WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has appointed a new attorney for the soldier charged with planning to blow up a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told the judge Thursday that he disagreed with his court-appointed attorneys over trial strategies.
Abdo was handcuffed and wearing a striped jail jumpsuit as he spoke from behind a lectern. He said his request shouldn't delay his Jan. 23 trial. But the judge in Waco said he'd decide that later.
Abdo faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges. Abdo was arrested in July at a motel a few miles from the Texas Army post.
Authorities say they found bomb-making materials. Abdo was AWOL from Kentucky's Fort Campbell.
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The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.