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Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a...

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91

Sep. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday. Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91....

Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

Sep. 16, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced that...

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...

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....

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...