Keep in mind this is an AP story.
“Phone messages left early Monday at Blackwater’s office in North Carolina and with a company spokeswoman were not immediately returned.”
Story filed at 6:40 am Monday?
As evidenced by the editorial comment in following paragraph:
"The contractors, including many Americans and Britons, provide protection for Westerners and dignitaries in Iraq as the country has plummeted toward anarchy and civil war."