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Four in Chicago held after Facebook video shows group assaulting disabled man

Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people …


1 of Chicago’s bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides

One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended Sunday with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more than New York …


Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence

Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.


Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

Five people were wounded in shootings in Chicago early Monday, bringing to almost 50 the number of people shot in the city since Christmas weekend began Friday afternoon.


Rebels blamed for killing 25 with machetes in Congo

Authorities in northeastern Congo say Ugandan rebels have hacked more than two dozen people to death in a Christmas massacre.


Police: School resource officer shot at while driving

A Billings school resource officer says his patrol car was shot at while he was driving around the city.


Evacuations underway in devastated eastern Aleppo

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo on Thursday with plans for more to soon leave the devastated area.


Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty …


Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in shootout with police in Veracruz

Mexican police and marines have killed 14 presumed criminal gang members in a shootout in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz.


Bloody month in Chicago brings death toll past 700 mark

November was another bloody month in Chicago, ending with more than twice as many homicides as during the same month last year.


8 killed, 62 wounded in Chicago over holiday weekend

Chicago saw one of its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday.


Case goes to jury in deadly 2014 university shooting

The trial of a man charged with killing a student and wounding two others before being tackled by another student at a small private Seattle university in 2014 went to …


37 shot in Chicago over weekend as ‘enforcement teams’ are deployed

Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to early Monday, a weekend when city, state, county and federal police …


Violence in northern Syria kills 23

At least seven children were among 23 killed Sunday in northern Syria as pro-government forces kept up their campaign against opposition areas in the country’s north, while rebels shelled a …


Chicago on pace to have its deadliest year in two decades

As a brutal year continues in Chicago, the city’s spiking homicide numbers have resulted in a series of grim milestones and headlines. It took only until the end of Labor …


Chicago has deadliest weekend with 17 killed

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most …


‘No evidence’ Trump rally violence incited by Democrats, Clinton campaign manager says

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said Sunday that there is no evidence to suggest that the State Department used the Clinton Foundation as political leverage during Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary …


Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

At least 96 children are among the 320 people killed in Aleppo since a cease-fire collapsed on Sept. 19, according to UNICEF, as Syrian and Russian warplanes barrage the city’s …


Court releases video of police shooting that killed Louisiana boy

The public is getting its first look at a police body camera video that shows two deputy city marshals opening fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically …


Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram

International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …


Just 3 percent of adults own half of America’s guns

Just 3 percent of American adults own half of the nation’s firearms, according to the results of a Harvard-Northeastern survey of 4,000 gun owners.


Chicago shootings leave 13 dead, dozens wounded

Thirteen people were shot to death over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago, making it the deadliest holiday weekend of one of the deadliest summers the city has experienced in …


At least 90 homicides in Chicago in August, deadliest month since 1993

Sixteen people were shot in Chicago on the last day of August, making it the most violent month in the city in 23 years, according to police statistics.


Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort

The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …


Beauty pageant head killed in Mexico, 5 killed outside bar

Authorities in northern Mexico said Tuesday the murder of the director of the Miss World Mexico beauty pageant was a targeted killing.


Chicago marks deadliest day in 13 years

Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister …


Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …


At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday …


Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles

Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.