Barack Obama entered the national spotlight with his rousing 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Abu Wa'el Dhiab is one of six people released from the US military prison in Cuba and brought to Uruguay in December 2014.
An American Airlines flight suffered mechanical problems soon after taking off from Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
The United States said the detention of more journalists in Turkey was part of a "troubling trend."
Ezra Kennedy, 17, of Westfield, New Jersey, had been hiking with a group of relatives and friends when he fell off Kaaterskill Falls on Wednesday.