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UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Chicago’s police chief on Monday decried a “despicable level of violence” during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people …


Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

Sri Lanka’s government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month’s Easter attacks that killed more …


Violence mars 5th phase of India’s marathon elections

Scattered bomb explosions and clashes between rival political groups marred voting Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India’s marathon elections, which also saw Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and …


4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India’s general elections, a six-week process that’s seen as a referendum on Prime Minister …


Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections

President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail.


Eleven killed and nearly 70 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Facebook says it will start removing posts that may lead to violence

Facebook will start removing misleading and inflammatory posts that may trigger violent attacks, as the social network said Wednesday, as it faces criticism over its response to sectarian conflict in …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

Violence erupts after right-wing group holds Oregon march

Violent skirmishes erupted in Portland, Oregon, between a right-wing group and anti-fascists who have previously clashed across the Pacific Northwest, leading to injuries and arrests.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after U.N. vote

Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

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 …


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

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

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 …


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

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 …


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

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 …


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


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

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 …


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 …


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

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

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

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 …


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

July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.


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 …


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

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 …