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Stories with subject: Political assassinations
  • Israeli officials: Hamas military leader still alive 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 2:34 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli defense officials say they have concluded that Hamas' shadowy military chief is still alive - after an attempted Israeli assassination during last year's war in Gaza.

  • Ohio Statehouse marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's repose 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 1:49 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Statehouse is preparing for its part in 150th anniversary commemorations nationwide of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

  • Driver who hit toddler starts events that leave 4 dead story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:52 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road - right into the path of an oncoming van.

  • As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 2:58 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination.

  • As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 2:05 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination.

  • AP Was There: Original AP report of Lincoln's assassination story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 12:47 pm

    On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford's Theatre, where, in his memoir he reports he was handed the assassin's gun and turned it over to authorities. Here is an edited version of his original AP dispatch:

  • Poland marks 5th anniversary of presidential plane disaster story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 10:19 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland is marking the fifth anniversary of the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 members of his presidential entourage on a visit to Russia, the worst catastrophe to strike the Polish state since World War II and an event that deepened historical strains between the two Slavic neighbors.