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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

What’s next? Former ambassador Ryan Crocker hopes U.S. has long-term strategy after ordered killing of Iranian general

President Donald Trump said Friday that he ordered the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because he was “plotting to kill” many Americans.

In last words, Jamal Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey’s Sabah newspaper.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

Venezuela president ties opposition leader to drone attack

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to the alleged assassination attempt using drones.

50 years later: Days after Robert Kennedy’s Spokane election office opened, he was gunned down

The assassination of Robert Kennedy 50 years ago this week came at a time when the nation was roiled by protests and riots. His death left many, including a young …

UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018

Busboy who held dying RFK speaks of lingering pain

Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.

Assassin who killed a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor in the newsroom believed he was defamed in Titanic reports

The Titanic disaster was the spark that led a Russian lumberjack to shoot a Spokane Daily Chronicle editor dead in the newsroom on a Wednesday morning in late April 1912.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Shawn Vestal: King coverage seems to be a yearly write-up, but the truth on race is deeper

Walter Kendricks remembers that he was at a Boy Scouts meeting in Lorain, Ohio, when he heard. Otis Manning recalls his mother hearing the news in their Seattle home, on …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Members of Congress lay wreath at site of King assassination

About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 …

State assembly candidate assassinated in Mexico

Officials in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero say a state assembly candidate has been killed just days after another office seeker was shot to death in the same city.

‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death

Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?

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JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. – A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

13,200 more Kennedy assassination records released

The National Archives on Thursday released more than 13,200 records – some hundreds of pages long – related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Botulism pills, the CIA, the mob and the JFK assassination

WASHINGTON – Botulism pills. Conspiracy theories. What the government might have known and still won’t say about Lee Harvey Oswald. The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination …

On eve of release of new JFK assassination details, former press agent says she’s found her answers

Sue Vogelsinger, 81, said she’ll likely touch base with old friends in Washington, D.C. on Thursday after new documents are released in the death of her former boss, President John …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

What could be in the long-secret JFK files?

For decades, the existence of secret government files linked to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has helped fuel conspiracy theories that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in his …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald …

Theatrical production to showcase last year of MLK’s life

You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and …

Harrop: Trump as Caesar: They protest too much

I’m not taking bets that either side will sit down and read the play. But that could help any interested parties decide for themselves whether the presentation was unfair, unbalanced …

North Korea demands that U.S. hand over would-be assassins of Kim Jong Un

Last week, North Korea made a fairly sensational allegation: that in 2014, the CIA and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service conspired to assassinate Kim Jong Un with a biochemical weapon.

North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of assassination attempt

North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons.

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Malaysia: Ambassador’s expulsion is a warning to North Korea

Malaysia said Sunday that its expulsion of North Korea’s ambassador was intended to warn Pyongyang that it cannot manipulate the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader’s half …

One North Korean deported, another sought in nerve-agent killing

Malaysian authorities on Friday deported the only North Korean detained in the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, and issued an arrest warrant for another whose whereabouts …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

Under fire but defiant, North Korea sends envoys to court its few friends

North Korea has sent a high-ranking diplomat to Malaysia to try to secure the remains of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader who was killed …

No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …

Death of North Korean leader’s half-brother surrounded by intrigue

At a hospital morgue in Malaysia’s capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, combative …

Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim

The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show …

Woman is arrested in death of North Korean leader’s half brother, Malaysian police say

Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a …

Russia sends team to investigate ambassador’s murder in Turkey

Russia dispatched a team of investigators on Tuesday to investigate the killing of the ambassador in Ankara, Turkey, where officials have announced plans to name a street after the murdered …