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  • S Korea court orders dissolution of leftist party

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party hounded by claims of pro-North Korea views, a move critics say exposes limits of freedom of expression in a country once ruled by military dictators. The...

  • Japan, US delay update to defense cooperation

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States formally postponed Friday an update to their defense cooperation guidelines. The two governments said in a joint statement that they would work toward completing it in the first half of next year. Both sides had hoped to finish by the end of...

  • Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday. Experts for the state concluded that both girls would be able to assist in...

  • Arson caused $30 million downtown Los Angeles fire

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday. The Dec. 8 fire burned the...

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from...

  • IMF withholds bailout money for Cyprus

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it won't release $108 million (88 million euros) in rescue money for bailed-out Cyprus after the country's parliament voted to hold a key foreclosure law from taking effect at the end of December. An IMF statement...

  • Oklahoma official: Felt 'pressure' on executions

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the state didn't have the drugs to carry them out. With...

  • Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob." The salacious trial of Bob Bashara revealed his secret life in...

  • Report: Australian lawmaker's adviser arrested

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — The media adviser to eccentric Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer has been arrested in relation to an alleged kidnapping, local media reported Friday. Andrew Crook, spokesman for the multimillionaire mining magnate turned politician, was arrested as part of an...

  • Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the...

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