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Outsiders Blamed For Violence

Police and union officials on Tuesday blamed outside agitators for encouraging a violent confrontation near a plant where Detroit’s daily newspapers are printed. The four-hour standoff ended early Tuesday with …


Defiant Youth Sentenced Judge Orders Maximum 29-Year Term For Spree That Included Rape, Robbery

William Caetti III curses as he is escorted to jail following sentencing. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Workers, Cops Clash In Newspaper Strike Strikers Delay Distribution Of Papers For The Second Time

Police in riot gear fired pepper spray to disperse striking newspaper workers who blocked replacement workers from entering a printing plant Monday. It was the second time during the Labor …


Bomb Explodes In Jerusalem Bus, Killing 2 People

A bomb exploded on a passenger bus near a high school in Jerusalem today, killing two people and injuring 31, police said. The blast occurred on the No. 26 bus …


17 Bullets Slam Into Coeur D’Alene House One Lodges In Mattress Of Sleeping Couple; No One Hurt In Early Morning Drive-By

One bullet lodged in a mattress where a couple slept, and another hit an empty couch when nearly two dozen gun shots were fired at a duplex here Friday morning. …


Pro-Choice Man Admits Threatening Anti-Abortion Staff

A Wenatchee man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening to shoot antiabortion workers under a law typically used to protect abortion clinics and staff. The court hearing in Spokane marks the …


Death Row Inmate May Represent Self

A former minister sentenced to die for killing an abortion doctor should be allowed to represent himself in appeals from death row, a judge ruled Wednesday. Circuit Judge Elzie Sanders …


20 Die As Soldiers, Rebels Battle

Twenty people were killed and nearly 30 wounded in a clash between soldiers and guerrillas in Peru’s eastern jungle region, the Defense Ministry said Monday. The battle occurred Sunday near …


Be Careful Out There

School can be hazardous to a teen’s health, according to the government’s first nationwide survey of schoolyard violence. More than one in 10 high school students said they carried a …


Man Shot After Fight In Tavern Suspect Has Been Convicted Twice On Drug Charges

Herrera


Apartment Manager Murdered Cda Stained-Glass Artist, 69, Killed With Axlike Weapon

The manager of the Harmony House apartments died Monday when someone bludgeoned him on the head in with an ax, Coeur d’Alene police say. William J. Smith, 69, was found …


Arafat Orders Roundup After Bomb Blast In Gaza

An explosives expert carries unexploded bombs from the apartment house. Photo by Associated Press


Same Group Of Kids Behind Crime Wave 163 Juveniles Accounted For One-Fifth Of Arrests In ‘94

A study shows that Spokane County’s record juvenile crime wave of 1994 was driven by a small group of repeat offenders. Less than 1 percent of the county’s juvenile population …


Husband Arrested In Wife’s Stabbing Couple’s Five Daughters Present At The Valley Home When The Killing Occurred

1. T. Birnel 2. M. Birnel


Seattle Hears Plan To Stop School Violence

A $1.5 million program to stop violence in Seattle’s public schools has been proposed to the city’s School Board. The plan, which was presented to the board Wednesday night, has …


Murder On The Mat Death Of 11-Year-Old Gymnast Difficult To Understand

She was on the balance beam when her coach, Florin Gheorghe, flew into a rage and slapped the tiny gymnast. Then he kicked her. He grabbed her by the neck …


Fcc Chief Calls For Nonviolent TV

Broadcasters should be required to provide a minimum amount of nonviolent children’s programming, says Reed E. Hunt, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. An FCC rule-making proceeding on the issue …


Another Abortion Clinic In California Hit By Arson

An abortion clinic was slightly damaged in an early morning arson fire Tuesday, the fifth such attack in California this month. The clinic at the Cathedral Professional Building was hit …


California Abortion Clinics Appear Targets Of Arson Four Clinics Have Been Damaged By Fires In This Month

Charred furniture lies in a heap near the boarded-up entrance to the town’s Planned Parenthood office. Fliers stapled to a wooden railing declare: “We will always maintain our right to …


Fourth Attack On Clinic In New Mexico

A flaming shopping cart was rammed through the glass door of an abortion clinic early Friday, the fourth attack on the clinic this year. Ricky Lee McDonald, 38, of Albuquerque …


Animal Rights Group Had Big Guns

For nearly 40 years, Mercy Crusade Inc. has earned accolades as a tireless advocate of animals. Now, however, reports that it stockpiled more than $100,000 worth of weapons, including rifles …


2 Get Probation For Attack On Clinic

Two people convicted of attacking two abortion clinics with a foul-smelling acid were placed on probation and ordered Thursday to never again involve themselves in the anti-abortion movement. John Arena, …


Soccer Blemished

Eric Cantona - whose attack on a fan has been replayed on television throughout the world - has, in the words of the top British soccer official, left a stain …


Accused Killer Behaved Oddly

The parents of John C. Salvi III, the man charged with killing two women at abortion clinics in the Boston area last month, said Friday that their son had a …


Salvi Pleads Innocent To Federal Gun Charges Suspect In Clinic Shootings Awaits State Murder, Assault Charges

Salvi in court Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Boy Tearfully Recounts Killing Migrant Worker

John Duncan


Some Suspect Conspiracy Against Abortion Clinics Evidence Against Shooting Suspect Salvi Raises Many Questions, But Anti-Abortion Activists Say There’s No Plot

He drove more than 500 miles, bypassing 180 abortion clinics, before zeroing in on one of the few open on New Year’s Eve - a clinic long the target of …


‘Street Fighter’ Signals Retreat From Too Much Grime

“Street Fighter” is an action film that broadens the accessibility of its genre to younger audiences while retaining the essential brainlessness that makes such pictures such fun to sit through. …


Protesters Support Suspect In Abortion Clinic Shootings

Extremists who said they support the killing of abortion doctors protested Sunday outside the jail holding the suspect in a two-day shooting spree at abortion clinics that left two women …


Man Held In Clinic Attacks Shots Fired At Third Abortion Clinic; Suspect Arrested Three Blocks Away

More than 1,000 abortion rights protesters gather for a vigil Saturday at the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Photo by Associated Press