John Lennon’s killer says there was “evil in my heart”November 7, 2022 GMT
The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his New York City apartment building in 1980 told a parole board that he knew it was wrong to kill the beloved former Beatle, but that he was seeking fame and had “evil in my heart."
Today in History: September 10, Perry defeats BritishSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2022. There are 112 days left in the year.
Hinckley says he’s sorry for shooting that wounded ReaganJune 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 apologized for his actions Tuesday and said he doesn't remember what he was feeling when he fired the shots that also wounded three others.
EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will workJune 24, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an institution instead of prison.
Today in History: June 21, Constitution goes into effectJune 21, 2022 GMT
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2022. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 5:14 a.m. EDT.
NYC guitar concert by Hinckley, who shot Reagan, is canceledJune 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight, the New York City venue that had booked the performance announced.
John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decadesJune 15, 2022 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals.
Hinckley, who shot Reagan, says thanks after winning freedomJune 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is saying thank you to the people who helped him win freedom from court oversight.
Hinckley to get full freedom 41 years after shooting ReaganJune 1, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or others” and will be freed from court oversight this month as planned, a federal judge said Wednesday, capping Hinckley’s four-decade journey through the legal and mental health systems.
Texas shooting is new test for Biden’s long battle over gunsMay 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden, then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, surveyed the collection of black, military-style rifles on display in the middle of the room as he denounced the sale of guns whose “only real function is to kill human beings at a ferocious pace.”
US attorneys do not oppose lifting restrictions for HinckleyMay 20, 2022 GMT
Attorneys for the U.S. government have indicated that they will not oppose a plan to lift all remaining restrictions next month on John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Yvette Mimieux, ’60s starlet of ‘Time Machine,’ dies at 80January 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” "The Time Machine" and “Light in the Piazza,” has died. She was 80.
Michelle Bega, a family spokeswoman, said Mimieux died in her sleep of natural causes overnight Monday evening at her home in Los Angeles.
Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th seasonJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season:
‘Unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski moved to prison medical facilityDecember 23, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — The man known as the “Unabomber” has been transferred to a federal prison medical facility in North Carolina after spending the past two decades in a federal Supermax prison in Colorado for a series of bombings targeting scientists.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91November 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died.
Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen SondheimNovember 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In 2010, the year he turned 80, Stephen Sondheim had to endure a public fuss when a Broadway theater was being renamed in his honor.
At a ceremony outside the 1,055-seat auditorium on West 43rd Street, the composer looked sheepish by the time he got to the podium following gushing words from admirers that included Patti LuPone and Nathan Lane.
John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversightSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable.
Lawyers to urge no restrictions for Reagan shooter HinckleySeptember 25, 2021 GMT
Lawyers for John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, are scheduled to argue in court Monday that the 66-year-old should be freed from restrictions placed on him after he moved out of a Washington hospital in 2016.
Mother of would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley dies at 95August 3, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jo Ann Hinckley, a constant companion to her son John Hinckley Jr. as the would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan was gradually allowed to live outside a psychiatric hospital in Washington, has died.
Hearing set to discuss unconditional release for HinckleyJune 3, 2021 GMT
A court hearing has been set for Aug. 30 regarding whether the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can live without restrictions in the home he shares with his mother and brother in a gated community in Virginia.
Reagan’s would-be assassin to pursue unconditional releaseApril 9, 2021 GMT
Lawyers for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan say he plans to ask a federal court to allow him to live without conditions in the Virginia home he's currently residing in with his mother and brother...
Hinckley says he’s happy ‘as a clam’ but lacks close friendsMarch 6, 2019 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he's "happy as a clam" living with his mother and older brother in Virginia.
Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s houseNovember 17, 2018 GMT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday...
Ron Jackson: Why John Hinckley shouldn’t be releasedJuly 30, 2016 GMT
Besides being warned to always wear clean underwear, "a leopard doesn't change its spots" is possibly the second most important piece of advice I have received. Just in case I got into an accident, I should always leave the house wearing clean underwear.
Case of accused White House shooter is rareNovember 22, 2011 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who shot an assault rifle at the White House is one of only a handful of people ever accused of trying to assassinate the president, and if the past is any guide he could spend many years in prison or a mental hospital if convicted.