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A suspected Libyan al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli was living freely in his homeland for the past two years, after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the “kidnapping.”
WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida’s leadership has assigned cells of engineers to find ways to shoot down, jam or remotely hijack U.S. drones, hoping to exploit the technological vulnerabilities of a weapons system that has inflicted huge losses against the terrorist network, according to top-secret U.S. intelligence documents.
In introducing the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act last week, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn noted “the wheels of justice have turned too slowly for the victims of the terrorist attack at Fort Hood four years ago.”
It is still premature to determine what support Afghanistan may need after 2014, said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, during a media engagement last week.
FORT HOOD — A jury Wednesday condemned Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting rampage at Fort Hood that killed 12 soldiers, one civilian, wounded dozens and shattered the lives of countless families.
Good morning from Fort Hood! Today is day 17 and possibly the final day of Maj. Nidal Hasan's capital murder court-martial.
Sitting in his wheelchair with a stoic look on his face, the bearded man wearing Army camouflage quietly listened as the president of the court-martial panel read the verdict:
TYLER — A tea party-backed state senator and more-moderate board of education member traded increasingly heated barbs Saturday night, debating a school lesson plan system that has become so politically charged it could shape next year’s Texas Republican primary.
FORT HOOD — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was found guilty Friday of the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history.
After nearly four years of legal proceedings, Maj. Nidal Hasan was found guilty of premeditated murder for the mass shooting at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009.
FORT HOOD — The accused Fort Hood shooter will have his chance today to mount a defense to the abundance of evidence against him presented during the last 11 days of his court-martial.
In a letter to the Killeen Daily Herald, Maj. Nidal Hasan summed up his motive for the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting: “I was defending my religion.”
Good morning. It is day seven of the capital murder court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigerians in the birthplace of the Islamic uprising gripping the country’s northeast celebrated the start of the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their king that attracted more than 10,000 people.
FORT HOOD — After nearly four years, a small Fort Hood courtroom about two miles from the site of the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history will hold the trial of the Army major accused of carrying it out.
Accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has authorized the release of a piece of evidence in his case that describes his motivations in allegedly carrying out the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree that killed 13.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was born in Arlington, Vir., in 1970 to parents of Palestinian descent. He graduated from Virginia Tech University in 1992 with an engineering degree. In 1995 he began active duty service with the U.S. Army.
Good morning. It's day two of jury selection for the capital murder trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan.
FORT HOOD — A former U.S. attorney general who represented Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic has reached out to the accused Fort Hood shooter to possibly represent him at trial.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.