Stories tagged: assassination attempt
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
John Hinckley to leave DC mental hospital for Virginia
The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled …
MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014, 11:22 A.M.
Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies
WASHINGTON — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for …
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013, 8:31 A.M.
Syrian premier escapes bomb attack in Damascus
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s prime minister escaped a brazen assassination attempt today when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target …
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012, 12:16 P.M.
Auction claims it’s selling vial with Reagan blood
LONDON — A Channel Islands auction house says it’s selling a vial that allegedly contains blood residue from Ronald Reagan — a move denounced today by the late U.S. president’s …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011, 2:14 P.M.
Accused White House shooter to be held for trial
A man accused of trying to kill President Barack Obama by firing several shots at the White House from long range must remain in custody to protect the public and …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011, 2:29 P.M.
Alleged White House shooter found competent
A man accused of firing shots at the White House in an attempt to kill President Barack Obama is competent to stand trial, according to a preliminary psychiatric screening. But …
MONDAY, JULY 1, 1996
Moderate Leader, 89, Survives Attack
Gunmen wielding automatic pistols opened fire Sunday on a moderate Islamic leader outside his mosque. Sheik Ahmed Sahnoun, 89, was hospitalized in satisfactory condition after the attack in Algiers, the …
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1996
Bomb Raises Fear Of Election Violence
A powerful car bomb critically injured the running mate of Moscow’s mayor Friday, triggering fresh fears of violence and civil unrest as the Russian presidential campaign reaches a climax. Valery …
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1996
Man Points Gun At Turkish President
A man upset about Turkey’s military cooperation with Israel pointed a gun at the president Saturday, but bodyguards tackled him and the president escaped unharmed. A Turkish journalist and a …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 1995
Paramilitary Aide Arrested In Bombing
An aide to the leader of a powerful paramilitary group was arrested Thursday in the bombing that slightly injured Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze earlier this week. A spokesman for the …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30, 1995
Bomb Hits Motorcade Of Georgia’s Leader
Eduard Shevardnadze suffered cuts in the bomb attack. Photo by Associated Press
SUNDAY, AUG. 13, 1995
Defector: Kick Out Saddam Son-In-Law Blasts Iraqi Leader, Launches Overthrow Campaign