Six men arrested on suspicion of being terrorists during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom have been freed without charges, Scotland Yard spokesman Alan Crockford said Sunday morning.
The men were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000, which allows police to hold them without charge for 28 days. Searches were carried out at a business in central London and at residential locations in north and east London, police said.
Five of the men were street cleaners for Westminister City Council, the borough of London that includes Parliament, Westminster Abbey and many of the city's tourist attractions, the council said.
They work for one of Westminister's contractors, Veolia Environmental Services, the council said.
Five of the men were arrested early Friday at a business on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, police said. A sixth man was arrested later that day.
The men are ages 26, 27, 29, 36, 40, and 50.
Texas authorities says an hours-long standoff in Odessa ended Saturday afternoon with the arrest of a man they accuse of shooting two sheriff's deputies and a civilian, CNN's affiliates reported.
The suspect was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was being treated for burns he suffered in a fire at the compound where the standoff took place, sheriff's officials told station KOSA.
The suspect was arrested at his property about 2:30 p.m., 23 hours after police say the suspect shot a man - who, according to some reports, was there to repossess one of the suspect's belongings (there are mixed reports on exactly what) - before turning his gun on two officers who responded to the scene.
Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson told CNN affiliate KWES that the suspect took one of the deputy's radios, threatened law enforcement and later shot at police helicopters circling West Odessa.
Freed American hiker Sarah Shourd thanked the Omani people Saturday for helping secure her release from Iran, saying that she will associate Oman with her "first breath of freedom."
Addressing journalists before leaving Oman to return home to the United States, Shourd said she hoped her fiance, Shane Bauer, and her friend Josh Fattal, still jailed in a Tehran prison, will soon be free.
Toyota has reached a settlement with two families over product liability claims, a spokesman for the automaker said Friday night.