PLEADED GUILTY. Bob Ney, 52, Republican Congressman from Ohio and the first lawmaker to admit guilt in the influence-peddling scandal surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff; to accepting money and gifts on the lobbyist's behalf in exchange for official favors; in Washington. Previously known for his successful push to rename french fries "freedom fries" in House cafeterias—a 2003 protest against France's opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq—Ney faces up to 10 years in jail.

SENTENCED. Abimael Guzmán, 71, founder and leader of Shining Path, the Peruvian Maoist guerilla movement whose bloody campaign to establish communist rule in the 1980s...

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