Stories tagged: Violence
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall
Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
U.S. to sanction at least 1 person for Myanmar violence
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the U.S. plans to impose sanctions on at least one person responsible for the crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a significant U.S. policy …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Trump stokes anti-Muslim sentiment; censured here and abroad
Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Kenya postpones voting in opposition areas after violence
Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya’s election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for staffers as deadly clashes continued between police and …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
New lawsuits aim to prevent more violence in Charlottesville
Two newly filed lawsuits seek to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on Charlottesville for a violent summer rally from returning to the …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
World leaders urge dialogue to calm tensions over Catalonia
European and world leaders are urging dialogue between Spain’s government and authorities in Catalonia, saying Monday they are worried about the potential for a further escalation of tensions after a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Nearly half of Spokane’s youth experience violence each year, health district study says
According to a Spokane Regional Health District report, nearly half of Spokane’s youth experienced at least one violence-related incident in the past year, and 25 percent of adolescents reported being …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Editorial: Freeman tragedy needs broader perspective
Why does it keep happening? What can we do? We all want to make sense of this. But the answers aren’t simple, no matter how much we wish they were
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Free speech getting clobbered, literally
Some on the left are redefining hate speech, in particular, as a form of violence, creating a rationale for using violence to shut it down.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Free speech vs. safety debated after rally turns violent
Hundreds of black-clad activists with covered faces who overwhelmed a peaceful Northern California protest and beat several perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
India’s ‘guru of bling’ is convicted of raping two followers. After the verdict, deadly violence breaks out.
Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect converged on the city of Panchkula, where a court found Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty Friday of raping two followers, according to …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Bay area leaders strive to protect speech, prevent violence
Police and civic leaders in the cradle of America’s free speech movement will struggle to balance liberty of expression with safeguards against violence as demonstrators with varying political viewpoints travel …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Thirty-three wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue
The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, saying …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
City of Helena removes Confederate memorial
Montana’s capital city on Friday removed a memorial to Confederate soldiers that has been in a public park since 1916 after officials deemed it a threat to public safety in …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville
City officials across the country are nervously trying to figure out how to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville, Virginia, as alt-right leaders and white nationalist groups vow to stage more …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark
July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
2 killed, 9 hurt in cleaver attack at Chinese Walmart store
Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China’s southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, police in …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017, House official says
U.S. Capitol Police have investigated more threats to members of Congress in the first six months of the year than in all of 2016, says the chief law enforcement official …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot
Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence
Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun …
Fri., June 16, 2017
Editorial: Politicians must take the lead on civil discourse
In the quest to win the daily battles by demonizing opponents, the big challenges can’t be solved.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Official: 12 Turkish agents to be charged for D.C. melee
Police are set to announce charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation when Turkey’s president visited Washington last month, a U.S. official said …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Trio charged in random Seattle shootings
Three people have been arrested and charged in what authorities describe as a series of random shootings in the Seattle area, including one that sent dozens of bullets into a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
52 shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend
Shootings over the Memorial Day weekend left seven people dead and another 45 wounded in Chicago, a sharp drop from last year, though almost half of this year’s victims were …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
House Speaker Ryan calls violence during Erdogan visit ‘indefensible’
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters in Washington by Turkish security forces was “completely indefensible.”
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Chicago police tighten rules on officers’ use of force
Chicago police officials have announced policy changes intended to cut back on questionable shootings and other uses of force that have haunted the department for years.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Video of soldiers killing detained man sparks uproar in Mexico
A video released by Mexican media outlets Wednesday appears to show a soldier executing a civilian lying face down in the street with a shot to the back of his …