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  • South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:26:24 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life.

  • The Latest: S.Korea's Park leaves court after start of trial

    Tue, 23 May 2017 04:50:45 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

  • Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

    Tue, 23 May 2017 04:31:10 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted.

  • Ex-South Korean President Park begins corruption trial

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:47:15 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In handcuffs, her eyes downcast, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday began a corruption trial that could send her to prison for life if she is convicted.

  • Man acknowledges trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

    Mon, 22 May 2017 23:55:53 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities say a California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to Russia.

  • Judge: Sound engineer can't publish unreleased Prince tracks

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:50:58 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar's work.

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:24:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed.

  • US probes whether Hyundai, Kia recalled engines fast enough

    Mon, 22 May 2017 19:52:07 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating whether Hyundai and Kia moved quickly enough to recall more than 1.6 million cars and SUVs because the engines can stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

  • New Jersey police allege gun company sold defective guns

    Mon, 22 May 2017 19:29:08 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey claims in a lawsuit that gun manufacturer Sig Sauer sold about $2 million worth of defective handguns to state police.

  • Ukrainian hacker sentenced in stolen news releases scheme

    Mon, 22 May 2017 19:08:51 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison.

  • Supreme Court rejects businesses' challenge to Michigan tax

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:41:49 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan.

  • Ousted South Korean president's graft trial begins Tuesday

    Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:40 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.

  • Ousted South Korean president's trial begins Tuesday

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:07:26 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.

  • President's scandal has Brazilians pondering new government

    Sat, 20 May 2017 04:04:33 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Many Brazilians are already looking ahead to the likelihood of a new government after two days of corruption allegations battered President Michel Temer and produced a stream of calls for him to quit despite his defiant vow to stay in office.

  • Ex-IBM Corp. employee admits to economic espionage charge

    Fri, 19 May 2017 23:03:11 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — An ex-IBM Corp. software developer has pleaded guilty in New York to economic espionage and theft-of-a-trade secret.

  • Brazil's top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justice

    Fri, 19 May 2017 22:45:14 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice, according to an investigation released Friday by the supreme court, dramatically escalating pressure to force the embattled leader from office.

  • Brazil's top prosecutor: Prez Temer obstructed justice

    Fri, 19 May 2017 18:21:03 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice, according to an investigation released by the country's supreme court on Friday.

  • Brazil president fights for job amid calls for him to go

    Fri, 19 May 2017 16:10:03 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The administration of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday began questioning both the legality and content of a recording that purportedly caught Temer endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker.

  • Lawsuit dismissed against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

    Fri, 19 May 2017 14:46:58 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault and four others.

  • Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

    Fri, 19 May 2017 00:08:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn't responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

  • Colombians seek probe of Chiquita execs for terror funding

    Thu, 18 May 2017 22:31:58 GMT

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Human rights groups in Colombia are calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate executives from Chiquita Brands for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity as a result of payments made to paramilitary groups more than a decade ago.