Brendan O'Connor · 02/10/16 07:25PM

The California parole panel has denied parole once more for Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was his 15th hearing.

The Potential For a Diplomatic Drone Disaster

Hamilton Nolan · 09/26/12 11:25AM

There are multiple cases against America's international program of drone assassinations. There is the humanitarian case: the program has killed hundreds of innocent civilians, due to either bad intelligence or a simple lack of caring on the part of US officials. And, for the more heartless... er, hard-nosed pragmatists, there is the diplomatic case: the US is reportedly operating drones in Pakistan with only the flimsiest level of permission.

Chinese Billionaire Killed by Poisoned Cat Meat Stew

Seth Abramovitch · 01/04/12 10:08PM

A billionaire tycoon from China named Long Liyuan died suddenly and mysteriously two days before Christmas. The only clue: a still-steaming bowl of half-eaten cat stew. Could it be? No, it's simply too easy, too dastardly, altogether too meowtrageous! But it's true: The cat stew was poisoned!

Pakistan's Intelligence Service Reportedly Assassinated This Journalist

Hamilton Nolan · 07/05/11 08:22AM

To the lengthy list of "nations in which it is terribly dangerous to be a good journalist" you can add "Pakistan," if you haven't already. The NYT reports that Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI, ordered the assassination of a journalist whose reporting detailed how Pakistan's military was being infiltrated by Islamist extremists.

Pakistani Governor Gunned Down By His Own Bodyguard

John Cook · 01/04/11 02:37PM

Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's most populous province, was assassinated by a member of his security detail today, reportedly because Taseer opposed killing blasphemers against Islam. The brazen murder of another non-Islamist politician edged Pakistan closer to chaos.

Dubai Assassination Plot Will Make Excellent Movie

Adrian Chen · 02/16/10 08:44PM

Have you been following this insane Dubai assassination of a Hamas leader? Guy was killed in January in his hotel room, now Dubai police claim 11 different assassins with faked passports wearing "wigs and fake beards" were to blame.

Secret Service Provides Free Publicity For Controversy-Seeking Artist

Hamilton Nolan · 06/04/08 11:53AM

The NYPD and the Secret Service shut down an art exhibition across the street from the New York Times building earlier this morning. The show's title was "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama." This is today's "Thing most assured of getting in the tabloids tomorrow." The artist, Yazmany Arboleda, says his project is really about the media—he's definitely good at getting media attention, at least. He's even set up a website for each candidate's assassination (uh, in the media). Photos of his illegal work after the jump: