Malaysian reform group slams crackdown to silence dissent

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after a mass anti-government rally it organized, the Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih voiced concern Sunday over the arrest of its chairwoman under a security law meant for terrorists and the detention of more than a dozen people.

  • Written by EILEEN NG, Associated Press Writer

AP Explains: Things to know about S. Korean scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scandal that has captivated a nation took a new twist this weekend when prosecutors directly linked South Korea's president to alleged misdeeds by a shadowy confidante seen as pulling government strings.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press