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Did Army Ignore Warning Signs From Ft. Hood Shooter?

The warning signs were all there, but the U.S. military treated Major Nidal Malik Hasan with kid gloves, taking no action that might have prevented the Army psychiatrist from allegedly killing 13 people in the Fort Hood massacre last week.

Supreme Court Refuses to Stop D.C. Sniper Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad.

Iran Reportedly Charges 3 American Hikers With Espionage

Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran after crossing into the country from Iraq have been charged with espionage, according to Iran's State News Agency.

Hurricane Ida Takes Aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.

Chavez to Troops: Prepare for War With Colombia

President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela could end up going to war with Colombia as tensions between them rise, and he warned that if a conflict broke out "it could extend throughout the whole continent."

N.Y.-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a 'Get Well Soon' message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Homicide Bomb Kills 11 Others in Pakistan

A homicide bomber apparently targeting an anti-Taliban mayor struck a crowded market Sunday in northwest Pakistan, killing the mayor and 11 other people and injuring dozens, police said.

Some Saw Trouble With Fort Hood Suspect

In the months leading to Thursday's shooting spree, Hasan raised eyebrows with comments that the war on terror was "a war on Islam" and wrestled with what to tell fellow Muslim solders who had their doubts about fighting in Islamic countries.

For Marines in Afghanistan, IEDs Are a Constant Fear

Few songs are as haunting as Taps played for a fallen warrior, and on an isolated combat outpost in southern Afghanistan it has been sounded for David Baker, a 22-year-old Marine just six weeks short of redeploying home when killed in an explosion.

Suspect Could Face Death for Fort Hood Shooting

American-born Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has yet to be charged but is expected to face at least 13 counts of murder