Freed American hostage Jill Carroll has returned to the United States; and according to her newspaper, says she feels alive again since her release from captivity in Iraq.
Carroll arrived in Boston Sunday aboard a commercial airliner. A colleague from her newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, accompanied her and filed a story for the paper's website. According to the paper, Carroll was touched to find a red rose on her airline tray, and she enjoyed seeing newspaper pictures of her family.
Carroll was released last Thursday after 82 days in captivity in Iraq. Her captors shot dead her translator during the kidnapping. Her editor released a statement saying Carroll would appear at a news conference when she is ready.