Ex-IMF leader in posh 'jail'

NEW YORK — Armed guards stand watch 24 hours a day. Cameras record every move, and monitors alert authorities should the prisoner try to escape. This is Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new jail away from jail, after the former IMF leader charged with sexually assaulting a maid left a New York City jail for a pricey house arrest.

The plans hit a snag Friday when an Upper East Side apartment complex refused to accept the one-time French presidential contender because of unwanted media attention. Instead, Strauss-Kahn was ensconced Saturday in a lower Manhattan high-rise.

Arizona has strict medical pot rules

PHOENIX — Arizona's rules for medical marijuana dispensaries — approved by voters in November with 51 percent of the vote — are among the most stringent in the country.

Among other rules for the licenses: The pot shops must employ a licensed physician as a medical director, obtain a letter proving that they're in compliance with local zoning rules, and submit a business plan that shows they will operate as a nonprofit. There is a $5,000 application fee, and preference will be shown to those who can prove they have $150,000 in the bank.

George Washington items sold at auction

DALLAS — George Washington's compass and an assortment of other personal items sold at auction Saturday for more than $167,000.

The items were passed down through generations of Washington's family. They were put up for auction by descendants of Washington's brother Bushrod. The first president had no direct descendants.