Assassinations

June 23, 2018 - 10:59 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people were injured, including a...
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June 23, 2018 - 10:31 am
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Taliban militants chose a religious scholar as their new chief in place of Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike. Mohammad...
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June 10, 2018 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has attended an annual gala benefiting the Washington theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The first lady's office says she delivered remarks at the conclusion of Sunday's performances thanking Ford's Theater and the artists. She also congratulated this...
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June 09, 2018 - 9:14 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has cleared the way for the beatification of an Argentinian bishop who was assassinated during the country's military dictatorship in 1976. The Vatican on Saturday announced that Enrique Angelelli was being recognized as a martyr killed for his faith. The status...
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the Celebration of the Life of Robert F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Clinton and members of the Kennedy family are marking the 50th's anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death. Kennedy, a former attorney general and presidential candidate, was assassinated 50 years ago Wednesday at the age of 42. The Navy veteran is buried at Arlington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 06, 2018 - 1:51 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination drew several thousand people to Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. Former President Bill Clinton told those gathered that the former attorney general's legacy is as relevant as ever. Speakers...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese spy chief once jailed in connection to the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri gave testimony Tuesday to the international tribunal tasked with trying the crime. Jamil Sayyed, the former director of Lebanon's General Security, was called to the stand in...
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In this Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo, Sen. Robert Kennedy aide Paul Schrade holds an evidence photo of gunman Sirhan Sirhan's revolver with the eight expended shell casings found in the chamber, and the Weisel, Goldstein, and Kennedy bullets, at his home in Los Angeles. When a gunman open fire toward Sen. Robert Kennedy, the first bullet missed the senator and struck Kennedy aide Paul Schrade in the head. Schrade woke up the next day and found out the Democratic presidential candidate was dead. Today, Schrade believes the Los Angeles Police botched the case and failed to investigate possible leads about a second gunman. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 03, 2018 - 11:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Schrade had an up-close view of the Kennedy dynasty in the 1960s. The union leader got involved in politics during John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, advised Robert F. Kennedy during his own White House run eight years later and introduced the younger Kennedy to...
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In this undated photo provided by StoryCorps, Juan Romero, 67, holds a photo of himself and the dying Sen. Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, taken by the Los Angeles Times' Boris Yaro on June 5, 1968, at his home in Modesto, Calif. Associated Press Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas was on a one-night political assignment covering Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's victory celebration in the California presidential primary at the Ambassador Hotel when mayhem unfolded before his eyes. He heard pops of gunfire, then screams, and quickly rushed into the kitchen to see the dying Kennedy on the floor, blood oozing from his head. He found a phone and called the AP desk. "I've got a flash. Kennedy shot." Sirhan Sirhan was later convicted of Kennedy's murder. (Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 12:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade. Romero had just stopped to shake the hand of Robert F. Kennedy on the night of his victory in the California presidential primary...
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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, right, and Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service speaks to the media during a news conference at the Ukrainian Security Service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday less than 24 hours after police reported he had been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment building. The country's security services said Babchenko's death was faked to foil a plot to take his life. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 30, 2018 - 4:01 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated. Authorities said his death had been staged to foil a plot...
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