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FBI agents in Florida and New York arrested two men who prosecutors said were secretly recorded during a two-year sting operation pledging their support and loyalty to Al Qaeda. Authorities said Sunday that Rafiq Abdus Sabir, a Boca Raton, Fla., physician, and Tarik Shah, a self-described martial arts expert in New York, conspired to treat and train terrorists. Both are American citizens. Both men were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court appearances.

Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called an Amnesty International report released last week that was critical of the US Navy prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, "absolutely irresponsible" during a "Fox News Sunday" interview. Rebutting the report's description of the prison as "the gulag of our time," Myers said the US has done a good job of humanely treating detainees. He also said the US believes Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is wounded, though it's not known how badly.

The Florida murder suspect who was part of a 56-hour standoff with police high atop a 350-foot construction crane is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday at an Atlanta jail. Carl Edward Roland of Clearwater, Fla., was taken to the jail Sunday after being released from the hospital following a weekend capture in which police subdued Roland with a stun gun as he crawled toward an officer for a cup of water.

Rookie Danica Patrick became the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500, getting out front three separate times Sunday for a total of 19 laps, but ultimately her electrifying run fell short as Dan Wheldon took the checkered flag. Patrick finished fourth, the best result ever by a woman. Wheldon became the first British winner since Graham Hill in 1966.

Six people were found shot to death and a seventh was in critical condition following a multiple murder-suicide in two neighboring farmhouses near Bellefontaine, Ohio, authorities said. Investigators believe one of the victims was responsible for the attack, but the sheriff's department would not say who they suspect of opening fire.

The monthlong Minuteman Project that monitored illegal immigration in Arizona is planning similar watches in California and along the Canadian border, a group organizer said during a weekend summit in Las Vegas. About 200 Hispanic protesters called the meeting racist.

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