American who joined Libyan fighters returns to US

Matthew VanDyke, who spent months in Libyan prisons before joining rebel forces who opposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi, speaks with reporters after his flight arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Linthicum, Md., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. ((AP Photo/Patrick Semansky))

November 6, 2011 6:02:44 AM PST
An American writer who went missing in Libya for months returned to the United States on Saturday night, telling reporters he went to the north African nation to participate in the uprising against dictator Moammar Gadhafi and was on a reconnaissance mission when he was captured.