: News

Suspected Fort Hood Shooter Has Local Ties

Play associated audio

The suspect in the Fort Hood shooting, Army Major Nidal Hasan, has roots in the Washington area.

Hasan was born in Arlington, Virginia and studied at Virginia Tech. He received his medical degree from the military's Uniformed Services University in Bethesda. For six years before reporting for duty at Fort Hood, the 39-year-old Army major worked in psychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He also attended a local mosque, the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Imam Faizul Khan says he knew Hasan for more than 10 years. Khan says they mostly discussed religion and says Hasan was quiet, reserved and never seemed controversial.

Muslim groups say they've received threatening phone calls and e-mails in the wake of the shootings and are urging calm, saying this was the act of one man.

Natalie Neumann reports...


Heroic Women In Strong Poses: Serena Williams, Amy Schumer In Pirelli Calendar

"Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman." — that's how comedian Amy Schumer sums up this year's Pirelli calendar.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Obama Urges Other Nations To Take Action On Climate Change

In Paris, President Obama made the case for taking action against climate change and addressed the ongoing fight against ISIS.
WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.