• Ex-senator waives arraignment in corruption case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego is waiving his right to a court arraignment on newly confirmed charges of fraud, bribery and perjury as the criminal corruption case moves toward trial.

  • Top CONMEBOL official Villar leaves scandal-hit body

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — CONMEBOL says its director general Gorka Villar has left the organization by “common accord.”

  • In this Feb. 23, 2012 file photo, former Philippine President and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, center, arrives at a Pasay City Court for her arraignment on electoral fraud charges in Manila. The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed the plunder charge against former PresidentArroyo, ordering her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention.  Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said Tuesday, July 19, 2016,  the 15 justices voted 11-4 granting Arroyo’s petition seeking the dismissal of the remaining plunder case against her before an anti-graft court for lack of evidence. The case is about the alleged misuse of 366 million pesos ($7.8 million) of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office fund. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her freed immediately after nearly five years of hospital detention — a decision the grateful ex-leader indicated can help her deal with those who “through self-serving interpretation and implementation of the law” made her suffer.