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Judge waits to set trial date in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Oct. 31, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge in Pittsburgh says she's not ready to set a trial date for the man charged with killing 11 people inside a synagogue. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose on Thursday says she won't schedule Robert Bowers' trial until pretrial motions over the death penalty and other issues are...

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after massacre

Oct. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year's synagogue massacre, noting that Pennsylvania state law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms. Pittsburgh's trio of gun ordinances violate state law and are therefore "void and unenforceable,"...

The Latest: Pittsburgh plans appeal after gun laws tossed

Oct. 29, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a judge's ruling that Pittsburgh may not enforce its own gun laws (all times local): 7 p.m. The city of Pittsburgh plans to appeal a judge's ruling that it can't enforce gun laws passed in the wake of the synagogue massacre. A spokesman for Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto says...

Steelers moment of silence commemorates synagogue shooting

Oct. 28, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have held a moment of silence to commemorate the first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Team President Art Rooney II said that Monday night's remembrance before the start of the Pittsburgh-Miami game was in honor of the victims and their...

One-year commemoration of synagogue shooting marked

Oct. 27, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history was being marked around the world Sunday with community service projects, music and an online remembrance. The shooting on Oct. 27, 2018, killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

The Latest: Flowers at synagogue honor shooting victims

Oct. 27, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on events marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A steady stream of people have been stopping by the closed Pittsburgh synagogue that one year ago was the scene of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S....

Congregations, community to commemorate synagogue shooting

Oct. 25, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A virtual remembrance, an overseas concert and community service projects highlight the many plans for commemorating the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history on the shooting's one-year anniversary Sunday. The attack killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue...

Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots

Oct. 20, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also...

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Oct. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred. On Friday, they outlined their vision for the...

Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole. Lawyers for Tree of Life shooting...