‘Survivor’ winner Richard Hatch jailed again; reason for arrest not immediately clear

‘Survivor’ winner Richard Hatch in jail again

BOSTON — “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch is once again behind bars.

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First Muslim woman to be caned in Malaysia after admitting to drinking beer

First Muslim woman to be caned in Malaysian jail

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Muslim part-time model will be caned next week, becoming the first woman in Malaysia to be given the punishment under Islamic law, after she pleaded guilty to drinking beer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Trial delayed for LA filmmaking couple accused of bribing Thai officials

Trial for LA producers accused of bribery delayed

LOS ANGELES — Trial has been delayed for at least a week for a filmmaking couple accused of bribing Thai officials to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

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Texas judge accused of misconduct says closing court before death-row appeal wasn’t a decision

Judge: Closing court before appeal wasn’t a ruling

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas judge on trial for closing her court despite knowing that a death-row inmate’s final appeal was running late testified Tuesday that denying a request to stay open was no judicial ruling on her part.

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Suspect in killing of Kan. college student who was also a porn model ordered to stand trial

Suspect ordered to trial in death of porn model

EL DORADO, Kan. — A man accused of killing a Kansas college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model pleaded not guilty to her murder Tuesday.

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President of nation’s oldest black sorority accused of receiving $500,000 in 2 months

Sorority members allege more questionable payments

WASHINGTON — Members of the nation’s oldest black sorority are alleging more financial misdeeds by their president, who is already accused of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of the group’s money on questionable expenses, including a wax statue of herself.

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Judge in Santa Monica divvies up memorabilia, OJ Simpson gets first $6,075 from auction

Judge in Santa Monica divides Simpson memorabilia

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A California judge ordered some memorabilia returned to O.J. Simpson Tuesday, even as the football Hall of Famer sits in a Nevada prison for stealing it during a hotel room heist.

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Police: Black fisherman, 76, beaten by 3 white men in Baltimore; attack probed as hate crime

Md. police: Black fisherman beaten by 3 white men

BALTIMORE — Three white men shouting racial slurs beat a 76-year-old black man while he was fishing in a river early Tuesday, said Baltimore police, who were investigating the attack as a hate crime.

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2 Liberian boys charged in rape ordered to be released from custody, placed in foster-care

Foster-care for 2 Liberian boys charged in rape

PHOENIX — Two 10-year-old boys charged in the alleged gang-rape of an 8-year-old Liberian girl must be released from juvenile detention and placed in therapeutic foster-care homes rather than with their own families, judges ruled Tuesday.

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Microsoft asks court to stave off ban on US Word sales while it appeals patent ruling

Microsoft asks court to hold off on Word ban

SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to allow it to keep selling Word software as it fights an unfavorable patent ruling.

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