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Hagel Orders 2 Reviews in Response to Shooting

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the Pentagon to review the physical security of all U.S. defense facilities worldwide and the security clearances that allow access to them.

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Gunman's Path to DC Emerges, but Questions Remain

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Through a wall at his Rhode Island hotel, Aaron Alexis could hear them — voices harassing him, wanting to harm him. He couldn't sleep. He believed people were following him, using a microwave machine to send vibrations to his body.

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Obama Orders Security Review After Shooting

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The secretary of the Navy is ordering a pair of security reviews -- focusing on how well the Navy protects its bases, and how accurately it screens its workers.

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White House Criticizes Lawmakers Opposing Gun Bill

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The White House is criticizing lawmakers who oppose legislation to tighten gun laws and says President Barack Obama is continuing to push the cause in the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

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Gunman in Navy Yard Rampage was Hearing Voices

Updated: 09/17/2013 - The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was undergoing treatment in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday.

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US to Help Syrian Forces Fight Chemical Weapons

Posted: 09/16/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for the U.S. to send chemical weapons-related assistance to the Syrian opposition, as well as international organizations working inside the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

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Obama Warns GOP Against Creating 'Economic Chaos'

Posted: 09/16/2013 - As he marks the fifth anniversary of the near-collapse of the nation's financial system, President Barack Obama is warning congressional Republicans not to create another economic crisis.

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13 Killed by Lone Gunman in US Navy Yard Rampage

Updated: 09/16/2013 - An employee at a defense contractor used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage Monday, spraying bullets in the hallways and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.

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Alabama Church Marks 50th Anniversary

Posted: 09/15/2013 - Hundreds of people black and white, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and became a landmark moment in the civil rights struggle.

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President Obama Responds to Critics

Posted: 09/15/2013 - President Barack Obama has responded to critics who disagree with his handling of the situation in Syria, saying he's more concerned about the end goal - no chemical weapons in Syria - than about "style points."

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Syrian Official Says Chemical Deal A 'Victory'

Posted: 09/15/2013 - A high-ranking Syrian official on Sunday welcomed the U.S.-Russian agreement to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, calling it a "victory" for Damascus.

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Kerry: Syria Peace Prospects Ride on Weapons Talks

Posted: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday the prospects for resuming the Syrian peace process are riding on the outcome of U.S.-Russian talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons arsenal that lurched into a second day.

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Kerry Takes Hard Line on Assad Proposal

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry, joining Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva for talks on Syria, has taken a hard line against a proposal by President Bashar Assad to spend 30 days reporting on his country's chemical weapons stockpiles, laying out an inventory of weapons.

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Colorado Flooding Cuts Off Mountain Towns, Kills 3

Updated: 09/12/2013 - Heavy rains sent waves of water crashing down mountainsides in Colorado today, cutting off mountain towns and forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three people are reported dead.

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US Pauses on 9/11 to Pay Tribute to Victims

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who perished in the terror attacks 12 years ago.

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McCain: Rebels Fighting Assad Feel Abandoned by US

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Sen. John McCain says the cause of rebels fighting Syria's President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

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9/11 Anniversary to be Marked with Somber Tributes

Updated: 10/08/2013 - Sept. 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.

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