminal 21

Chonburi will select its representative to the Miss Grand Thailand beauty pageant April 25 at Terminal 21 Pattaya. Nanyapat Kotchasan, director of the Miss Grand...

‘Fake’ Botticelli work turns out to be from artist’s studio

London (AP) — Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from...

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

Laguna Woods, Calif. (AP) - The group of white-haired folks - some pushing walkers, others using canes - arrive right on time at the...

School lessons targeted by climate change doubters

Hartford, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students...

Toyota robot can’t slam dunk but shoots a mean 3-pointer

Tokyo (AP) - It can’t dribble, let alone slam dunk, but Toyota’s basketball robot hardly ever misses a free throw or a 3-pointer. The 207-centimeter...

Swedish superstars ABBA: New song later this year

Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) — ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus says fans can expect a new song “in September or October” from the four-member Swedish pop group...

Latest Stories

Girlfriend held for stabbing death of jealous lover

The girlfriend of a jealous Chanthaburi construction worker is being held for killing her lover who beat her after she went out with friends...

Chonburi police chief plays DJ for Songkran

Chonburi’s police chief wowed Songkran revelers when he took over as deejay on Pattaya’s “wan lai” party. Pol. Maj. Gen. Nantachart Suppamongkol was joined by...

3 killed on roads in Pattaya area over Songkran

Three motorists died in the Pattaya area during Songkran’s “seven dangerous days” on the roads. Deputy District Chief Chawat Theptat said all three fatalities reported...

Pattaya deputy mayor pays for Naklua bridge steps

Pattaya’s deputy mayor used his own funds to pay for construction of new steps at the Naklua long bridge. Banlue Kullavanijaya admitted that bureaucratic red...

Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being...