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Deported from Guatemala, antivirus software mogul John McAfee arrives in U.S.


Software mogul McAfee arrives in u.s.

Antivirus software founder John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. He arrived on a commercial jet and went to a South Beach hotel. Federal officials did not immediately say whether McAfee would be questioned or detained in the United States. They said there was no active arrest warrant for McAfee to justify taking him into custody.

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Petraeus named 'most fascinating'

ABC news host Barbara Walters named former CIA director David Petraeus as her most fascinating person of 2012 on Wednesday. Petraeus, whose affair with his biographer led to his resignation, led a list that included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James and reality show child star Honey Boo Boo.


Ruling a victory for U.S. in 9/11 trial

The Army judge in the military commission trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other suspected Sept. 11 plotters has issued a ruling that will keep secret any details about the defendants' arrests, their treatment and whether they were subjected to harsh interrogation techniques. The order, made public Wednesday, represents a victory for U.S. military and Justice Department prosecutors in the opening round of pretrial fights before the first trial related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The trial could start early next year.


Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez is likely to face a "complex and difficult" recovery after surgery in Cuba for recurring cancer, officials said Wednesday, casting doubt on the 58-year-old leader's ability to take office Jan. 10.

Sacramento, Calif.: Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday, calling the 74-year-old chief executive's prognosis "excellent."

Rome: After struggling with the touch screen of an iPad, Pope Benedict XVI dispatched his first Twitter message Wednesday. "Dear friends," it read, "I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."

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