NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A businessman recently released from prison in South Sudan has been arrested on charges of receiving more than $73,000 in illegal kickbacks in Afghanistan. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court in New Orleans charges Elton Maurice "Mark" McCabe III, 53, of Slidell, La., with... more »
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Kidnappers freed six Russian sailors and an Estonian who had been abducted from a ship off Nigeria's southern delta, a French oil and gas services company and the military said Thursday. Paris-based Bourbon SA said in a statement that the sailors were in good health despite... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - miner after miner climbed into a cramped cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in history. As night fell, 29... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Of all the horror, pain, and degradation both physical and mental that Ingrid Betancourt suffered during six and a half years in the Colombian jungle, perhaps nothing felt more dangerous to her than when her captors tried to erase her last bit of identity: her name.... more »
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran released an American woman on a bail of $500,000 Tuesday more than a year after she was detained, but authorities said they were not considering the immediate release of two companions arrested with her. The announcement came days after conflicting statements by Iranian authorities on... more »
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - BP has freed a diamond-tipped saw that had become stuck underwater in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil spill, and the company is still working on a way to slice through the pipe.
BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said Wednesday afternoon that... more »