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Key Figure in South Korea Scandal Refuses to Testify

The woman at the heart of a multi-million dollar South Korean corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye has frustrated lawmakers by refusing to testify before parliament.  Citing poor health and the fact that she is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, Choi Soon-sil, Park's longtime confidante, defied a summons to appear Wednesday before a National Assembly committee that is investigating the possible involvement of the president and her close associates...

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