Roman Polanski Loses In Absentia Bid


Roman Polanski was rebuffed by a California appeals court, which ruled that the 76-year-old filmmaker must return to the United States to face the sentencing he fled from in 1978. His extradition fight continues, though probably not for much longer; the "in absentia" ruling was one of the last hang-ups facing Switzerland in its negotiations with the U.S. [Reuters]