Posted: Aug 27, 2013 3:45 PM
Updated: Aug 27, 2013 3:46 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) The Fort Hood shooter had another chance today to make a statement at his trial but declined. Major Nidal Hasan rested his case during the penalty phase without calling witnesses or testifying. Closing arguments are planned tomorrow. Jurors then will decide whether Hasan gets the death penalty.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Former state Representative Raul Torres says he's running for state comptroller. The Corpus Christi Republican says he'd bring greater transparency to the office. He joins a crowded field for the Republican nomination.
DALLAS (AP) The U.S. government wants to wait until March for a trial on its lawsuit aimed at blocking the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The airlines want to start the trial in November. The Justice Department says in a court filing that given the stakes, it needs more time to prepare. The government accuses the airlines of rushing the case. The judge plans to hold a conference on the schedule Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden told the nation's largest veterans organization that he and other officials will continue to honor the country's "one sacred obligation" to support soldiers and families during war and once they return home. The pledge came in a speech in Houston to the annual American Legion convention.