Southwest Journalist

Thailand tourism industry adapts to coup, curfew

Alicia Balog

May 27, 2014

JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press BANGKOK — When Thailand’s military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country’s infamous “Half Moon” Festival. Not a soldier was in sight on the white sands of K...

Federal forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

Alicia Balog

May 27, 2014

MEGHAN BARR Associated Press NEW YORK — A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an anticipated El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they urged Americans to be prepared and warned...

North Dakota tornado injures 9, destroys trailer camp

Alicia Balog

May 27, 2014

  JOSH WOOD Associated Press WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A rare North Dakota tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch packed winds that peaked at 120 mph, the ...

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