Guantanamo prisoner says Saudi 'royal' involved in terrorism

MIAMI (AP) — An accused al-Qaida bomb-maker who went to college in Arizona told military officials at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he believed an unnamed member of the Saudi royal family was part of an effort to recruit him for violent extremist acts before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to a newly released transcript.

  • Written by BEN FOX, Associated Press

Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich

MUNICH (AP) — Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year's Oktoberfest, which opened Saturday in the Bavarian city of Munich.

  • Written by PAUL WHEATLEY, Associated Press

Judge OKs extradition of British man on US hacking charges

LONDON (AP) — A British man accused of hacking into U.S. military and government computer systems and stealing confidential information should be extradited to the United States to face trial, a judge ruled Friday.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press