Five prisoners from Yemen were released from Guantanamo Bay, while one from Ohio was detained after planning to attack Capitol Hill.
Oil prices reached a low, after climbers got to the top of Yosemite Park’s 3,000ft El Capitan rock face in a record-breaking climb.
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U.S. officials freed five from Guantanamo
Five years after they were cleared for release by government agencies, five Yemeni detainees were sent away from Guantanamo Bay to be held in custody in Oman and Estonia. They had all been at the U.S. military prison in Cuba for more than a dozen years.
An ISIS-sympathizer was charged with plotting Capitol Hill attack
An Ohio man who claimed he had had the “thumbs up” from militant groups, as he hatched plans to bomb Capitol Hill was arrested and charged by a US court. Christopher Cornell had loaded up with a semi-automatic rifle and 600 rounds of ammunition ahead of an attack on Washington, according to the FBI.
Oil prices fell again
The volatile oil market took a new plunge today, with the price of crude and Brent oil falling after a brief respite yesterday. There’s a global oversupply as oil-producing countries including the U.S. continue to turn out barrels even though there’s less demand from sluggish economies.
The El Capitan free climbers took a well-earned rest
As you tucked into your steak supper last night, Tommy Caldwell, 36, and Kevin Jorgeson, 30, clawed up the final few meters of the El Capitan rock face, after a 19-day climb towards a world record. The pair is the first to scale the 3,000ft granite Dawn Wall rock face in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools or bolts.