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FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A distraught mother clutched her head, and family members wept as they stared into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it.
Samsung Electronics reported a 50 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits on Tuesday despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker. The South Korean tech giant took another blow when prosecutors began investigating its involvement in a corruption scandal that has seen the country's president impeached, and sought the arrest of the firm's de facto leader Lee Jae-Yong. In a statement, the group's flagship subsidiary Samsung Electronics said it posted operating profits of 9.22 trillion won (US$7.9 billion) during the October to December period.
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a man and his four wives -- stars of a reality TV show -- challenging a ban on polygamy in their native state of Utah. Kody Brown is legally married to Meri but also lives with Janelle, Christine and Robyn. Brown and his wives have battled in the courts for seven years against a law in Utah banning polygamy, arguing that it infringes on their freedom of speech and religion.