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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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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Reward offered for reality TV contestant charged with killing, mutilating former model

Reward offered for reality TV star in model death

BUENA PARK, Calif. — A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a reality TV contestant accused of killing an ex-model, removing her teeth and fingers, and stuffing her body in a suitcase.

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Anti-Posco leader released on bail

BHUBANESWAR - Anti-Posco leader Abhaya Sahu, who was arrested in October last year for his alleged involvement in several crimes, was released from jail Friday, a day after the Orissa High Court granted him bail, police said.

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More than 3 years in prison for ex-UBS banker who became key US tax evasion witness

Ex-UBS banker gets more than 3 years in prison

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former banker described by prosecutors as the man most responsible for sparking a broad U.S. investigation into rich Americans’ use of secret Swiss bank accounts to evade taxes was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison.

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Authorities press manhunt for reality TV star charged with killing, mutilating former model

Authorities hunt reality TV star in model slaying

BUENA PARK, Calif. — U.S. and Canadian authorities pressed their manhunt Friday for a reality TV contestant charged with killing a former swimsuit model and removing her teeth and fingers. The woman’s relatives pleaded with his friends and family not to help “an animal” evade capture.

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Former UBS banker who became key US tax evasion witness faces sentencing in Florida

Ex-UBS banker faces sentencing in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former banker with Switzerland’s UBS AG, who turned key government informant in an international tax evasion probe, faces either prison or probation.

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Calif. police say slain model’s fingers, teeth were removed; ex-husband faces murder charges.

Police: Slain model’s fingers, teeth were removed

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Police on the hunt for a reality TV contestant charged with the gruesome murder of his ex-wife were continuing to search the U.S.-Canadian border after the woman’s relatives pleaded with his friends and family not to help “an animal” evade capture.

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Burress, Stallworth, Vick sentences have football fans talking like lawyers

Fans talking like lawyers over Burress, Stallworth

NEW YORK — Plaxico Burress, Donte’ Stallworth and Michael Vick have football fans talking like lawyers.

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Lawyer says misconduct charges against Texas judge over death-row case are meritless

Trial of Texas judge over death-row appeal ends

SAN ANTONIO — The misconduct trial of a Texas judge who refused to keep her court open for lawyers trying to stop an execution that night ended Thursday with her attorneys insisting she did nothing wrong.

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