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Amid violence here and abroad, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader

CLEVELAND – Two successive weeks of political conventions meant to frame the November choice for president kick off this week nearly obscured by violence and terror here and abroad. That …


Turkish government cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained

The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained …


Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say

A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.


Ernest Fokes: We are increasingly desensitized to violence

Fewer persons are killed and it doesn’t make the national headlines, but 49! Our nerve cells are awakened and a new level of stimulation is obtained.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Goodwill knocked out in Orlando

Animosities and separations are not conditions you are born with. Rather, they are conditions you choose.


Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack

The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it …


U.S. cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and …


President Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy …


Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel

Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.


New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …


Charles Krauthammer: Both sides guilty of campaign ugliness

Politics is the civilized substitute for settling things the old-fashioned way - laying your opponent out on a stretcher


Amy Goodman: Fascism? Can it happen here?

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes a saying that is widely attributed to the first American to win the …


Officers offered aid to dying suspect after shootout, police say

Chicago police officers offered first aid to a dying suspect after a shootout that left three other officers injured on the city’s West Side, the police department said Tuesday.


Woman fatally shot by deputies near Vancouver, Washington

Authorities say a woman was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies near Vancouver, Washington, after she attacked them with a hammer and a knife.


Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …


21 shot over 20 hours in Chicago

CHICAGO – Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded over 20 hours in Chicago from Tuesday through early Wednesday, the equivalent of someone shot every 58 minutes. The …


Georgia businessman requires handguns for his office workers

The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun.


Student arrested after students stabbed at Canada school

A female high school student is in custody after eight people were stabbed at a high school east of Toronto, police said Tuesday. All the injuries are minor.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 12, 2016

Two girls killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus.


2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.


French government wants to extend the state of emergency

France’s government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the Nov. 13 deadly attacks in Paris, a move criticized by human right …


Saskatchewan shootings leave four dead, two hurt

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says five are dead and two others are injured after a school shooting in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.


Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border …


Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a …


Violent attacks raise concern

Brawls at the San Francisco 49ers’ and Los Angeles Angels’ stadiums over the weekend have left a football fan and a baseball fan hospitalized in serious condition, raising calls for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 23, 2014

Police: 3 dead in shooting at Alabama UPS facility

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say three people have been killed in a shooting at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama.


Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


Teacher in accidental shooting in good condition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a Utah teacher is in good condition after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a concealed firearm in a faculty bathroom at …


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in …


Ukrainian parliament approves new charter, amnesty

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president that calls for early elections, …