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Sep 8, 2013

Designers in New York keeping it simple with black and white

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It’s all there in black and white.

Stylish clothes being unveiled for spring 2014 are highlighting the pronounced simplicity of black and white. The colors are either elegant monochromes or mixed up in playful zebra prints, classic checks and mod color blocking.

Victoria Beckham’s show on Sunday was the latest in a string of collections at New York Fashion Week adhering almost entirely to a black and white palette.

Sep 5, 2013

Expect simple, modern looks at New York’s Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Designers from around the globe
unveil their latest looks at New York Fashion Week beginning on
Thursday, when hordes of fashion buyers, watchers and lovers
assemble to see what will be au courant for spring.

Design houses are staging hundreds of shows in New York over
the next eight days, displaying looks for spring 2014, before
attention moves on to events in London, Milan and Paris.

Aug 29, 2013

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a U.S. Army psychiatrist to death for murdering 13 people in 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, where he gunned down unarmed soldiers in what he later called retaliation for U.S. wars in the Muslim world.

Major Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) during the attack and later said he wanted to be a martyr. Now he faces death by lethal injection, pending an automatic appeal, for the rampage that also wounded 31 people.

Aug 28, 2013

Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter

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 (1600 GMT).

Aug 28, 2013

Military jury to consider death penalty for Fort Hood gunman

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – The military jury deciding the fate of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan was slated on Wednesday to begin deliberations on whether he should be sentenced to death for the November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

The same jury of 13 officers convicted Hasan of killing 13 people and wounding 31 others, most of them unarmed soldiers, at the central Texas base.

Aug 27, 2013

Fort Hood gunman rests case without making statement

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, who faces the possibility of a death sentence for the November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, rested his case without making a statement in the sentencing phase of his trial on Tuesday.

“The defense rests,” said Hasan, who was convicted of killing 13 people and wounding 31 others, most of them unarmed soldiers, at the central Texas military base.

Aug 27, 2013

Fort Hood victim’s widow testifies as sentencing looms

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – The widow of a Fort Hood, Texas, worker slain in the November 2009 shooting rampage said in court on Tuesday that she has vowed not to let the killing by convicted gunman U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan destroy her life and that “he is not going to win.”

Joleen Cahill, whose husband Michael Cahill was one of 13 people murdered by Hasan at the central Texas military base, testified at the sentencing phase for the Army psychiatrist convicted of 45 counts of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder.

Aug 27, 2013

Sentencing looms for convicted Fort Hood gunman

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – Tuesday could be the last chance for convicted gunman Major Nidal Hasan to tell a jury his version of the November 2009 shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 31 others, many of them unarmed soldiers, at Fort Hood, Texas.

Once family members of the victims finish testifying in the sentencing phase of the court-martial for Hasan, convicted of 45 counts of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder, he will have an opportunity to address the jury deciding his fate.

Aug 26, 2013

Fort Hood jury to begin weighing fate of convicted shooter

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) – The fate of a convicted U.S. Army psychiatrist hangs in the balance as a military jury on Monday begins to hear evidence on whether to sentence him to death for firing on unarmed soldiers, killing 13 and wounding 31 in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

The same jury of 13 military officers on Friday convicted Major Nidal Hasan on all 45 charges of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder and will now consider his punishment.

Aug 22, 2013

Bradley Manning faces legal and social difficulties as transgender

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted this week of leaking 700,000 classified documents in the biggest breach of secret data in the country’s history, could soon be entangled in another legal showdown over the stated desire to live as a woman called Chelsea.

Unlike the court-martial Manning faced for leaking the data, including diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, the next legal challenge could play out in federal court over a far different issue: Sexual identity.