GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army.
NEW YORK (AP) — The warden of the 2,100-inmate New York City jail where a mentally ill veteran "baked to death" in an overheated cell in February has been demoted and transferred to another unit that doesn't house mentally ill inmates.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has helped to announce a new campaign that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global poverty by 2030.
A New Jersey man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday for tossing his toddler daughter, strapped in her car seat weighted down by a tire jack, into a frigid creek, prosecutors said. Arthur Morgan III, 29, faces life in prison without parole for the murder committed during a court-approved visit with 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover in November 2011. Two days after Morgan failed to bring the girl back to her mother, the child's body was found submerged in a stream by a group of teenagers playing in Shark River Park, about 35 miles west of Trenton, New Jersey. The prosecutor said the girl was alive when the car seat hit the water.
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier on Wednesday opened fire in two administration buildings on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, killing three service members and injuring 16 others before taking his own life. March 24, 2014 - Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, 35, a civilian truck driver, shot dead a sailor aboard the USS Mahan destroyer at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, before being killed by base security forces. September 16, 2013 - Aaron Alexis, 34, who worked for a defense contractor, killed 12 people and wounded four others in a shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Washington before he was slain by police. November 5, 2009 - Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood, Texas, gunning down unarmed soldiers in a medical building with a laser-sighted handgun in what he later called retaliation for U.S. wars in the Muslim world.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents on Thursday were still removing thousands of artifacts ranging from arrowheads to shrunken heads and Ming Dynasty jade from a house in rural central Indiana.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood official says there is a "strong possibility" that the gunman who killed three people and wounded 16 others at the Texas military base argued with one or more soldiers immediately before the shooting.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two top executives at Edison International pocketed $17.7 million by selling company stock after Edison reached a major settlement involving the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in California.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood official confirms the soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 others bought his gun at the same nearby gun shop as the shooter convicted in the 2009 rampage on the military base.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that Syria can still meet the April 27 deadline to remove all chemical agents from the country even though shipments have been halted for two weeks because of worsening security, U.N. diplomats said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International rules for handling the kind of petroleum shipments involved in several recent fiery derailments may need to be revised, the United Nations said, in a move that could rattle the fast-growing oil-by-rail sector. A U.N. panel for shipping hazardous materials this week said that it accepted a request from U.S. and Canadian experts to revisit rules that govern shipping the kinds of fuel produced in energy areas such as North Dakota's Bakken. Specifically, the panel will examine whether rules for shipping crude oil properly account for dangerous pressure and volatile gases. "Unprocessed crude oil may present unique hazards based on the specific gas content, posing different hazards in transport," the U.N. panel on transporting dangerous goods said in a statement seen by Reuters.
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has retaliated against about 20 immigrant hunger strikers and supporters at a Washington detention facility by sticking them in solitary confinement, activists said Thursday, and two legal groups sued to halt the practice.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member shortly before the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man jumped in front of a train in Chicago to help a woman who fell onto subway tracks.
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Relatives say a U.S. Army sergeant from Illinois was one of the soldiers killed in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.