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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 …

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.