DALLAS (AP) - The defendant may testify today in the second day of a sentencing hearing for the 20-year-old Jordanian man who tried to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper. A day earlier, his father testified that Hosam Smadi became deeply depressed after his mother's death four years ago. Smadi pleaded guilty in May and could face life, but will likely receive a 30-year sentence under a plea agreement.
LONDON (AP) - Major defense spending cuts are coming in Britain following a once-in-a-decade defense review being published today. Britain will lose thousands of troops, slash weapons programs and likely delay a major project to upgrade its nuclear-armed submarine
fleet. It's leaving allies worried about damage to Britain's status as a global power.
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An informal Associated Press survey of scientists studying the post-oil spill Gulf of Mexico shows damage to be more incremental and less dramatic than some had predicted. The focus is also turning to oil on the sea floor. Scientists worry the oil deep below will cause genetic mutations, stress or weaken some species, with unknown or delayed effects.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Two Fort Hood police officers credited with shooting and stopping a gunman during a rampage at Fort Hood last year are expected to testify this week. A hearing that continues today will determine if Major Nidal Hasan stands trial for the shootings.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled today in Austin for a state lawmaker from South Texas who's accused of perjury and ethics violations. The Austin American-Statesman reports an attorney for Representative Kino Flores expects his Flores to testify in his own defense.