August 27, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas -- She had been married for five years with three children and plans for more, plans to buy a house and build a life -- but that life ended Nov. 5, 2009. Dressed in black, Shoua Her took the stand Monday and told a military jury about the toll the mass shooting at this central Texas Army post, which killed 13, had taken on her and her family. They had met in middle school, married and had two boys and a girl, ages 4, 2 and less than a year. They had come from Minnesota, where Pfc. Kham See Xiong, 23, had joined up after he was laid off. She didn't want him to, but he had a father and two brothers in the military.
August 26, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - Like so many other Army wives, when Angela Rivera heard there had been a shooting at this central Texas post four years ago, the first thing she did was call her husband's cell phone. And like so many others, there was no answer. On Monday, testifying at the sentencing of the man convicted of murder in the mass shooting, Rivera relived the uncertain hours of Nov. 5, 2009. There were 13 dead and more than 30 wounded that afternoon. But no names had been released.
August 23, 2013 |
SPOKANE, Wash. - When Glenn Longstorff's mind goes back to that room at the hospital a few nights ago, he hurts for his friend, the man people around here knew as Shorty. He thinks of the kid drafted to war at 18. The soldier shot in the leg on the beach at Okinawa, who never cared to say too much about it. The fixture around town - at the Sportsman Cafe & Lounge for coffee almost every morning, and at the Eagles Lodge on many nights. Delbert Belton, 88, was in his car outside the lodge watering hole Wednesday night, waiting for his girlfriend to meet him to shoot some pool, when he was robbed and beaten.
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August 7, 2013 |
The widow of Michael Hastings -- the journalist whose reporting led to the resignation of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan -- is calling his fatal crash in Los Angeles a “really tragic accident.” In her first nationally televised interview since her husband's death on June 18, Elise Jordan told CNN's Piers Morgan on Monday that she didn't “really have anything to add” to the ongoing police investigation into the fiery single-car crash...
July 2, 2013 |
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Before dawn, Juliann Ashcraft kissed her husband goodbye as he left their home to join his wildfire crew, the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Andrew Ashcraft promised to text her during the day, as always. Andrew's first message came about 5:45 a.m. Sunday, about half an hour after he'd left home. Andrew, 29, tall and strapping, was heading to the fire in Yarnell that was threatening homes. As the crew went into the hills, Juliann took their four children to a nearby pool.
May 31, 2013 |
"Bough Down," the first book by artist Karen Green, arrives trailing a train of sorrow. Green was married to writer David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in September 2008. He was 46. Green has surfaced intermittently since then, giving few interviews. In 2009, at an exhibit in South Pasadena, she showed a piece called "The Forgiveness Machine," a 7-foot-long device into which one placed a piece of paper inscribed with what you wanted forgiven; the paper emerged, shredded, from the other end of the machine.