News Story of the Day
US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced
Updated Dec 09, 06:39 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
In a written statement issued Monday, Merrill Newman said he tried to show that the words he read on the recording were not his own by emphasizing the apology's awkward phrasing and poor English grammar.
"Anyone who has read the text of it or who has seen the video of me reading it knows that the words were not mine and were not delivered voluntarily," Newman said.
Sports Story of the Day
Heisman: Winston, Manziel, Lynch among 6 finalists
Updated Dec 09, 07:18 PM
NEW YORK - Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony - though he's not expected to have much competition.
The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday, along with Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams.
Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed.
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