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Hurricane Katrina through The Washington Post front pages

Hurricane Katrina's five year anniversary is August 29. The Washington Post chronicled the disaster on its front pages. Vivid imagery from the scene told the world about the devastation in New Orleans as aid was slow to arrive.

August 26, 2010; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Elyse Porterfield is not Jenny, the quitter with a whiteboard.

Capitalizing on incredibly opportune timing, released a series of photographs Tuesday of a girl named "Jenny" holding whiteboards that called her boss out for spending too much time playing the Facebook game Farmville and for referring to her as a "hot piece of ---" . On the coattails of...

August 11, 2010; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (5)

Wimbledon update: Federer averts upset in 1st round

By Steven Wine AP Sports writer WIMBLEDON, England -- For Roger Federer, Wimbledon nearly ended at the beginning. The six-time champion overcame a two-set deficit to avert a monumental first-round upset, beating Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0. Federer has reached the tournament final each of the...

June 21, 2010; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

All 12 BP oil spillcams now available to view

Responding to a request from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), BP on Thursday expanded access to the camera feeds from the remotely operated vehicles working to stanch the flow of oil from the Macondo wellhead in the Gulf.

June 3, 2010; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

James Cameron says 'morons' charged with fixing Gulf oil spill

"Avatar" and "Titanic" director James Cameron on Wednesday criticized those responsible for stopping the geyser of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, calling them "morons" and again offered the assistance of the private team of deep-sea experts with whom which he has worked on several underwater films and exploration efforts.

June 3, 2010; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (95)

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square bomb suspect in custody -- LIVE UPDATES

Live updates from the New York attempted car bomb case.

May 4, 2010; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (86)

Shooting at Fort Hood: Live updates

By Garance Franke-Ruta 5:27 p.m. Members of Hasan's mosque speak about Fort Hood shooting Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Members and leaders of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, where Maj. Nidal M. Hasan used to pray, speak out the day after the tragedy. They describe him as a...

November 6, 2009; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

A friend from the mosque recalls Hasan

By William Wan Ezeddine Benyedder was one of the few people at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Md., who grew to be close to Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his time at the Mosque. He spoke with The Post as he was walking into the mosque for...

November 6, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (2)

Shooting at Fort Hood: Day two

1:22 p.m. Two civilian officers shot Hasan By Greg Jaffe FORT HOOD, Texas -- It took police about four minutes to arrive at the scene of the shooting after the 911 call, said Col. John Rossi, a deputy commander at the base. Sgt. Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd, both of...

November 6, 2009; 10:18 AM ET | Comments (4)

Relative of Fort Hood victim: He's 'in a lot of pain'

We are starting to receive reports from victims' conditions, from family members. Here's the latest, from reporter Ed O'Keefe: Jamie Casteel, mother-in-law of victim Matthew Cooke, 30, said, "All we know is that he's awake, and alert and in a lot of pain." Matthew's wife, Sarah, saw him last evening,...

November 6, 2009; 09:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Hasan family statement: We are shocked and saddened

Here is a statement by Nader Hasan, cousin of Nidal Hasan, e-mailed from a spokeswoman for the family: "As Nidal Hasan's first cousin, and because his parents are no longer alive, I wanted to issue a statement on behalf of my family. We are shocked and saddened by the terrible...

November 6, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (13)

Officials: Hasan hospitalized, on ventilator

A morning press conference is underway now at Fort Hood, led by Col. John G. Rossi. Here's what authorities have told reporters so far: -- The total number of dead is 13 and 28 are still hospitalized. -- The alleged shooter, Nidal Hasan, is alive and on a ventilator at...

November 6, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Shooting at Fort Hood

By Garance Franke-Ruta 9:15 p.m. Hasan alive, death toll at 12 Army Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said at a news conference in Fort Hood that the suspected shooter, Maj. Hasan, remains alive, hospitalized in stable condition and in custody. The death toll remains 12 slain and 31 injured. 8:59 p.m.,...

November 5, 2009; 06:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama cuts short appearance at Tribal Nations Conference

By Michael D. Shear After making his comments about the shooting, President Obama cut short his afternoon appearance at the Tribal Nations Conference, which he addressed earlier in the morning. The president did not deliver broader remarks that had been planned for the closing of the conference, instead returning quickly...

November 5, 2009; 05:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

Before Fort Hood, a shooting at Arkansas base

By Carrie Johnson The Fort Hood shooting follows by months an incident outside a Little Rock, Ark., military recruiting center in which one soldier was killed and another wounded in June 2009. Authorities said Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who has been charged with multiple felony crimes in connection with the Little...

November 5, 2009; 05:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Transcript: Obama remarks on the shooting

President Obama's full remarks on the Fort Hood shooting, delivered at the closing of the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior in Washington, follow: As some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. We...

November 5, 2009; 05:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama promises answers on 'this horrible incident'

By Michael D. Shear President Obama called the incident at Fort Hood a "tragic shooting" and promised to share more details about what happened, and why, "as we get them." "These are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their...

November 5, 2009; 05:24 PM ET | Comments (7)

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