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Muslim soldier indicted in Texas bomb plot

CHICAGO — A US soldier of Palestinian descent was indicted on weapons charges related to a plot to build a bomb and attack the area surrounding a sprawling Texas military base, officials said Tuesday. Army Private Naser Abdo, 21, had gathered everything he needed to build a bomb and carry…

Accused Fort Hood shooter offers no defense in pre-trial hearing

An army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree on a Texas army base Monday offered no evidence in a hearing set to determine whether he should stand trial. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who was paralyzed from the chest down in the incident on November 5, 2009,…