Stories tagged: assassination attempt
Fri., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., July 1, 1996, midnight
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 …
Sat., June 8, 1996, midnight
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 …
Sun., May 19, 1996, midnight
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 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 1995, midnight
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 …
Wed., Aug. 30, 1995, midnight
Bomb Hits Motorcade Of Georgia’s Leader
Eduard Shevardnadze suffered cuts in the bomb attack. Photo by Associated Press
Sun., Aug. 13, 1995, midnight
Defector: Kick Out Saddam Son-In-Law Blasts Iraqi Leader, Launches Overthrow Campaign