CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Bucs vs. Falcons at 6:30 pm on CBS 11 & 105.3 The Fan | Preview | Pick'em To Win | Local Picks | Sports Team Tweets: Follow #CBS11TNF for the latest!

Local

New Push To List Fort Hood Shooting As Terror

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 New Push To List Fort Hood Shooting As TerrorJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 New Push To List Fort Hood Shooting As TerrorFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 New Push To List Fort Hood Shooting As TerrorBikini Model Pictures

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb New Push To List Fort Hood Shooting As TerrorCowboys Cheerleaders

The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

KILLEEN (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and two Texas congressmen say they will push for legislation to reclassify the Fort Hood shooting as an act of terror.

Victims and relatives of the 13 killed in the 2009 rampage have protested that the federal government has categorized the shooting as workplace violence. They say that decision deprives them of injury benefits they deserve.

The Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act would provide life insurance, tax breaks for death in a combat zone, and other combat-related pay.

The announcement this week comes after a military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death. Hasan has claimed he was a soldier “who switched sides” on behalf of his Islamic beliefs.

Cornyn says the attack showed that terrorists can attack at home as well as abroad.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments