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California synagogue honors woman slain in gunman's attack

May. 23, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people dedicated a new Torah scroll — the holiest object in Judaism — to the slain woman on Wednesday. The handwritten Biblical scroll had the final letters inked by a scribe during a...

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

May. 22, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California. The indictment charged 26-year-old Mark Domingo with providing material support to terrorists and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, the U.S....

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

May. 21, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a man accused of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest, 19, that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during...

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

May. 21, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings. The new charge comes...

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

May. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Parishioners, elected leaders and...

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

May. 17, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it. The "Christchurch Call" set of guidelines for world...

Man to stay jailed over talk about avenging mosque attacks

May. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The...

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line

May. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

PLIEUX, France (AP) — Europe's taboos are falling away. Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web into politics, and getting new visibility in the final thrust of campaigning for this month's European Parliament elections ....

Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty to hate crimes

May. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a Southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday. John T. Earnest spoke twice during the brief hearing — to acknowledge his name and to say he agreed with his court-appointed attorney's...

The Latest: Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

May. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the suspect in a fatal shooting at a California synagogue appearing in court on federal hate crime charges (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The 19-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting at a California synagogue has pleaded not guilty to federal hate crimes. John T. Earnest spoke...