TERROR

Is Ft. Hood Cleric Dead?

Yemeni officials are reporting that the Muslim cleric—who was in contact with the Ft. Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan—was killed in an air raid on al Qaeda fighters, along with 29 other militants. But a Reuters report is disputed by CBS News, which cites two sources familiar with the cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, who say that the imam is not among the dead from the strike and was not in the area. Authorities believe Awlaki was in contact with Hasan shortly before he carried out his attack on Ft. Hood, which left 13 dead. In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, Awlaki denied inciting Hasan to violence.