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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Joe Serna
The $5 million bail posted to free a jailed Saudi princess accused of human trafficking was paid by the Saudi Arabian consulate, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Friday. Meshael Alayban was released from custody before 6 p.m. Thursday, the day after being taken into custody by Irvine police, Orange County Sheriff's Department records show.   “They brought in a check, the funds were verified,” Lt. Jeff Hollock said. The consulate representative presented the $5 million check to the cashier's office at the jail's Intake Release Center in Santa Ana about 3 p.m. Thursday, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The Saudi royal princess who is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work for her as a domestic servant posted $5-million bond Thursday and was expected to be released later in the day. Meshael Alayban will have to wear a GPS tracking device and will not be allowed to leave Orange County without the court's permission. She is also not allowed to have any contact with her alleged victim. Alayban was arrested early Wednesday by police at her Irvine home in a gated community where they say she forced a 30-year-old to work 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for only $220 a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel, Ashley Powers and Jill Cowan
The Saudi princess and her family had crossed the globe in May with an entourage of servants and settled into one of the labyrinthine upscale communities that dot Orange County. In the earth-toned towers of Irvine's Central Park West, where valets park the BMWs of Saudis and Qataris, a wealthy clan spread over four condo units did not seem out of place. Then, early Tuesday, one of the servants darted out of the complex and flagged down a bus. The Kenyan woman clutched a suitcase and a pamphlet.
SPORTS
June 29, 2013 | By Jenny Wilson, Dave Owens and Dave Altimari
BRISTOL, Conn. -- A Florida man who authorities say is the third suspect in the Aaron Hernandez murder case was ordered held without bail in court Saturday morning. Ernest Wallace surrendered in Florida on Friday, authorities said, hours after a Bristol resident was extradited to Massachusetts. Wallace, 41, was charged with accessory after the fact to a murder. He is also expected to be extradited to Massachusetts. On Friday, Carlos A. Ortiz appeared briefly in Superior Court in Bristol before Massachusetts police took custody.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | Wire reports
FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, charged with murder in what prosecutors say was the execution-style killing of a friend near his house, was denied bail Thursday. Hernandez's lawyer argued that his celebrity status means that even if he wanted to flee he couldn't and that the case against him is circumstantial. "He wants to clear his name," lawyer James Sultan told the judge. But Bristol County Assistant Dist. Atty. Bill McCauley called the evidence in the June 17 slaying of Odin Lloyd overwhelming and said police had made discoveries Wednesday when they searched a condo Hernandez leased and a Hummer registered to him that was parked there.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was denied bail by a Fall River, Mass., judge one day after being charged with the first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez's lawyer said the case against his client is circumstantial, while a prosecutor called the evidence "overwhelming. " Judge Renee Dupuis agreed with both men's assessments, calling the prosecution's case "circumstantial but very, very strong. " "The facts, as I understand it, suggest that basically a coldblooded person killed another person because that person disrespected him," she said in denying the request for bail.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT - The national anthem was about to begin Wednesday night when Angels reliever Billy Buckner was told to get loose because he would be starting against the Tigers in place of Tommy Hanson, who was scratched during warmups because of right forearm tightness. "It was tough, something I'd never done before," Buckner said. "It all happened so quick. " When Buckner gave up solo home runs to Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera in the first inning, it looked like it would be a rough night for the Angels.
NATIONAL
June 18, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided 2-1 on Tuesday to uphold an Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who entered or remain in the country without documentation if they are arrested in connection with a felony. The ruling by the U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals upheld Arizona's Proposition 100, a ballot measure passed 78% to 22% in 2006 to create bail exceptions for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Two immigrants who were denied bail challenged the law in a class-action lawsuit.
NATIONAL
June 18, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - An Arizona law that denies immigrants who are in the country without legal permission the right to post bail for a wide array of felonies won approval Tuesday from a divided federal appeals court. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2 to 1 to uphold Arizona's Proposition 100, a 2006 ballot measure that voters approved 78% to 22% as a state constitutional amendment to create bail exceptions for immigrants who lack authorization. Two immigrants who were denied bail under the law challenged it in a class-action lawsuit.
SPORTS
June 7, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail, a 6-foot-9 forward from Texas Tech, will attend UCLA. He signed a grant-in-aid with the Bruins this week. Bail signed with Texas Tech and enrolled in school last summer but left schiool before fall practice began. It was reported that he had a rocky relationship with Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie, who resigned before the season began. Whether Bail will be eligible to play this season is undetermined, according to a UCLA news release.   ALSO: A look back at Secretariat's 31-length Belmont victory Watch Yasiel Puig's grand slam against the Atlanta Braves Watch Tony Parker make amazing shot to help Spurs beat the Heat  
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