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UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

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

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 …


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.


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 …


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

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 …


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.”


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37

Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.


Ann Coulter speech at UC Berkeley canceled, again, amid fears for safety

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday that her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week was canceled amid mounting concerns about potentially violent protests.


United passenger dragged off plane with ‘minimal but necessary force,’ police say

The Chicago Department of Aviation is defending the officers in the infamous United Airlines video, saying they used “minimal but necessary force” when they dragged a passenger off a flight.


29 people shot in less than 18 hours in Chicago

In the pouring rain, the man pulled a fur-lined hood over his head and stood on the porch of his younger brother’s home in Chicago’s Douglas Park neighborhood early Sunday, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

Four found dead in Long Island park may be victims of gang violence

Four young men found dead in a park from injuries inflicted by a sharp-edged object were killed in a way that is consistent with the methods of the MS-13 street …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. The Great War, April 5, 1917


Maryland teen planned violent attack at her school, authorities say

A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the Maryland home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school, authorities announced Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in California

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday when an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the female organizer of the event with pepper spray and …


Prosecutors: Random racist violence ends in death of black man in New York

Late Monday night, officials say, the paths of a white man and a black man crossed tragically on the streets of New York in a cold-bloodedly random act of racist …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017

Another journalist slain in Mexico’s violent Veracruz state

An attacker shot a journalist to death Sunday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, adding to the toll in a region plagued by drug gang violence and allegations of government …


After two sleeping homeless men were killed, Las Vegas police used a mannequin as bait

The similarities between two killings of homeless men in Las Vegas prompted police to set a trap: A mannequin, wrapped in blankets like a sleeping homeless man with his head …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide

A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League, in an …


Regina Malveaux: Gun laws helping to protect women

We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence


Vancouver police: Son began trying to dismember mom’s body

Vancouver police say a 45-year-old man killed his mother at her Vancouver home last week and tried to dismember her before he was arrested.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings

Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …


Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …


Campus free speech under attack, literally

The following editorial is from the Orange County Register. The violence that erupted at UC Berkeley last week during the protest of a planned speech by Breitbart News senior editor …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Mexico: Cartel capo killed in shootout with federal forces

An alleged regional leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel and 11 accomplices have been killed in clashes with Mexican marines who poured gunfire into a house from a helicopter-mounted …


Trump again calls out Chicago on violence and repeats debunked murder rate claim

President Donald Trump on Tuesday again singled out violence in Chicago, this time during a White House meeting with sheriffs where he repeated a debunked claim that the U.S. murder …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017

Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago

The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …


Trump warns he’s ready to ‘send in the Feds’ to Chicago

President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible …