| May 9, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Five years after the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, a new push is underway to make the victims eligible for the Purple Heart.
But the idea is drawing opposition from, among others, a group representing Purple Heart recipients, who liken the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:39 AM
We join with those who mourn the young people who died in the senseless shooting at the Mall in Columbia Saturday morning. And we are grateful to those police and firefighters who fearlessly responded to the scene and extend our sympathies to those...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I was saddened by the news of another senseless mass shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday that left three soldiers dead and 16 people wounded ("Shooter called talented, quiet," April 4). My thoughts and prayers certainly go out to the victims' families...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:55 PM
March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one.
It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end.
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
FT. HOOD, Texas — In a windowless cinder-block room at Ft. Hood on Wednesday morning, 11 soldiers closed their eyes and practiced taking deep, slow breaths.
The technique is useful for gaining self-control in stressful situations, explained...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:43 AM
During an interview on the recent Fort Hood shootings committed by Army Spec. Ivan Lopez, who killed three people then himself, CNN's Chris Cuomo suggested that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be referred to as just Post Traumatic Stress — leaving...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:59 PM
FT. HOOD, Texas — For the second time in five years, President Obama came to this sprawling Army post to console a community all too familiar with death, to offer a nation's condolences and to remind soldiers and their families of the healing...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The afternoon of Monday, March 31st was a typical day at Stevenson University until 2:24 p.m., when cell phones across campus suddenly displayed a text alert that we have never had to send before: "Active shooter on the Owings Mills campus." The same...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:48 PM
From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
President Barack Obama stopped for a few hours in his hometown today, and what was supposed to be a quick visit for two Democratic fundraisers also included the president’s first opportunity to express concern over the shootings at Fort Hood....