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Stories with subject: Assassinations
  • Retired Colombian general on trial in murder of politician 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Supreme Court began hearing arguments Monday in the trial of a retired army general accused of taking part in the 1989 assassination of a top presidential contender.

  • Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation 
    Updated: May-27-15 11:44 am

    ATLANTA - A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they hope for a lasting resolution to issues that have long divided the civil rights icon's heirs.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm

    The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13

  • Grave of assassinated Burkina Faso leader exhumed story has photos
    Updated: May-26-15 1:31 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Authorities exhumed human remains Tuesday from the purported grave of Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, nearly three decades after the Marxist revolutionary was killed during a coup in this West African country.

  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 2:32 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.

  • Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 5:11 pm

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination.

  • Indian forces try to stop separatists' march in Kashmir 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:04 am

    SRINAGAR, India - Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir's main city to stop a rally by separatists to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of two Kashmiri leaders.

  • Ex-Lebanese minister sentenced over explosives' transport 
    Updated: May-13-15 1:50 pm

    BEIRUT - A Lebanese military court on Wednesday convicted a former minister on charges of plotting a wave of bombings at the behest of neighboring Syria and sentenced him to four-and-a-half years in prison.