Stories tagged: Violence
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
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
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 …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
President Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence
President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel
Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence
The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …
Sat., March 19, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Both sides guilty of campaign ugliness
Politics is the civilized substitute for settling things the old-fashioned way - laying your opponent out on a stretcher
Fri., March 18, 2016
Amy Goodman: Fascism? Can it happen here?
“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes a saying that is widely attributed to the first American to win the …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Officers offered aid to dying suspect after shootout, police say
Chicago police officers offered first aid to a dying suspect after a shootout that left three other officers injured on the city’s West Side, the police department said Tuesday.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:26 a.m.
Woman fatally shot by deputies near Vancouver, Washington
Authorities say a woman was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies near Vancouver, Washington, after she attacked them with a hammer and a knife.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate
A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
21 shot over 20 hours in Chicago
CHICAGO – Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded over 20 hours in Chicago from Tuesday through early Wednesday, the equivalent of someone shot every 58 minutes. The …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Georgia businessman requires handguns for his office workers
The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun.