Law and order

Lotte group Chairman Shin Dong-bin arrives at the Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. News reports say a Seoul court has convicted the 95-year-old founder of the Lotte Group and his son and group chairman on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 22, 2017 - 4:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 95-year-old founder of the Lotte Group and his son and group chairman were convicted on corruption charges on Friday but will avoid jail. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced founder Shin Kyuk-ho to four years in prison but didn't issue a warrant to arrest him in...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Michael Duran, a plaintiff in a sex abuse settlement with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, holds up pictures of himself when he was a child during a news conference to announce details of a nearly $10 million settlement of their lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. While there are key differences, the sexual harassment detailed in today’s headlines shares the same well-worn themes that made it so hard for Duran and hundreds of other clergy abuse victims to come forward more than a decade ago: fear of retribution and disbelief, impossible power dynamics and confidential settlements that bury complaints. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
December 22, 2017 - 4:00 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When stories of sexual misconduct by powerful men began to fill the news this fall, Manny Vega immediately flashed back to his childhood. He saw strong similarities between the recent allegations against producers and politicians and his own abuse as a child by his parish...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans and Democrats are scrambling in the final days of 2017 to establish an enduring narrative on multiple Russia investigations and the integrity of the investigators. On Dec. 21, Republicans brought the topic back to Clinton as two committees began conducting interviews in a new investigation of the FBI and its 2016 inquiry into Clinton’s email server. The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees spent hours behind closed doors with McCabe, who was involved in that probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 22, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are waging a partisan messaging battle in the final days of the year to establish an enduring narrative on multiple Russia investigations and the integrity of the investigators. The fight has intensified as special counsel Robert Mueller has appeared to...
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Anissa Weier, one of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man, is led into the Waukesha County Court for her sentencing hearing, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Waukesha, Wis. She was sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 2:12 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man was sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible. Anissa Weier, 16, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013, file photo, computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing. A Chinese official newspaper says an entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison in December 2017 for selling virtual private network service amid a campaign by Beijing to stamp out technology that evades its internet filters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 22, 2017 - 12:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for selling virtual private network service, a government newspaper said, as Beijing tries to stamp out use of technology that evades its internet filters. Wu Xiangyang also was fined 500,000 yuan ($76,000) by the court...
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December 22, 2017 - 12:04 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for biting off a man's ear. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Chris Orgovan, of Buffalo, got into an argument with the man on June 11. He says she bit his right ear, detaching part of it. When police...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2013 file photo McKayla Maroney smiles after competing on the floor exercise during the U.S. women's national gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. Maroney says the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts forced her to sign a confidential settlement to keep allegations of sexual abuse by the team's doctor secret. Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The suit also seeks damages from Michigan State University, where the team's doctor, Larry Nassar, worked for decades. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola,File)
December 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says in a letter he was not aware of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse allegations before law enforcement got involved, and that he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champion McKayla Maroney in a case involving the now-...
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December 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official newspaper says an entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for selling virtual private network service amid a campaign by Beijing to stamp out technology that evades its internet filters. The Procuratorate Daily says Wu Xiangyang also was fined 500,...
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and his lawyer Alberto Borea are seen in a giant TV screen in Peru's congress during his defense in Lima, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Kuczynski is facing an impeachment vote following revelations that his private consulting business received money from the Brazilian construction company implicated in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
December 21, 2017 - 10:11 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made a forceful plea to lawmakers Thursday, insisting he had no involvement in payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to his private consulting firm and saying a rushed impeachment proceeding was a threat to Peru's democracy. "I am...
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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street, in Melbourne, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Police have arrested a driver after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Joe Castro/AAP Image via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police were investigating Friday whether there was any terrorism-related motive behind the car ramming attack on Melbourne pedestrians that left 12 people in a hospital, three of them in critical condition. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned the "despicable and...
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