Officials: Ex-model’s breast implants key to ID of mutilated body found without fingers, teeth

Ex-model’s breast implants were key to body’s ID

BUENA PARK, Calif. — The remains of a former model whose killing set off an international manhunt for a reality television star were so badly mutilated that investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her.

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Both sides claim extortion as legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape

Both sides claim extortion in Big Ben’s rape case

RENO, Nev. — Ben Roethlisberger’s lawyers say the woman accusing him of raping her at Lake Tahoe last summer is “disturbed and calculating” and fabricated the assault to extort a big payoff from the Steelers quarterback.

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Judge orders runaway convert from Ohio to stay in Fla. pending hearing on custody issue

Runaway convert to stay in Fla. pending hearing

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Ohio teen who says she ran away from home because she feared punishment for converting from Islam to Christianity will stay in Florida while custody issues are being settled, a judge ruled Friday.

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Prosecutors: Slain ex-model ID’d through serial number on breast implants

Officials: Slain ex-model ID’d by breast implants

BUENA PARK, Calif. — An ex-model found stuffed in a bloodstained suitcase without fingers or teeth was so badly mutilated that authorities had to use breast implants to identify her body, prosecutors said Friday.

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Legal battle heats up in suit accusing Roethlisberger of rape; sanctions sought

Legal battle heats up in Roethlisberger case

RENO, Nev. — A lawyer for the woman who claims Ben Roethlisberger raped her at Lake Tahoe last summer is asking a judge to sanction the Steelers quarterback’s legal team, saying they tried to “bully” her into dropping her civil lawsuit.

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Attorneys reveal defense strategy for Fla. mom accused in death of toddler Caylee Anthony

Casey Anthony’s defense revealed in Fla. hearing

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for a Florida mother charged with killing her daughter claimed Friday that she could not have killed the toddler because the little girl’s remains were left in the woods while she was in jail.

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Appeals court panel lets immigration detainees proceed with case over right to hearing

Court panel lets immigrant rights case proceed

PASADENA, Calif. — A federal appeals court gave the green light Thursday to a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrant detainees who claim the government unfairly denied their right to a hearing.

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Judge rules NCAA documents on Florida State cheating case are public records in media lawsuit

Judge: NCAA records on Fla. St. cheating public

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A top official at the NCAA said a court ruling Thursday that documents dealing with cheating at Florida State are public records sets a precedent that will “rip the heart out of the NCAA” and its efforts to ensure competition is fair and equal.

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Swiss banker, lawyer charged with helping clients evade US taxes in new UBS-related indictment

Swiss banker, lawyer face US tax charges in probe

MIAMI — A banker and a lawyer from Switzerland were indicted Thursday on fraud charges for allegedly helping rich Americans evade taxes by hiding assets in Swiss banks, including UBS AG and a smaller Zurich-based institution.

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New Mexico coach files defamation lawsuit against Albuquerque lawyer

Locksley files defamation suit against lawyer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley has filed a defamation lawsuit against an Albuquerque lawyer, the latest round in a legal tug-of-war that is overshadowing preseason workouts.

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