Venezuelans sentenced for pipe bombs at US Embassy

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two men to 10 years in prison for planting pipe bombs outside the US Embassy in Caracas two years ago. Former university student Jose Miguel Rojas Espinoza was convicted of "terrorism and instigation to commit crimes," prosecutors said Thursday. Teodoro Rafael Darnott was found guilty of encouraging him by providing bomb-making instructions via the Internet. Authorities said the two pipe bombs had been programmed to explode and scatter small fliers alluding to Hizbullah. No one was hurt in the incident at the US Embassy on Oct. 23, 2006, on the heels of the Second Lebanon War.