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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyer James Blatt says hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was being attacked when he punched the gas in his truck and fled in fear -- running over and killing his friend and injuring another man. But that's not the way police see it. Authorities have jailed Knight on suspicion of murder, saying he was actually the attacker, based on the investigation so far. Knight turned himself in yesterday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they have detained two men, including one described as a "person of interest" as they continue to investigate the discovery of human remains found inside a suitcase in Northern California. The "person of interest" is a man seen in grainy surveillance photos released by San Francisco authorities. A police spokeswoman says investigators have to figure out whether the man is involved with the crime.

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Berlin still wants Greece in the eurozone but adds she doesn't see a further reduction of Athens' debt by European creditors. Greece's new government insists it will honor pre-election promises to seek a cut on the country's rescue debt and scrap painful budget measures that were demanded in exchange for the loans.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is in self-restraint mode today while the fate of a hostage held by the Islamic State group remains unknown. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are even altering, canceling or postponing episodes. Insensitivity is a huge faux pas in a society that highly values consideration for others.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams is the Australian open women's champion for the 6th time. In winning her 19th Grand Slam title, Williams continued her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win today.

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