Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The judge overseeing the Fort Hood shooting trial has blocked prosecutors from using several witnesses and most evidence they'd sought to explain the motive behind the 2009 attack.
Col. Tara Osborn made the ruling Monday during the military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. He's accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base.
Osborn told prosecutors they couldn't reference Hasan Akbar, a Muslim soldier sentenced to death for attacking fellow soldiers in Kuwait during the 2003 Iraq invasion. Prosecutors wanted to suggest a copycat attack.
Prosecutors also can't cite Hasan's interest years ago in conscientious objector status and his past academic presentations. Osborn says it's too old.
Osborn is allowing evidence about Internet searches on Hasan's computer around the time of the attack.