**South Korea Elects 1st Woman President, Dictator Park's Daughter **
Park Geun-hye has won Wednesday's presidential election in South Korea and will become the country's first female head of state.
Her rival, Moon Jae-in, conceded the race shortly after the National Election Commission was quoted as saying the conservative Ms. Park was a certain winner.
Ms. Park, 60 years old, is a five-term lawmaker and a daughter of former South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee.
She ran a tight race against her liberal rival, a human-rights lawyer who was once jailed under the administration run by Ms. Park's father.
Despite frigid winter weather Wednesday, voters bundled up and turned out in long lines across the country, surpassing the turnout of the previous two presidential elections.
** Report: Inadequate Security at US Mission in Benghazi**
An independent U.S. panel investigating the September 11 attack in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans has concluded that security at the Benghazi mission was "grossly inadequate."
The Accountability Review Board says senior-level "systematic failures and management deficiencies" within two State Department bureaus led to a security posture that was inadequate to deal with the attack at the site.
In a report released late Tuesday, the board also said the number of diplomatic security staff members in Benghazi on the day of the attack was "inadequate," in spite of repeated requests from diplomats in Libya for additional staffing.
The board made a number of recommendations, including developing minimum security standards for temporary facilities in high-risk areas.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she accepted the panel's findings. In a letter to U.S. lawmakers, Clinton said she was working to improve security at diplomatic facilities.
The four Americans killed in the attack included Ambassador Christopher Stephens, in what was the first murder of a U.S. ambassador since 1988.