Strauss-Kahn dines out in New York after release

NEW YORK - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn went out to the restaurant on Friday night, leaving his New York City townhouse just hours after a judge released him from house arrest because of a teetering case against him.
He was driven to Scalinatella, a pricey Italian restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
It was his first taste of freedom since he was taken from a Paris-bound jetliner on May 14 and arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York.