• Ousted South Korean president’s graft trial begins Tuesday

    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.

  • The Latest: Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former congressman Anthony Weiner facing criminal charges related to sexting a girl (all times local):

  • Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America’s political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.

  • Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup Wednesday and into a future she said she was eager to define.

  • Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international “bribery bureau” in this Caribbean country and shoveled out nearly $100 million in bribes to local officials.