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Holocaust survivor who escaped synagogue massacre dies

Sep. 29, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who narrowly escaped a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, died Tuesday. He was 84. Samet, who survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in World War II, was running a few minutes late for services at the Tree...

Guinea opens trial over 2009 army massacre of protesters

Sep. 28, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea opened a landmark trial Wednesday exactly 13 years after a stadium massacre by the military left at least 157 protesters dead and dozens of women raped, with the country's former coup leader Moussa “Dadis” Camara among those charged. The court...

April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

Sep. 20, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled. Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident who has pleaded not guilty, could be sentenced to death if convicted of the...

Guinea sets trial date 13 years after 2009 stadium massacre

Sep. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea will try the alleged perpetrators of a 2009 stadium massacre that killed at least 157 people and left dozens of women raped, the justice minister announced Friday, drawing praise from victims' families who have waited nearly 13 years. Justice Minister...

Palestinians commemorate horrific 1982 massacre in Beirut

Sep. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinians commemorated Friday the 40th anniversary of the horrific killings in a refugee camp in Beirut that left hundreds of people dead during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Dozens of citizens from Europe who support the Palestinian cause also took part in...

More DNA sought from remains of possible massacre victims

Sep. 14, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scientists seeking to identify more victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are planning to extract more DNA from recently reburied remains and test more areas as potential sites to search for additional bodies. Remains found and exhumed from Oaklawn Cemetery...

Ohio prosecutor: Family spent months planning slayings of 8

Sep. 12, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

A custody dispute between two families that erupted into the massacre of eight people in rural southern Ohio started with a plan to kill just one of them, a young mother refusing to give up her daughter, a prosecutor said Monday. But just months before the killings in 2016, the...

South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee massacre site

Sep. 10, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two American Indian tribes in South Dakota have joined forces to purchase 40 acres around the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history. The Oglala Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux said the...

Judge: Tulsa Race Massacre victims' descendants can't sue

Aug. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

An Oklahoma judge said six descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre cannot sue for reparations, while allowing three known survivors of the attack in which a white mob descended on a predominantly Black neighborhood to move forward with the lawsuit. The order, signed...

Atlanta's image challenged by facts of 1906 race massacre

Aug. 03, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who moves through downtown Atlanta today passes places where innocent Black men and women were pulled from trolleys, shot in their workplaces, chased through the streets and beaten to death by a mob of 10,000 white men and boys. But few have been taught...