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JournalistS on trial

North Korea will put two journalists working for Current TV on trial to face criminal charges, its media said Friday. The pair, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were arrested last month along the border between North Korea and China. North Korea has accused them of illegally entering its territory with "hostile" intent.

Hawaiian punch

Aerosmith has agreed to perform on Maui to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by fans who alleged the band pulled out of a 2007 show in favor of a larger concert in Chicago and a more lucrative private performance for Toyota dealers on Oahu. The 8,300 who bought a ticket to the original concert will receive a free ticket to a new show, the date of which has not been set.

RealNets trial

Hollywood movie companies told a federal judge Friday that RealNetworks violated copyright law by selling software that allows people to make backups of their DVDs on a home computer. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel convened first-day arguments by the movie companies and the DVD Copy Control Assn. that "RealDVD" software should be banned.

Stone suit unearthed

A Los Angeles civil suit against Sharon Stone conducted in secret turned out to be a routine dispute over legal fees. The judge said the records were sealed in error.
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