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Former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon, center, arrives at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 27, 2017. A South Korean court has sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists deemed unfriendly to ousted president Park Geun-hye and denying them state support. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Ex-Park aide, culture minister guilty for artists blacklists

Associated Press

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be unfriendly to ousted President Park Geun-hye.

Brooks offers to drop out of Senate race to let Sessions run

- Associated Press

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks offered to withdraw from a Republican Senate primary Wednesday if all other GOP candidates also drop out - an effort Brooks said would pave the way for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be the party's Senate nominee this fall.

Chinese hacking against U.S. entities has declined significantly since the theft of some 22 million federal records from the Office of Personnel Management, according to a report from cybersecurity firm FireEye. (Associated Press/File)

CIA on Chinese cyberspying

A senior CIA analyst said China is continuing to conduct aggressive cyberespionage operations against the U.S., contrary to claims by security experts who say Beijing curbed cyberattacks in the past few years.