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Civil Rights Pioneer James Hood Dies at 70

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the first black students to defy racial segregation at a university in the American south a half century ago has died. Officials at a funeral home in Gadsden, Alabama said James Hood died Thursday of natural causes. He was 70. Hood made history in 1963 when he and fellow student Vivian Malone were […]

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US Army Orders Accused Fort Hood Shooter to Shave His Beard

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army appeals court has ruled that Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hassan must shave off his beard for trial. The court on Thursday rejected Hassan’s argument that his beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. It ordered him to shave it off or have it removed by force. Hasan, an Army […]

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US Soldier Indicted in Fort Hood Plot

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. soldier accused of plotting to bomb Fort Hood, a military installation that was the scene of a deadly 2009 shooting, has been indicted on weapons-related charges. A federal grand jury in Texas Tuesday found there was enough evidence to bring Private Nasser Jason Abdo to trial. Federal prosecutors say Abdo had an illegal […]

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US Soldier Charged in Connection with Planned Attack

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. soldier arrested after bomb-making material was found in his motel room shouted defiantly following his first court appearance. Federal prosecutors Friday charged Private Nasser Jason Abdo with possessing an illegal firearm. Charging documents say Abdo also had ammunition, gunpowder, clocks, wires and an article titled, “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your […]

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Police: US Soldier Close to Targeting Military Personnel

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say a U.S. soldier arrested after bomb-making material was found in a motel room in the state of Texas planned to target military personnel. A local police chief, Dennis Baldwin, said Thursday the suspect seemed close to carrying out an attack on Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in the state. Baldwin described it […]

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US Soldier Arrested Near Fort Hood

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say a U.S. soldier arrested after bomb-making material was found in a motel room in the U.S. state of Texas planned to target military personnel. A local police chief told reporters Thursday the suspect was apparently close to carrying out an alleged plot at Fort Hood, an Army base in Texas. The chief said […]

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US Soldier Arrested Near Fort Hood

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the southern state of Texas have arrested a U.S. soldier after finding possible bomb-making material in a motel room near Fort Hood. An FBI spokesman said the soldier, 21-year-old Nasser Jason Abdo, was taken into custody Wednesday in Killeen, Texas, after authorities got a tip about a suspicious individual. The FBI said Thursday […]

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Accused Fort Hood Shooter Arraigned in Military Court

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas has been arraigned in a military court. Major Nidal Hasan did not enter a plea during his arraignment hearing Wednesday before a judge at Fort Hood. The judge set a March trial date. The arraignment came shortly […]

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Accused Fort Hood Shooter to Be Arraigned Wednesday

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas is being arraigned in a military court Wednesday. A statement from the base says Major Nidal Hasan will be asked to enter a plea at the hearing, and that the judge could set a trial date. The […]

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Ft. Hood Shooting Suspect Gets Military Trial

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of the Fort Hood military post says the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting at the base will be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. Major Nidal Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder […]

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