Latest Assassinations News

The Latest: Downtown march protests man's police shooting

Sep. 14, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting in Dallas involving an off-duty police officer (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Dozens of demonstrators marched through the streets of downtown Dallas and briefly blocked the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 to protest a white police officer's fatal shooting of a...

Accused abroad, Russians become celebrities at home

Sep. 12, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament. The case of Andrei Lugovoi, a key suspect in the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, shows how the two alleged Russian military intelligence operatives accused by...

Lebanon's Hariri attends special trial of father's killing

Sep. 11, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has attended the first day of closing statements in the international trial of the 2005 assassination of his father, former prime minister Rafiq Hariri. The United Nations-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon is trying four members of the Lebanese militant...

AP Explains: Modern media magnify impact of assassinations

Sep. 8, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

Ever since the stabbing of Julius Cesar in ancient Rome, assassination has been a fixture of political life around the world. But when political murder is captured on television — or now by citizen journalists via social media — the impact is often magnified, leaving a chilling effect that lasts for...

Trump disputes book's portrayal of White House dysfunction

Sep. 5, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded Wednesday against an explosive new book from journalist Bob Woodward, labeling the tell-all memoir "a work of fiction" as West Wing staff scrambled to rebut its vivid depictions of White House dysfunction. "The book means nothing," Trump told reporters in...

Woodward book puts White House back in damage-control mode

Sep. 4, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House on Tuesday, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an "idiot" and a "liar," disparaging his judgment and claiming they...

Ukraine separatists say leader killed in cafe bombing

Aug. 31, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A blast in a war-themed cafe in eastern Ukraine on Friday killed the most prominent leader of the Russia-backed separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014, rebel officials said. The death of Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic,...

Social justice movement veterans help Poor People's Campaign

Aug. 27, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's side and continued his efforts to stamp out poverty and racism after his assassination. "The movement for...

Social justice movement veterans help Poor People's Campaign

Aug. 25, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — As the Poor People's Campaign launches a new initiative, its charismatic leader is working with the generation of civil rights leaders who stood by the Rev. Martin Luther King's side and continued his efforts to stamp out poverty and racism after his assassination. "The movement for...

Romania leader's claim of assassination attempt debated

Aug. 22, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Claims by the leader of Romania's ruling party that he was the target of a failed assassination attempt have sparked wide debate in the country. Liviu Dragnea told Antena 3 late Tuesday that four foreigners had come to Bucharest for the April 2017 assignment, but had been...