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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Two-time champion Novak Djokovic cruised past an overmatched Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Djokovic, the world number two and the highest seed left in the draw after the early exit of number one Rafael Nadal, didn't face a break point in the 68-minute encounter, although he insisted the match "wasn't easy". "I had to stay focused," said Djokovic, who won the title in the California desert in 2008 and 2011 but fell in the semi-finals the past two years.
A now-defunct US program that used harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects still casts a shadow over Washington, with the CIA and Congress locked in a bitter dispute over its legacy. Launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks by ex-president George W. Bush, the "detention and interrogation program" was designed to force captured suspects to talk about Al-Qaeda's plots against America. Intent on preventing another catastrophic attack on US soil, the Bush administration ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to "take the gloves off," approving a list of aggressive techniques for interrogators. Bush administration and top CIA officials who oversaw the project have argued it was a crucial tool that saved lives, but rights groups and foreign governments condemned the methods as torture.