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Officials: Gunman treated for mental health issues

09/17/2013 6:03am
U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.

Navy Yard shooter got honorable discharge

09/17/2013 8:51am
The former Navy reservist who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had a string of misconduct problems during his nearly four years in the military, but he received an honorable discharge, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Dutch king: say goodbye to welfare state

09/17/2013 9:32am
King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone.

Daley: Exit from race doesn't mean I couldn't win

09/17/2013 10:26am
Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says his decision to drop out of the 2014 gubernatorial race doesn't mean he couldn't beat Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tech firm CEO says no personnel issues with Alexis

09/17/2013 12:24pm
The CEO of an IT-consulting company where Aaron Alexis once worked says the suspected gunman in the Washington Navy Yard massacre had "no personnel issues" he was aware of.

Pilot: Scene of Navy Yard shooting like 'hot zone'

09/17/2013 12:43pm
The call came in, and within minutes, U.S. Park Police Sgt. Ken Burchell scrambled to pilot his helicopter to "what might be described as a hot zone" _ the scene of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

FBI: Navy Yard gunman had shotgun, got handgun

09/17/2013 1:28pm
The FBI says Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had a shotgun when he entered a building and got a handgun inside after he started firing.

Daley's exit leaves clear path for Ill. governor

09/17/2013 4:32pm
Despite a months-long effort to unseat him by influential members of his own party, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn emerged as Democrats' presumed standard bearer to keep the office next year after former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped his primary challenge.

FISA judge: no challenges to phone records orders

09/17/2013 6:17pm
A newly declassified opinion from the government's secret surveillance court says no company that has received an order to turn over bulk telephone records has challenged the directive.

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

09/17/2013 9:09pm
President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad's forces.

Navy Yard gunman told police he was hearing voices

09/17/2013 10:48pm
A month before he went on the shooting rampage that killed 12 people, Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis complained to police in Rhode Island that people were talking to him through the walls and ceilings of his hotel rooms and sending microwave vibrations into his body to deprive him of sleep.