MEXICO CITY - Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
Of the detained men, ages 16 to 38, only the 16-year-old showed signs of radiation exposure and he was in good health, a spokeswoman for Hidalgo's Health Department said on condition of anonymity because she isn't allowed to discuss the case.
EDITOR'S NOTE — On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the Berlin Wall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom. Twenty-three years after its original publication, the AP is making this story available to its subscribers.
VATICAN CITY - In a story Dec. 5 about the wedding of a former Legion of Christ priest, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Legion said less than 4 per cent of Legion priests had been abused. Less than 4 per cent have been accused of sexual abuse, according to the Legion.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Disgraced priest to wed pope adviser's daughter
Legion priest who resigned after fathering child to marry daughter of top Vatican adviser
The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95.
You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out of apartheid and that he served as his nation's first black president.
MILAN - An Egyptian cleric kidnapped as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program was convicted by an Italian court Friday of decade-old terror charges and sentenced to six years in prison, lawyers involved in the case said.
Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was convicted in absentia in a closed-door trial. He has been in Egypt since resurfacing after his 2003 abduction, and is unlikely to be returned to Italy to serve the sentence.
Nasr's lawyer, Carmelo Scambia, said Nasr denies that he was in any way associated with terrorism.
July 18, 1918 — Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule.
1940 — Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for role in a student strike.
1942 — Joins African National Congress, South Africa's main campaigner for black equality.
1943 — Receives BA from Fort Hare after completing correspondence courses through University of South Africa.
PORT HURON, Mich. - A Michigan woman accused of lying for years about having cancer was convicted Thursday in a separate case of falsely accusing two men of rape.
The jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Sara Ylen after a three-day trial in St. Clair County, 100 kilometres northeast of Detroit.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Authorities say they've arrested an 18-year-old accused of stealing part of the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was in when he was killed in a crash.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Jameson Witty was arrested. A statement from the agency Thursday says another suspect is outside California and arranging to surrender.
The Sheriff's Department says the wreckage of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was being towed away after Saturday's crash when someone got out of a car following the tow truck, grabbed a part and drove away.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. claims that dozens of Russian diplomats and their spouses cheated to get U.S. health-care aid meant for the poor drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from a top Russian official who blamed the criminal case on "Russophobic forces" interested in scuttling progress toward Russia-U.S. co-operation in confronting world conflicts.
WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.
The 69-year-old, Kenyan-born half-brother of Obama's estranged father was granted permission this week to stay in the U.S. after ignoring a deportation order two decades ago. The uncle is also known as Omar Obama.