Stories tagged: assassination
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.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
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
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.
Sun., June 3, 2018
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
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.
Sun., April 15, 2018
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
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
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 …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
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.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. JFK assassination, Nov 27, 1963
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
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
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
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 …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
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
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
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 …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
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 …
Sat., June 24, 2017
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017
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.
Fri., May 5, 2017
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.
Tue., March 28, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history Ike’s death. April 1, 1969
Sun., March 5, 2017
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 …
Fri., March 3, 2017
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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
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 …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
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 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
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 …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
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 …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
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 …