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Activist Yoon Meehyang, who begins her four-year term as a lawmaker for the ruling liberal party on Saturday, speaks during a news conference at National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Lawmaker-elect denies wrongdoing over 'comfort women' funds

May. 29, 2020 5:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent South Korean activist who was recently elected to the National Assembly denied on Friday that she misused public donations for Korean survivors of Japanese wartime sexual slavery. Yoon Meehyang, who begins her four-year term as a lawmaker for the ruling liberal party...

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NYC nixes June events, including 3 major parades

Apr. 20, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is barring its famous summer street celebrations for the month of June, and the state is exploring new ways to expand coronavirus testing. Amid hopeful trends in virus-related deaths and hospitalizations, officials in New York City and the state are trying to make sure the...