By Ellen Wulfhorst FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the trial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan on Wednesday asked the jury to sentence him to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the convicted gunman is a criminal and "never will be a martyr." The military jury of 13 officers who convicted Hasan of killing 13 people and wounding 31 others, most of them unarmed soldiers, began deliberations to decide his punishment at about 11 a.m. Central Time. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it will take action against the Syrian government for alleged use of chemical weapons even without the backing of allies or the United Nations.
U.S. President Barack Obama stands beside a bell to be rung by members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s family during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of his "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, August 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King's 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned. But he also pointed to the nation's lingering economic disparities as evidence that King's hopes remain unfulfilled.