Ft. Hood Suspect Is Awake, Talking

America's most wanted villain, Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire on dozens at Fort Hood last week—killing 13 and injuring 38—is conscious and talking to his doctors at an Army hospital in San Antonio. After being shot four times by local law enforcement, Hasan was flown to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, where he remained in stable condition even as rumors swirled that he was dead. A hospital official reports that Hasan is now "conversing with the medical staff, the doctors and nurses who are assisting with his medical needs," but declined to comment on whether he's discussed the shooting. Investigators are now looking into connections between Hasan and al Qaeda members due to his attendance at a mosque where a radical imam preached in 2001; nonetheless, Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said Monday that the shooting "was an isolated incident, a very unfortunate isolated incident." Fort Hood will host a memorial service for the fallen soldiers on Tuesday; 27 of Thursday's injured soldiers are expected to be released in time to attend the event, which will include remarks from President Obama and a 21-gun salute.