Fort Hood, Texas: Rocky and emotional, the Fort Hood sentencing entered its final phase Tuesday morning. At the center of the trial is Nidal Hasan, the military psychiatrist convicted of murdering 13 people on Nov. 5, 2009, on the U.S. military base in Bell County, Texas. Read More
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Originally put in place in 1993, the military ban called Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which prohibited those in the military from being openly gay, is officially a thing of the past. Those who serve in the military are free to be out and proud starting today. Gay service members will no longer be discriminated against due to their sexuality–and it’s about frickin’ time.
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The All-Army WCAP team dashed away with the international Army trophy after defeating the three-time reigning champions from Rio de Janeiro.
Now, if we can only figure out how to beat them in soccer. Read More
Searchers on the island, the site of one of the bloodiest and iconic battles of WWII, found the graves in similar locations to those indicated on U.S. documents as group burial sites.
The possibility that such burial sites existed had been raised, but they had not been discovered before, according to The Japan Times.
Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand had surgery late Saturday night after breaking his neck while making a tackle on a kickoff against Army, and there is concern about whether he will be able to walk again, according to the Asbury Press.
LeGrand broke his C3 and C4 vertebrae while attempting to make a tackle during a game against Army.
LeGrand fell to the ground and never moved after colliding helmet-first into Army’s Malcolm Brown following a 22-yard kick return with five minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Rutgers’ 23-20 overtime win at New Meadowlands Stadium.
With fierce winds of 140 mph, Super Typhoon Megi has been the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines in years. The Philippines has declared “a state of calamity” in Isabela province and thousands of residents have fled the area Monday to seek shelter.
Super Typhoon Megi has hit the northern part of the Philippines covering it in rain which drowned at least one man. Wind gusts of 162 mph were recording as it touched down Monday at Palanan Bay in Isabela province causing mass destruction. Super Typhoon Megi seemed to be losing steam as it crossed the mountains on the island of Luzon but will regain its strength before heading to China.
Areas of China and Vietnam already damaged by flooding were preparing for more rain from Super Typhoon Megi. 140,000 residents in a coastal Chinese province have been evacuated in preparation for the storm. In Vietnam, 30 deaths have already been reported due to flooding.
HERRIMAN, UT: A roaring wildfire has forced more than 1,400 evacuations southwest of Salt Lake City as flames engulfed hundreds of acres Monday. The 300-acre fire originated at a firing range at Camp Williams, a National Guard site about 30 miles from Salt Lake City, and moved onward to the small town of Herriman. Unfortunately, the soldiers did not have the equipment or manpower necessary to stop it from spreading.
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Don Hutson explained the conditions of the Herriman fire. He said,
Literally, the fire was coming down into the backyards of many of these residents. It was lifesaving efforts trying to get people out of the area because of a very, very fast-moving fire — literally moving faster than anybody could run.
However, if you plan on celebrating another Mexican holiday , you have a chance.
September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. If you’re not familiar with Mexican Independence Day, then here is your primer:
In September 1810, Spanish officials uncovered a plot by rebels from the state of Guanajuato to overthrow the government. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered the grito, or shout, to the citizens of the town Dolores:
“My children, a new dispensation comes to us today…Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen 300 years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once.” And they did, 11 years later. Via Tonic.com
Crazy Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida has confirmed his plans to burn the Koran on September 11th. From a small evangelical parish called the Dove World Outreach Center (which sounds more like a bird sanctuary than a place of religious worship), Terry Jones is definitely not making small news. He intends to burn the holiest book in all of Islam which isn’t going unnoticed. Jones explained that his demonstration would help us "remember those who were brutally murdered on September 11," and would send a warning "to the radical element of Islam." The only thing I’ll remember is some idiot’s quest to be the biggest idiot. But what do experts think?Read More