Stories tagged: massacre
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood
The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria that government forces retook from …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Only days after massacre, party resumes on Las Vegas Strip
Just days after a gunman killed 59 people at an outdoor concert, the party in Las Vegas seemed to be back on.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Honoring victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago
Descendants of victims of a racial massacre 130 years ago in south Louisiana and descendants of Confederate and plantation families are working together to honor those victims and possibly find …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Site of Pulse nightclub massacre to become memorial, museum
The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Inmates involved in Brazil prison massacre to be transferred
Brazilian authorities said Tuesday that the inmates responsible for the killings of 56 rivals at a prison in the Amazon will be transferred to high security federal institutions in addition …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
President Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’
President Barack Obama declined Friday to call the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, breaking a key campaign promise as his presidency nears an end.
Sat., Nov. 7, 2009
Family man loved working at clinic
Family members of Michael Grant Cahill, a Spokane native killed at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday waited for hours after the shooting rampage with no word of his whereabouts. They …
Sun., Jan. 11, 1998
Gunmen Open Fire At Funeral, Killing 22
Gunmen opened fire on a memorial service in a Shiite Muslim graveyard in Lahore on Sunday, killing as many as 22 people and injuring more than 30 others, police said. …
Wed., Dec. 31, 1997
Dozens Die In Increased Algerian Violence As Ramadan Observance Begins
The beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan brought more bloodshed to Algeria, where raiders wielding knives and guns and attackers disguised as police killed 72 people. The death …
Fri., Aug. 8, 1997
Slaughter Of Civilians Common In Rwanda, U.N. Says Many Hutus Hunted Down And Killed In Their Homes By Rival Tribe’s Military
Unarmed men, women and children are being killed regularly in Rwanda, most of them in army operations against suspected Hutu rebels, the United Nations and Amnesty International said Thursday. Amnesty …
Tue., June 10, 1997
Savage Riots May Have Killed 4,000
Some 4,000 people died in riots earlier this year in a remote Indonesian province - and some were decapitated or had their hearts torn out - The Independent newspaper reported …
Wed., March 26, 1997
13 Zulu Nationalists Guilty Of Murder
A South African court convicted 13 members of a Zulu nationalist party Tuesday in a shooting-and-stabbing rampage that slaughtered 18 political rivals on Christmas Day 1995. Judge Hilary Squires finished …
Tue., Aug. 20, 1996
Militants Allegedly Kill Riders On 2 Buses
In what would be some of the worst bloodshed in Algeria’s four-year civil war, a newspaper reported Monday that militants shot and hacked at least 63 people to death. The …
Thu., May 2, 1996
Mourners Weep For Slain Tourists Nurses Call In Sick To Protest Care For Massacre Suspect
Tiny flames flickered at the base of a simple wooden crucifix on Wednesday, one candle for each of the 35 people methodically slain by an enraged gunman as they visited …
Tue., April 30, 1996
Stoic Killer Had History Of Mental Illness Plea Hearing Planned Today For Hospitalized Gunman
He slept by day, prowled by night, threatened visitors with his beloved guns and nonchalantly cut the grass minutes after being told of his father’s drowning. The blond man cruised …
Thu., Dec. 28, 1995
Cult Members Drugged, Shot, Burned Bodies Found Arranged In Star Pattern In French Forest
Sedated, the doomsday cult members lay sleeping on the forest floor, 14 bodies arranged in the shape of a star. Two fellow cult members - including a policeman - shot …