CARMELO DOMINGUEZ, a Bolivian drug lord who persuaded prison officials to release him on the pretext of having to see a doctor, was recaptured Tuesday in the city of Santa Cruz, the Interior Ministry said. . . . A LOS ANGELES judge has refused separate trials for the four police officers charged in the videotaped beating of a motorist but said he may call a second jury to hear the case against Sgt. Stacey Koon, the highest-ranking officer charged. . . . SHINTARO ABE, a former foreign minister credited with smoothing relations with the United States and a top candidate for the post of prime minister, died Wednesday of liver failure at age 67.