News Summary: UK blocks extradition in hack case

Associated Press
FILE - In this Wednesday May 10, 2006 file photo Gary McKinnon, accused of mounting the largest ever hack of United States government computer networks, listens to a reporter's question outside the Bow Magistrates Court in central London. Britain's Home Secretary is set to rule on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012, whether to extradite a British hacker to America to face charges for breaking into sensitive computer networks at U.S. military and space installations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

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BLOCKED: Britain has blocked a U.S. request to extradite Gary McKinnon, who was accused of breaching military and NASA networks.

REASONING: The U.K. government ruled he was unfit to face charges there. Medical experts had concluded he was seriously depressed and that there was "a high risk of him ending his life."

WHAT NEXT: British prosecutors will now decide if he should face charges in the U.K.

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