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NORTH BRUNSWICK — A former Rutgers University student who was convicted of bias for using a webcam to tape his roommate and another man kissing was released from jail Tuesday after serving 20 days of a 30-day sentence.

Dharun Ravi, 20, reported to the Middlesex County jail on May 31, though he could have remained free while his case is appealed. His attorney, Steven Altman, picked him up at about 8:30 a.m. Ravi, who was clean-shaven when he entered jail, had a beard when he left.

He did not stop to speak with the media before he rode off in Mr. Altman’s car.

Wing-eating champ faces drug charge

WOODBURY HEIGHTS — A five-time wing-eating champion known as “El Wingador” is under arrest in New Jersey on a charge of cocaine distribution.

State police say they recovered about $8,000 worth of cocaine and $4,000 cash when they stopped William Simmons, 50, on Friday in southern New Jersey. He was driving a Kia Soul decorated with the name El Wingador.

Police say a search of two homes connected to Mr. Simmons, of Woodbury Heights, N.J., turned up more evidence.

El Wingador last won Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl in 2005 when he gnawed through 162 chicken wings.

NORTHEAST

Record heat due for 1st day of summer

PHILADELPHIA — You won’t need a calendar to mark the start of summer in the Northeast.

The National Weather Service forecast potentially record-breaking hot temperatures just as the season officially begins Wednesday, the summer solstice and longest day of the year.

Readings are expected to approach or top 100 degrees Wednesday and Thursday in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Health officials warned residents to drink a lot of water, stay out of the sun and the in air conditioning, and to check on elderly neighbors and pets.

TEXAS

Fort Hood shooting suspect barred from hearing

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