February 24, 2014 |
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday and warned the international community that the country needs $35 billion in aid to avert default. Yanukovich slipped out of Kiev on Friday after signing a European Union-brokered agreement that ended bloody confrontation between police and opposition demonstrators by calling for an interim, multiparty government and early elections to replace the effectively deposed head of state.
November 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The gunman who massacred 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was obsessed with mass murders and so mentally twisted that his mother planned to move him out of state so he could attend a special school, yet she had him living in a home with firearms and ammunition and gave him money to buy a gun for Christmas. The information was released Monday in the most detailed account yet of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that left 20 first-graders and six school employees dead and galvanized calls nationwide for stricter gun control.
December 25, 2012
Re "Pressure mounts on U.S. to curtail aid to Rwanda," Dec. 21 This article casually mentions the killing of about 5 million people in Congo, many of them by rebels assisted by Rwanda, which receives U.S. aid. I was under the impression that the civilized world (which includes the U.S., although after recent events one wonders) had agreed with the Jews after World War II to adopt the motto "never again. " Now it appears to have changed to, "Well, it's OK as long as they are not white.
December 18, 2012 |
As Howard B. Unruh barricaded himself in his home against the police -- after finally running out of ammunition -- he got a call from an assistant city editor at a local newspaper who had looked up his phone number. “Why are you killing people?” asked the editor, Philip W. Buxton. “I don't know,” Unruh replied. “I can't answer that yet. I'll have to talk to you later. I'm too busy now.” It was 1949 in Camden, N.J., and Unruh had just killed 12 people and injured four others with a Luger pistol, including women and children.
September 15, 2012 |
TORONTO--From “Hearts and Minds” to “Shoah,” documentary film has a long history of tackling difficult subjects like death and violence. But they've never looked at it in quite the way that Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn do in “The Act Of Killing,” one of the breakout documentaries of the Toronto International Film Festival and a movie that could well change how you view the form. “Act of Killing's” subject is the purge of an estimated 500,000 suspected Communists in 1965-66 in Indonesia, a politically significant event that preceded the long reign of the controversial Suharto.
September 9, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - It was only a few hours into a day that already felt like it would never end. On July 20, Mayor Steve Hogan suddenly was presiding over a city that had become the home of one of the country's worst mass shootings. Looking out his office window at Aurora City Hall, he could see the cheerful pink neon sign of the Century 16 movie theater sparkling in the sun. That morning there were still so many unanswered questions, so many people still unaccounted for after a gunman burst into a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and began shooting.