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SKorea's president removed from office ... Several states fight new travel ban ... US Olympic committee recommends removing USA Gymnastics prez

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.



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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Constitutional Court has formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil. But there's no word on when she'll leave the president's official residence, called the Blue House. The presidential office says Park won't be leaving the Blue House on Friday, although a Blue House spokesman says some of Park's aides are at her southern Seoul home to prepare for her return.

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he'll ask a federal judge to find that his order last month halting Donald Trump's initial travel ban apply to the revised ban as well. Several states are going to court to fight the revised travel ban, which bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries: Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. It also temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program.

UNDATED (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leadership is recommending that USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny resign amid fallout from the federation's handling of a string of sex-abuse cases. A person familiar with the communications says the USOC board discussed Penny's future at its quarterly meeting. Penny is a co-defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, who has accused former volunteer team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. USA Gymnastics has denied wrongdoing.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — State troopers in Florida believe they've found the vehicle that fatally struck a 29-year-old woman from New York as she tried to grab her cellphone from the southbound lane of the turnpike near Orlando. The Florida Highway Patrol says investigators located a van Thursday matching a witness description with damage consistent with the crash. Karissa Hilt pulled onto the shoulder of the highway Wednesday evening, and a vehicle slammed into her as she looked for the phone that had fallen from her car. The driver didn't stop.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TBS show "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" is apologizing for a recent segment in which a cancer patient was described as having "Nazi hair." Kyle Coddington was included in the show's coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference. He apparently tweeted to the show on Wednesday, explaining that his "Nazi haircut" was from cancer. Show correspondent Michael Rubens also has apologized and says the show will make a donation to a cancer organization.

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