FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Eric Jackson took a bullet in the forearm during the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base, and returned to Fort Hood five years later with other survivors Friday to receive Purple Heart medals.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lost a bid on Friday to dismiss the federal corruption charges he faces due to public statements a top prosecutor made that the once-powerful politician called prejudicial. While U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she was "troubled" by remarks Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made bundling Silver's case together with a broader commentary on corruption and transparency in New York politics, she declined to dismiss the indictment.
Technology firms increasingly pitch new sensors and software to U.S. airports as a way to bolster exterior security and keep intruders out, but such digital barriers come with a hefty price tag and don't always work.
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 20 others injured when a powerful tornado rated as a rare EF-4 - the second highest intensity - ripped through a small northern Illinois town, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said on Friday. The tornado destroyed dozens of houses and businesses on Thursday night as it swept through Fairdale, about 75 miles west of Chicago. Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were killed in their Fairdale homes, the Chicago Tribune reported. The tornado that hit Fairdale was at least an EF-4, storms characterized by winds of 166 to 200 miles per hour, said meteorologist Patrick Marsh of the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is becoming something of a globe-trotter as world affairs loom large in the 2016 Republican presidential race and attention has been drawn to his early foreign policy stumbles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.