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Stories with subject: Assassinations
  • new storyDeclassified US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:34 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents that came to light Thursday reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington.

  • Patrick Kennedy memoir takes hard look at family, addiction 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:22 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.

  • UN-backed Hariri tribunal fines manager of Lebanese TV 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 11:56 am

    BEIRUT - A special U.N.-backed tribunal on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri fined Monday the manager of a local TV station for not removing information about identities of confidential witnesses in the long-running probe.

  • Review: 'The End Game' is worth 'checking' out 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 5:09 pm

    "The End Game" (Putnam), by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

  • Spanish police thwart drug cartel assassination attempt 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 1:07 pm

    MADRID - Spanish police say they have arrested seven people in the southern town of Cala de Mijas on suspicion of planning to assassinate a businessman on orders from a Colombian drug cartel.

  • CIA declassifies trove of Cold War-era intelligence memos 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:54 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba.

  • Late Nemtsov, Snowden among candidates for EU rights prize 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 9:32 am

    BRUSSELS - Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and leaker Edward Snowden are among the candidates later this month for the European Union's top human rights prize.

  • Longtime AP executive James W. Mangan dies at age 87 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-08-15 6:29 pm

    DALLAS - James W. Mangan, whose 36-year career with The Associated Press included covering President John F. Kennedy's assassination and getting an exclusive interview with a former Texas election judge who said he certified enough fictitious ballots to steal a 1948 primary runoff election for the U.S. Senate for Lyndon B. Johnson, has died. Mangan, who spent the last decade of his AP career as vice president in charge of membership, was 87.