Ptarmigan fire forces evacuations in Summit County

A wildfire burning outside Silverthorne has prompted evacuations Monday evening, emergency management officials said. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuations for the Hamilton Creek neighborhood, which contains roughly 291 homes, while Angler Mountain Ranch is under pre-evacuation notice. The Ptarmigan fire is burning between 25 and 30 acres, Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons said during […]

Myanmar forces kill scores in deadliest day since coup

As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month’s coup. The online news site Myanmar Now reported late Saturday that the death toll had reached 114. […]

US special forces veteran arrested for espionage

A former US special forces captain has been arrested on charges of espionage, the US Department of Justice says. Peter Debbins is alleged to have passed classified information to the Russian military intelligence agency (GRU) over a period of more than 10 years. A DoJ press release says during several visits to Russia in the […]

China to train forces in martial arts

China has said it is moving 20 martial art trainers to the Tibetan plateau to train its forces. No official reason for the decision has been given, but it comes after at least 20 Indian troops were killed in clashes with Chinese border forces. Under an agreement dating back to 1996, neither side carries guns […]