Captive American journalists back on US soil

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

BURBANK, CA (WFLX) - The two American journalists held in North Korea are back on U.S. soil.

The plane carrying Laura Ling and Euna Lee touched down Wednesday morning in Burbank, California.

Former President Bill Clinton traveled to Pyongyang Tuesday, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, and left with the journalists by his side.

The women were arrested near the North Korean-Chinese border in March and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in June.