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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dueling explanations have emerged in a case that led to hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" (shug) Knight being booked on suspicion of murder in the death of one of two men he hit with his pickup truck. Police say he was the attacker while Knight's lawyer says he was the victim who accidentally ran over his friend after being attacked. Knight, who is no stranger to brushes with death and the law, turned himself in yesterday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In addition to California, Mexico and at least six other U.S. states — Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Arizona — also have recorded measles cases connected to Disneyland as the outbreak spreads to the broader community. Some doctors have decided not to take unvaccinated children. Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says it's time for the next generation of Republican leaders to vie for the presidency. Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest, though he insisted he could have won, albeit with a lot of work. His three week flirtation with another run revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.

PARIS (AP) — Five men face preliminary, terror-related charges in France. They're suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq. The Paris prosecutor's office says the men, aged 26 to 44, face preliminary charges of criminal association involving a plot to carry out terrorist acts. They remain in custody.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Japan's deputy foreign minister "a state of deadlock" exists despite efforts to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group. The fate of veteran war reporter Kenji Goto has been linked to that of another hostage, a Jordanian fighter pilot, whom the extremists also have threatened to kill. There's no word on either man's fate despite expiration of an execution deadline.

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