Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others

Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond.

"Thank you to everyone who prayed for me," Salud Hernandez-Mora, a longtime correspondent for Spain's El Mundo newspaper, said Friday in her first comment upon being freed.

Rebels identifying themselves as members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, handed her over to a delegation led by Ramon Catholic clergy in the volatile Catatumbo region. Hours later, two other journalists from Colombian...