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  • Military investigator retraces Ft. Hood shooting

    Military investigator retraces Ft. Hood shooting
    FT. HOOD, Texas — Military investigators provided a step-by-step account Monday of the shooting at this massive central Texas Army base last week that left three soldiers and the gunman dead and 16 wounded. They also confirmed that a dispute...
  • Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home

    Dutch priest who lived in Syria for decades is slain at home
    BEIRUT -- A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der...
  • Marines and family members mark 10th anniversary of Iraq war battle

    Marines and family members mark 10th anniversary of Iraq war battle
    CAMP PENDLETON — To the outside world, the names mean nothing. But to Marines who fought in Ramadi, Iraq, and to the families of the fallen, the names will forever be redolent of service and sacrifice: the Snakepit, Hurricane Point, Junction City,...
  • Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash

    Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash
    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was under heavy police presence and restricted access Sunday, a day after stone-throwing Syrian refugees clashed with anti-riot police, leaving one resident shot to death, according to official and media...
  • Afghan election concludes: Little violence, lots of votes to count

    Afghan election concludes: Little violence, lots of votes to count
    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of...
  • Congressmen at Ft. Hood hear stories of 'resilience and bravery'

    Congressmen at Ft. Hood hear stories of 'resilience and bravery'
    KILLEEN, Texas -- Two Texas congressmen, one of whom represents the Ft. Hood area, on Saturday met with survivors of this week's shooting on the base and later shared stories of heroism and sacrifice. "Wednesday's shooting brought the stress and...
  • Afghans vote despite rain, Taliban threats

    Afghans vote despite rain, Taliban threats
    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed. So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old...
  • Ft. Hood shooter said to have been furious before rampage

    Ft. Hood shooter said to have been furious before rampage
    When Army Spc. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family...
  • Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

    Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis
    KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who...
  • Hero of 2009 Ft. Hood rampage calls for arming soldiers on base

    Hero of 2009 Ft. Hood rampage calls for arming soldiers on base
    WASHINGTON — The Ft. Hood shootings are stoking debate over whether Congress should repeal a two-decade-old ban on carrying personal firearms on military bases, a policy designed to protect military personnel against accidental or indiscriminate...
  • Four dead, 16 hurt at Ft. Hood; shooter was troubled Iraq war vet

    Four dead, 16 hurt at Ft. Hood; shooter was troubled Iraq war vet
    KILLEEN, Texas - At least three people were still in critical condition Wednesday evening after a troubled Iraq war veteran's shooting spree at Ft. Hood ended with 16 people wounded and four dead, including the shooter, officials said. Federal officials...