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  • 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...
  • Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says

    Ft. Hood shooter had been denied leave day of rampage, source says
    When Army Spec. 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 gunman was hit hard by mother's death, family says

    Ft. Hood gunman was hit hard by mother's death, family says
    KILLEEN, Texas — After the sudden death of his mother in November, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was upset that Army officials granted him less than two days to go home to Puerto Rico for her funeral. Carmen Lopez's death from a heart attack came just a...
  • Ft. Hood shooting: Gunman's 'unstable' mental condition scrutinized

    Ft. Hood shooting: Gunman's 'unstable' mental condition scrutinized
    KILLEEN, Texas — Officials investigating the Ft. Hood shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded Wednesday said they believed the gunman’s “unstable psychiatric and psychological condition” was the “fundamental underlying...
  • Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria

    Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria
    BEIRUT —A series of mortar shells fired by rebels killed six children and injured 16 others Thursday in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syria’s official news agency. Rebels based in the capital’s outskirts...
  • Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked election office

    Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked election office
    KABUL, Afghanistan -– Taliban insurgents opposed to Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential vote stormed an election office in Kabul on Tuesday and killed five people, officials said. The sound of gunfire echoed across Kabul’s Darul Aman...
  • Shooting at Ft. Hood evokes deadly 2009 rampage

    Shooting at Ft. Hood evokes deadly 2009 rampage
    After shots rang out Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Americans' memories flashed back to Nov. 5, 2009, when Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on the Texas base, killing 13 and wounding more than 30.  That remains the deadliest mass shooting on a military...
  • Gunman opens fire at Ft. Hood in Texas

    Gunman opens fire at Ft. Hood in Texas
    KILLEEN, Texas — Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 16 others were hurt Wednesday in a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, which in 2009 was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history. The gunman was a...
  • Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt

    Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt
    KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
  • Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

    Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead
    A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to...
  • How Syria's civil war threatens Lebanon's fragile peace

    How Syria's civil war threatens Lebanon's fragile peace
    Three years into the Syrian civil war, neighboring Lebanon is fraying at the seams. Over the last year, as Lebanese Sunni Muslim jihadis and their counterparts in the Shiite militia Hezbollah fought each other in Syria, at least 16 car bombs detonated...