In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the opaque government of Saudi Arabia is under extreme international scrutiny, extending to criticism of the country’s ongoing military action in Yemen. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Robin Wright and Mamoun Fandy, director of…
By Denise Lavoie, Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
The murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men was slain in federal prison.
By Eric Tucker and Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
The number of murders reported by law enforcement agencies in four cities alone — Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. — is showing a 20 percent increase, according to a new study.
In 2009, Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were attacked and sexually assaulted in their home; Butz did not survive. In “While the City Slept,” Eli Sanders, a Pulitzer winner for his reporting on the case, examines the troubled life of…
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, a move that overturns a former, less severe conviction of manslaughter.
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
No matter how you define a mass shooting, one thing is clear: data suggests this brand of violence has grown worse in the United States.
By PBS NewsHour
Why has there been a dramatic spike in homicides this year? Judy Woodruff speaks to Col. Sam Dotson, chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and Edward Flynn, chief of the Milwaukee Police Department, two cities that have seen…
Homicides are up by an average of 19 percent in 35 big cities this year. Chicago is the site of the most most murders -- 252 so far -- while the city of Baltimore had 45 homicides in July alone.
Ray Tensing, a white police officer, was indicted on murder charges for killing Samuel DuBose, a black motorist, during a traffic stop for not having a front license plate. Tensing said he was dragged by the car and forced to…
By PBS NewsHour
The global economy and our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on shipping, as millions of ships carry roughly 90 percent of the world's goods. But we know little of the crime and lawlessness that takes place at sea. Ian…
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