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U.S. to seek new indictment for Indian diplomat

New York

U.S. May seek new indictment for diplomat

An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested they might refile the charges stemming from claims she exploited her housekeeper. For now, at least, Wednesday's ruling closes the case against Devyani Khobragade on the grounds of diplomatic immunity. But the ruling left open the possibility prosecutors could bring a new indictment against her, and they "intend to proceed accordingly," said James Margolin, a spokesman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Tucson, Ariz.

Gov. Brewer won't seek re-election

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year, despite the overwhelming weight of legal opinion against it. She became governor in 2009.

New York

Sandusky's wife defends him on TV

In her first on-camera appearance since her husband's conviction on child sex-abuse charges, Dottie Sandusky told NBC's Matt Lauer in an interview broadcast Wednesday morning that she still believes in her husband's innocence, and she said victims in the case were liars "manipulated" by lawyers. In the appearance on Today, which was taped at her home, she also showed Lauer the basement where young boys stayed when they spent nights at the Sandusky home, and which they said was the scene of sexual assaults by Jerry Sandusky.

Elsewhere

Pakistan: Dozens of gang members angered over the killing of one of their leaders opened fire on passers-by outside a market Wednesday in southern Pakistan, killing 15 people, police said.

Jerusalem: More than 30 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip rained down across southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, sending thousands of Israelis scrambling into bomb shelters.

Times wires

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