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Yemeni rebels say they killed alleged Saudi agent

Sep. 12, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have killed the man they hold responsible for the recent assassination of their leader's brother, adding that the man was a spy for archenemy Saudi Arabia. The rebel-run authorities in the capital, Sanaa, released a statement on Wednesday evening, saying their...

Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

Sep. 10, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in Washington on Tuesday. John Hinckley Jr., 64, lives in Virginia and was not present at the hearing. A prosecutor...

Denver GOP chair defends Martin Luther King 'sniper' comment

Sep. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Republican official is defending her social media comment that Martin Luther King Jr. may have wanted "a sniper on his side" the day he was assassinated. KUSA-TV reported Thursday that Denver Republican Party Chairwoman Kris Cook said, "I bet Dr. King wishes he'd had a sniper on...

Jim Leavelle, lawman at Lee Harvey Oswald's side, dies at 99

Aug. 30, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99. Leavelle, distinctive in his light-colored suit and white Stetson, is seen in the photograph...

Key member of Memphis' striking sanitation workers dies

Aug. 27, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent member of the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated has died, close friends said Tuesday. Baxter Leach was 79. Leach died Tuesday morning, said Gail Tyree, executive...

Biden evokes '68, asks: What if Obama had been assassinated?

Aug. 23, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008? Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F....

Sandoval blames entertainment vendor for fake Trump shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic state senator is blaming an entertainment vendor at a weekend fundraiser for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump. Chicago Sen. Martin Sandoval said Monday he and his staff had no prior knowledge of a man pointing a beverage dispenser shaped like a rifle at...

Senator condemns mock assassination of Trump at fundraiser

Aug. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is apologizing for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump staged at a weekend fundraiser. WCIA-TV in Champaign reports that the incident occurred Friday night at Chicago Sen. Martin Sandoval's golf outing in the Chicago suburb of...

Epstein death puts renowned pathologist back in spotlight

Aug. 12, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He testified for O.J. Simpson's defense, helped investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., hosted an HBO show and brought his pathology expertise to bear on celebrity deaths and police killings. Now Dr. Michael Baden is enmeshed in another...

Turkey kills 2 more suspects in diplomat's slaying in Iraq

Aug. 8, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an operation by the Turkish military and its intelligence agency has killed two more suspects and alleged planners in last month's assassination of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq. Anadolu Agency said on Thursday that Turkish forces targeted a vehicle...