Latest News Wires North Korea detains 85-year old US vet. Why?

Merrill Newman, an American tourist from Palo Alto, California, was pulled off a plane in North Korea after a nine-day visit, says his son. North Korea has detained at least six Americans since 2009, often for alleged missionary work, but it is unusual for a tourist to be arrested.

By , Associated Press

North Korean officials detained an 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War last month as he sat in a plane set to leave the country, the man's son said.