Latest Violence News

Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Feb. 24, 2024 09:17 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than...

Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

Feb. 24, 2024 04:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Judith Godrèche called on France’s film industry to “face the truth” on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France’s version of the Oscars. “We can decide that men accused of rape no...

Assault claims roil Iditarod sled dog race as 2 top mushers are disqualified, then 1 reinstated

Feb. 23, 2024 19:49 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Claims of violence against women are roiling the world's most famous sled dog race — Alaska's Iditarod — with officials disqualifying two top mushers this week and then quickly reinstating one of them on Friday, days before the start. The upheaval began...

Actor Judith Godrèche calls on French film industry to face truth about sexual violence, during Cesar Awards ceremony

Feb. 23, 2024 16:22 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — Actor Judith Godrèche calls on French film industry to face truth about sexual violence, during Cesar Awards ceremony.

The strangled bodies of 2 men have been found on a popular beach in the Mexican resort of Acapulco

Feb. 22, 2024 17:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The strangled bodies of two men were found Thursday on a popular beach in the Mexican resort of Acapulco. The resort has been struggling to recover it tourist trade after being hit by Category 5 Hurricane Otis in October, leaving at least 52 dead and destroying...

Olympic equestrian champ cleared of violence in domestic dispute case

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

Former Olympic equestrian champion Kevin Staut was cleared by a French court on Thursday of assaulting his former partner, his lawyer told the Associated Press. Staut and Norwegian horse rider Marie Valdar Longem had accused each other of violence following an argument in a Bordeaux...

Slayings of tourists and Colombian women expose the dark side of Medellin's tourism boom

Feb. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The lush valley enveloping Medellin was once the heart of a brutal war involving the Colombian government, drug cartels and a smattering of other armed groups. But a sharp dip in violence in the country’s second-biggest city has attracted a flood of...

Charges against alleged white supremacists are tossed by a California judge for the second time

Feb. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time in five years, federal charges against alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a federal judge who found they were selectively prosecuted. Federal...

Mexican police confirm grisly gang video showing bodies kicked, burned and shot

Feb. 21, 2024 12:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Wednesday they have largely confirmed the contents of a grisly drug cartel video showing gunmen shooting, kicking and burning the corpses of their enemies. In a country where videos of decapitations and executions have appeared on...

Rape and sexual assault took place during Hamas attack, Israeli association says

Feb. 21, 2024 11:05 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel on Wednesday said it has found evidence of “systematic and intentional” rape and sexual abuse during the Hamas attack on Oct. 7 that ignited the war in Gaza. The report said the attacks were more...