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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
Barry Wilner, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning.

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
Barry Wilner, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning.

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

China fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for bribery, orders exec deported
Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.

The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for two to four years, suggesting they may never be served. The court said it granted leniency because the defendants confessed.

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

Celebrity Israeli rabbi takes plea bargain for bribery, may face year in prison
Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press

JERUSALEM - A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official, and could now face a one-year prison sentence, Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday.

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Ferguson protesters renew call to remove prosecutor as grand jury's term extended
Alan Scher Zagier, The Associated Press

CLAYTON, Mo. - Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old disrupted a government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case.

The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis county prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the St. Louis County Council meeting.

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in fatal crash
Carolyn Thompson, The Associated Press

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

FIFA audit panel member implicated in Cayman Islands corruption probe is stood down from duty
The Associated Press

ZURICH - FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.

Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units in his native Cayman Islands. He denies wrongdoing.

FIFA said on Tuesday that audit committee chairman Domenico Scala "decided to temporarily relieve until further notice Canover Watson, to whom the presumption of innocence applies."

The eight-member panel is next scheduled to meet on Dec. 16 in Morocco, on the sidelines of the Club World Cup.

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

US assures Afghans of full probe of Marines video amid condemnation and fear of strained ties
Pauline Jelinek,Robert Burns, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video that purports to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, an act that would appear to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations.

UK spies will face criminal inquiry over Libya

UK spies will face criminal inquiry into claims that intelligence shared with Gadhafi regime
Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.

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