Update (5 p.m. EDT): His press conference interrupted by geological forces, Vance had to cut his remarks short. But he emailed out a copy later. In them, he addressed concerns that the dismissal of the case would have a "chilling effect" on victims of sexual assault who may be reluctant to come forward.
Update (2:45 p.m. EDT): The earthquake that hit the East Coast interrupted Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance during a press conference on Strauss-Kahn. Reuters has video:
Update (1:19 p.m. EDT): A judge has denied Diallo's appeal of the motion to assign a new prosecutor to the Strauss-Kahn case. That means the criminal prosecution against him is completely finished. He still faces a civil suit, but he's now free to return to France or to Washington, D.C., where he lived while directing the International Monetary Fund. A source with knowledge of Strauss-Kahn's Manhattan living situation said he hadn't given any indication of immediate plans to move out. Strauss-Kahn hasn't sat for any interviews, but he did offer a statement saying he was "gratified that the District Attorney agreed with my lawyers that this case had to be dismissed." The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is due to hold a press conference to speak about the case at 1:30 p.m.