Stories tagged: Violence
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in shootout with police in Veracruz
Mexican police and marines have killed 14 presumed criminal gang members in a shootout in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:01 a.m.
Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700 mark
November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
8 killed, 62 wounded in Chicago over holiday weekend
Chicago saw one of its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Case goes to jury in deadly 2014 university shooting
The trial of a man charged with killing a student and wounding two others before being tackled by another student at a small private Seattle university in 2014 went to …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
37 shot in Chicago over weekend as ‘enforcement teams’ are deployed
Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to early Monday, a weekend when city, state, county and federal police …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Violence in northern Syria kills 23
At least seven children were among 23 killed Sunday in northern Syria as pro-government forces kept up their campaign against opposition areas in the country’s north, while rebels shelled a …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Chicago on pace to have its deadliest year in two decades
As a brutal year continues in Chicago, the city’s spiking homicide numbers have resulted in a series of grim milestones and headlines. It took only until the end of Labor …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Chicago has deadliest weekend with 17 killed
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
‘No evidence’ Trump rally violence incited by Democrats, Clinton campaign manager says
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said Sunday that there is no evidence to suggest that the State Department used the Clinton Foundation as political leverage during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught
At least 96 children are among the 320 people killed in Aleppo since a cease-fire collapsed on Sept. 19, according to UNICEF, as Syrian and Russian warplanes barrage the city’s …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Court releases video of police shooting that killed Louisiana boy
The public is getting its first look at a police body camera video that shows two deputy city marshals opening fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram
International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Just 3 percent of adults own half of America’s guns
Just 3 percent of American adults own half of the nation’s firearms, according to the results of a Harvard-Northeastern survey of 4,000 gun owners.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Chicago shootings leave 13 dead, dozens wounded
Thirteen people were shot to death over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago, making it the deadliest holiday weekend of one of the deadliest summers the city has experienced in …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
At least 90 homicides in Chicago in August, deadliest month since 1993
Sixteen people were shot in Chicago on the last day of August, making it the most violent month in the city in 23 years, according to police statistics.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders
A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort
The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Beauty pageant head killed in Mexico, 5 killed outside bar
Authorities in northern Mexico said Tuesday the murder of the director of the Miss World Mexico beauty pageant was a targeted killing.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Chicago marks deadliest day in 13 years
Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Amid violence here and abroad, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader
CLEVELAND – Two successive weeks of political conventions meant to frame the November choice for president kick off this week nearly obscured by violence and terror here and abroad. That …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Turkish government cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained
The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say
A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.
Sun., July 3, 2016, midnight
Ernest Fokes: We are increasingly desensitized to violence
Fewer persons are killed and it doesn’t make the national headlines, but 49! Our nerve cells are awakened and a new level of stimulation is obtained.
Mon., June 20, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Goodwill knocked out in Orlando
Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack
The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it …
Sun., June 5, 2016, 6 p.m.
U.S. cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year
Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and …