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U.S. veteran, 85, detained in N. Korea

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BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto, Calif., was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane.

The man, Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, has not been heard from since.

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