PATTANI, Thailand (AP) - Officers say four marines have been killed when a homemade bomb exploded as they were inspecting it at a base in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.
Capt. Somkiat Ponprayun says the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit believed they had defused the device, which was found Monday along a road in Bacho district in Narathiwat province.
He says officers also found a banner with a message against ongoing peace talks between the government and the insurgents.
Somkiat said the marines took the bomb to their base to study it, and it then exploded. He said it may have had a second triggering device.
Four marines were killed and six others were injured in the blast.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three southernmost provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.
Actress Reese Witherspoon says she is "deeply embarrassed" about her actions.
The Oscar winning actress and her husband were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia early Friday.
"I'm not going to comment on that since that's fresh."
Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was pulled over and charged with drunk driving. Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car during her husband's field sobriety test.
Witherspoon did not stop to talk to reporters as she walked the red carpet in New York Sunday night - for the premiere of her new film "Mud." Her co-star Matthew McConaughey was asked for his thoughts. "I'm not going to comment on that since that's fresh."
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police say five people are dead in a shooting at an apartment complex south of Seattle, including a suspect who was shot by officers responding to the chaotic scene.
Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock says officers responded to a 9:30 p.m. Sunday emergency call in Federal Way of shots being fired.
Arriving police spotted two injured men on the ground in a parking lot and one of them reached for a gun as the officers moved in to assist them.
Schrock says officers then opened fire. The man was killed but it wasn't immediately clear if it was from police gunfire.
The other man one the ground and another man in the parking lot were found dead.
In a search of the complex, police found yet another man dead in one apartment and a slain woman in another.
There was no immediate word what set off the gunfire.