RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Assassinations

A collection of news and information related to Assassinations published by this site and its partners.

Top Assassinations Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • Brushes with Lincoln assassination, Dred Scott decision

    Regarding "They're All Players in Lincoln's Story," April 12: The Travel section left out a great exhibit on Lincoln at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It tells about the assassination, but especially shows how it was covered by the press. The New...
  • Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital

    Rostom Ghazali, the Syrian general once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and a key suspect in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, has died in a hospital in the capital Damascus, a Syrian activist and local media...
  • Advocate: Sheriff video release is 'character assassination'

    Video released by investigators that shows an undercover sheriff's deputy allegedly buying drugs from a man later killed by a volunteer officer amounts to "character assassination," a civil rights advocate said Wednesday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's...
  • The Sun and President Lincoln

    The Sun and President Lincoln
    One hundred and fifty years ago, the editorial board of The Sun voiced "profound sorrow" at the "national calamity" of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It was a mournful expression of loss, not just for the man but for the potential he...
  • Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train

    Onlookers moved by re-enactment of Lincoln funeral train
    It was a funeral re-enactment, but the tears that glistened on Cindy King's cheeks were real. The woman from Littlestown, Pa., took part in the retelling of Abraham Lincoln's funeral rites on Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, embodying a civilian...
  • Einstein waged unceasing battle for right to a private life

    April 18 marked the 60th anniversary of Albert Einstein's death. The scientific community is also celebrating this year the centennial of his masterly general theory of relativity, which described gravity more comprehensively than did Sir Isaac Newton and...
  • Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary

    Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity. "You just get drawn into these...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ postmortem: Most intriguing moments in the Season 5 premiere

     
    The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” kicked off Sunday night with a flashback, angry dragons and a grisly death. […]...
  • Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?
    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
  • Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral

    Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral
    Actors will take the stage April 14 in Springfield, Ill., to perform a comedy that is remembered for its role in an American tragedy. One hundred fifty years to the day that President Lincoln was shot during the laughter of Act 3, Scene 2, the curtain...