Trial in Conn. in $99M divorce focuses on fight between UTC executive and estranged wife

Trial in $99M divorce in Conn. focuses on argument

HARTFORD, Conn. — An “explosive” argument on a beach in Maine in 2006 was the focus Monday during the contentious divorce trial of the chairman of United Technologies Corp.

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Ahmedabad court approves narco test on ‘conman’ Jadeja

AHMEDABAD - A court in Ahmedabad has allowed the police to conduct a narco test on Ashok Jadeja, who is accused of having duped thousands of people of huge sums of money while posing as a godman, an official said Friday.

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Lawyers rough up judge in Delhi?

NEW DELHI - A judge of a Delhi court was allegedly roughed up by lawyers Wednesday while hearing a matrimonial case, the court staff said. The lawyers said they only had a verbal duel.

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Tex evader takes the stand, engages judge in a stare-down, denies booby-trapping NH property

Tax evader denies booby-trapping NH property

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire tax evader Ed Brown took the stand Tuesday during his federal weapons trial, but he may not get a chance to continue.

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LA judge postpones arraignment for actor Gerard Butler, charged in scuffle with paparazzo

LA judge postpones Gerard Butler’s arraignment

LOS ANGELES — Arraignment has been postponed for “300″ actor Gerard Butler, who’s been charged in Los Angeles with misdemeanor battery for a scuffle with a paparazzo.

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Judge lifts suspension, says Mayfield should be allowed to race at Daytona this weekend

Judge lifts suspension, says Mayfield can race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two months after a positive drug test for methamphetamines, Jeremy Mayfield is getting ready to return to NASCAR.

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Madoff’s wife, Ruth, says she feels ‘betrayed and confused’ by financier’s fraud

Ruth Madoff says she feels ‘betrayed and confused’

NEW YORK — She’s been hounded by news photographers, vilified by former clients of her husband and ostracized in high society.

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Michael Jackson insisted that his concert promoter hire his financially troubled cardiologist

Jackson insisted promoter hire his cardiologist

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson insisted that his concert promoter’s payroll include his personal physician, a financially troubled cardiologist who was with the entertainer just before he died.

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Judge tells Ore. woman who fed bears she has to stay away from her home for 3 years

Ore. woman who fed bears ousted from house

NEWPORT, Ore. — Karen Noyes often fed the black bears that came to her home near the Oregon coast. Then things got out of hand.

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2 men freed pending retrials in 1991 killings at Texas yogurt shop; DNA is from unknown male

2 suspects freed in Texas yogurt shop murder case

AUSTIN, Texas — Two men awaiting retrial in the 1991 murders of four teenage girls at an Austin yogurt shop were released from jail Wednesday while prosecutors search for a match to new DNA evidence that didn’t come from either of them.

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