Bergdahl returns to United States in stable condition, but family yet to join him

June 13
Texas
Bergdahl back in U.S. after 5-year capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “looked good” after arriving back in the United States and is working daily with health professionals after being held by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan, military officials said Friday.

Bergdahl’s family has not joined him since he arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio early Friday from an Army medical facility in Germany, and Army officials would not say when relatives might show up.

Bergdahl arrived speaking English, but officials indicated his speech had been impacted from being in captivity for so long.

— Associated Press

Wisconsin
Same-sex marriages on hold, judge rules

Same-sex marriages have been put on hold in Wisconsin by a federal judge who last week struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s ruling Friday means that gay marriages, which have been taking place across the state for a week, will end while the case is pending.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen requested that Crabb’s ruling be put on hold. Crabb last week declared the state’s ban unconstitutional but did not tell the state how to proceed. On Friday, she issued an order saying the weddings are legal, but then put it on hold per Van Hollen’s request.

— Associated Press

Rockefeller kin dies in plane crash: A small plane crashed outside New York City on Friday, killing a great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, a family spokesman said. Richard Rockefeller, 65, of Falmouth, Maine, was a doctor and a nephew of former vice president Nelson A. Rockefeller.

— Associated Press

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