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Bezos to meet with federal prosecutors on extortion, hacking claims

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The meeting signals that the US attorney's office is escalating its inquiry connected to Bezos's suggestion that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia was behind a National Enquirer story that exposed his extramarital affair and his claim that the tabloid attempted to extort him.

Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor asks Trump for clemency

A former Detroit mayor who was convicted in a federal corruption case is asking President Donald Trump -- who recently announced he is considering pardoning thousands of people -- to cut short his 28-year sentence.