April 3rd, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Fort Hood attack echoes 2009 shooting rampage

New details emerged Thursday about the man who went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood Wednesday.

Three people were killed and 16 others were wounded before a 34-year-old turned the gun on himself.

Officials say Army Specialist Ivan Lopez had a history of psychiatric issues, which may have been a factor in the attack.

Fort Hood shooter was Iraq vet being treated for mental health issues

The incident was the second major shooting at Ford Hood in less than five years.

Many are now asking how this happened again.

CNN's Ed Lavandera is OutFront.

Filed under: Crime • Fort Hood • News
April 3rd, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Is your breakfast staring at you?

Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms and Trix.

Why you'll never look at the cereal aisle the same way again.

Jeanne Moos has the story.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • OffBeat
April 3rd, 2014
09:53 PM ET

Husband of Flight 370 passenger: I want to know the truth

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier Thursday assured families of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 victims no effort would be spared in the search for the missing aircraft.

"We will not rest - until we have done everything we humanly can," Abbott said.

How the media deals with victims

Among the families looking for answers is the husband of Chandrika Sharma, who was on board the missing flight.

Hope unites MH370 families

She was on her way to a United Nation conference in Mongolia to help people who work in the fish industry.

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke her husband, Kilapandal Santhanam Narendran.

April 3rd, 2014
12:59 PM ET

Report: Taxpayers to fund $400k camel sculpture; State Department defends program

(CNN) - The State Department defended its Art in Embassies program on Wednesday following a report that it plans to purchase a $400,000 sculpture for the embassy compound under construction in Islamabad.

BuzzFeed first reported the planned purchase of the sculpture "Camel Contemplating Needle."

The 500-pound work alludes in both name and appearance to a well-known allegory that appears in both the bible and the Quran.

"Our embassies are the face of the United States overseas," spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday, acknowledging the report but adding that art purchases for the embassy in Pakistan have not been finalized.

"Right now, we're still making decisions about what the art will look like specifically in our embassy in Islamabad," said Harf. "We haven't made any final decision about that piece or any other piece."

She emphasized the total spent on art at new embassies amounts to just 0.5% of the embassy's total construction budget.

The Art in Embassies program was started in the 1960s to showcase American art around the world, and also features pieces from local host-country artists.


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Filed under: International • News
April 3rd, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Are these Bison running for their lives?

A video reportedly showing bison fleeing Yellowstone just before an earthquake hit the park last month has some concerned something even more terrible is on the way.

But are those fears legitimate?

Jeanne Moos has the story.

Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos