**South Korean President Apologizes for Graft Scandals**
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has apologized to the nation for corruption allegations facing his brother and some of the president's top aides.
Mr. Lee gave a televised address Tuesday saying he bows his head in apology for "causing concern" to the South Korean people.
His brother, Lee Sang-deuk, was arrested earlier this month in connection with allegations that he received more than $500,000 from failed savings banks in exchange for favors.
Some of the president's former top aides have also been arrested in graft scandals.
Mr. Lee is set to leave office when his term ends in February.
**Typhoon Vincente Lashes Hong Kong**
Officials in Hong Kong say a powerful typhoon injured more than 100 people as it slammed into the territory overnight, bringing winds that uprooted trees and sent debris flying.
Typhoon Vincente had winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour before striking Hong Kong, prompting authorities to raise a typhoon warning to its highest level since 1999.
The storm affected airports and ferry travel and forced the Hong Kong stock market to open late on Tuesday.
The storm weakened slightly as it moved into China's Guangdong province.