Latest Violence News

Teen's death spurs federal, state safe gun storage bills

Jan. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Still coping with the death of their teenage son a year ago, Michael and Kristin Song are on a mission that is helping to relieve some of their pain — advocating for tougher federal and state laws on safe gun storage aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of children....

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

Jan. 22, 2019 12:53 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are likely "are just a fraction of the actual victims."...

The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable." Soldiers in two army trucks...

Pakistan probe finds police wrongly killed couple, daughter

Jan. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial minister says five police officers have been charged with murder after a probe into a weekend shootout concluded that three people were wrongly killed in a botched operation on a highway. At Tuesday's news conference, Raja Bisharat said four police officers were also...

'I still weep': Parkland survivors write book on shooting

Jan. 22, 2019 10:55 AM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — "Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories" needed to be written, its authors believe, but wish desperately it hadn't. The book by 43 students and teachers who lived through February's high school massacre gives a poignant, raw, and sometimes graphic...

Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial

Jan. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week. Then a gunman opened the door of the room...

Fraternity closes LSU chapter for hazing, alcohol violations

Jan. 22, 2019 7:14 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Delta Kappa Epsilon says it has closed its nearly century-old chapter at Louisiana State University over violations of the fraternal organization's alcohol and hazing policies. DKE's executive director, Doug Lanpher, declined to say what allegations prompted the organization to...

Sheriff: Teen threatened to shoot parents of third-graders

Jan. 22, 2019 7:13 AM EST

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says a teenager who threatened to shoot the parents of third-graders is due in court. News outlets report 18-year-old Isaiah David Napier was arrested Monday and charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property....

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

Jan. 22, 2019 5:52 AM EST

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for...

King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

Jan. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...