Lee Harvey Oswald

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Trump: Cruz's Dad Hung Out With Lee Harvey Oswald

Cruz camp says claim is 'garbage'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's latest is a wilder-than-usual attack on Ted Cruz: Trump says Cruz's father was in the company of Lee Harvey Oswald just months before Oswald shot John F. Kennedy in 1963. His comments are based on a National Enquirer story that claims a previously unidentified man photographed... More »

Verdict In on Whether Lee Harvey Oswald Pic Is a Fake

3D imaging by Dartmouth scientists shows backyard photo is for real

(Newser) - For decades, conspiracy theorists have claimed the famous "backyard photo" of Lee Harvey Oswald, which shows him holding the same type of rifle used to assassinate JFK, is a fake—a claim that Oswald himself made when he was arrested. But thanks to a scientist who has studied this... More »

After Strange Saga, Oswald's Gravestone Is Moved 900 Miles

Bar owner spends hundreds of thousands in court to bring it home to Texas

(Newser) - Dallas bar-owner David Card spent nearly four years of his life and a "brutal" amount in legal fees for the right to return the grave marker of Lee Harvey Oswald, who he calls "the most famous assassin in the history of civilization," home to Texas. And, last... More »

O'Reilly Accused of Lying About JFK-Linked Suicide

He was in Dallas, not on Fla. doorstep, ex-colleagues say

(Newser) - Another dramatic episode from Bill O'Reilly's past has been called into question by former colleagues. In his 2012 book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly says that he was on George de Mohrenschildt's doorstep in Palm Beach, Fla., in March 1977, ready to "confront" the friend of Lee... More »

Judge: Oswald's Casket Belongs to Brother

Funeral home that tried to sell it must pay $87K in damages

(Newser) - Lee Harvey Oswald's original casket is no longer in limbo . A Texas judge has ruled that it belongs to his brother and not to the funeral home that tried to sell it as death memorabilia. Fort Worth Judge Don Cosby ruled that the Baumgardner Funeral Home acted "maliciously"... More »

Lee Harvey Oswald's Brother Fights Sale of His Coffin

It was purchased for $87K decades after body was exhumed

(Newser) - In 1981, the body of Lee Harvey Oswald was dug up to ensure that they really were his remains in the casket, a move prompted in part by conspiracy theories over the killing of John F. Kennedy, the AP reports. They were indeed his remains—but the casket of the... More »

It's True: Oswald Did It

Marc Ambinder explains how he let go of the conspiracy theories

(Newser) - Marc Ambinder is a self-described "JFK assassination buff." "I've read just about every book ever published on the assassination, watched every documentary, mock trial, and dramatization," he confesses at The Week . So naturally, for a long time, he was a conspiracy theory believer—and, just... More »

I Carried Oswald's Casket

Mike Cochran recalls getting the scoop as AP's Fort Worth reporter

(Newser) - With only a mother, brother, widow, and two young daughters as mourners at a Fort Worth, Texas, burial in November 1963, the task of carrying the casket fell to the only others in attendance: a handful of reporters, including the AP's Mike Cochran. "Fifty years later, I remain... More »

Nagging Jack Ruby Question Answered

CBS News gets look at 50-year-old evidence, files

(Newser) - The Dallas County district attorney's office has for 50 years kept the lid on a dozen boxes labeled with Jack Ruby's name, according to CBS News , which reports it got an exclusive look at what's inside. The network flags one group of documents of particular interest, those... More »

JFK's Niece Questions Lone Gunman Theory

Says she doesn't know whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

(Newser) - Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and there are still unanswered questions about what happened on that day. The president’s niece, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, yesterday appeared on Fox News Sunday and questioned whether her uncle’s killer acted alone.... More »

For Sale: Ring That's Part of JFK Assassination Story

It's Lee Harvey Oswald's, and he left it with his wife on morning of shooting

(Newser) - On Nov. 21, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald surprised his estranged wife, Marina, in Irving, Texas, where she and their children were living with a friend. He wanted her to come back to Dallas and live with him, but she said no. The next morning, he left her almost all the... More »

Why Oswald Tried Another Killing Before JFK

He tried shooting Gen. Edwin Walker through his window, say authors

(Newser) - President Kennedy wasn't the only target on Lee Harvey Oswald's list: Before JFK's death, Oswald took aim at a strident anti-Communist general and missed. A new book, Dallas 1963, looks back at how Gen. Edwin Walker's barnstorming tour across the South and Oswald's rising political... More »

Researchers Demand Access to Sealed JFK Files

50 years on, what is so secret that we can't still can't see today?

(Newser) - It's been 50 years since JFK was shot, but thousands of documents from the probe into his death are still off-limits to the public. Now an increasing number of serious researchers are seeking their release, reports the AP . "This is not about conspiracy, this is about transparency,"... More »

One Small Oswald Mystery Gets Solved

NYT unravels 'Nick Beef' grave marker next to his

(Newser) - Plenty of visitors to Lee Harvey Oswald's grave in a Texas cemetery have long wondered about the identity of "Nick Beef," the name etched on the similar-looking gravestone right next to his. Conspiracy theories have sprung up, of course, but now Dan Barry in the New York ... More »

RFK Jr: Oswald Didn't Act Alone

Evidence is 'very convincing' a lone gunman didn't kill JFK, he says

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. "The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he told interviewer Charlie Rose in... More »

The Weird Fight Over Oswald's Tombstone

How it wound up at a small auto museum in Illinois

(Newser) - The Historic Auto Attractions museum in Roscoe, Illinois, is home to a Lincoln once owned by Elvis, an Andy Griffith Show squad car, three Batmobiles, and... Lee Harvey Oswald's tombstone? It's not quite as weird as it sounds—the tiny museum has an array of non-vehicular esoterica, including... More »

Castro Knew JFK Would Be Killed Nov. 22, 1963

Cuban leader had agents listen for Kennedy assassination news

(Newser) - Another factoid for JFK conspiracy theorists: Cuban leader Fidel Castro apparently knew President Kennedy would be assassinated and even told spies to listen carefully to radio chatter coming from Texas on November 22, 1963, the Miami Herald reports. In a new book, former CIA analyst Brian Latell draws on Cuban... More »

Report: Jackie O Thought LBJ Plotted JFK Assassination

Knew of husband's intern flings, had affairs of her own

(Newser) - Jackie Kennedy Onassis believed Lyndon B. Johnson was behind JFK's assassination, knew about her husband's affairs with his interns, and had her own fling with actor William Holden. Those are the stunning revelations from an interview she held decades ago, tapes of which are about to be released... More »

Oswald Brother Furious About Coffin Sale

Coffin should have been destroyed, not sold, brother says

(Newser) - Lee Harvey Oswald's brother says he bought the pine box the presidential assassin was buried in and a funeral home had no right to auction it off earlier this month. The coffin—which was replaced when Oswald was reburied in 1981—fetched $87,469. But Robert Oswald says it's not... More »

Oswald's Coffin Up for Auction

Funeral home hoping to get thousands for battered old coffin

(Newser) - A funeral home is selling off maybe the creepiest piece of Kennedy memorabilia ever: the coffin Lee Harvey Oswald was originally buried in. The coffin was dug up in 1981 to settle a dispute between Oswald’s widow and brother over whether a lookalike Russian agent had been buried in... More »

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