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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...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

2 dead in attack targeting German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Oct. 9, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. The attacker shot at the door of the...

Panel: Extend search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 8, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A committee overseeing a project to find the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre says more areas should be investigated. The Oklahoma Archaeological Survey used ground-penetrating radar to search north Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery on Monday. It also plans to search another...

Payouts for Vegas victims a 'cold, mathematical calculation'

Oct. 4, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They may have been united by a love for country music, but the people gunned down two years ago at a Las Vegas concert will not be seen as equals when up to $800 million is paid out from a legal settlement. The administrator overseeing the process will have the icy task of calculating the...

MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting

Oct. 3, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas Strip hotel, MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday. The...

The Latest: Attorneys say MGM deal settles most lawsuits

Oct. 3, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a legal settlement over the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Three attorneys for 4,400 people with claims against MGM Resorts International over the Las Vegas shooting acknowledge a few other lawsuits are out there. But a chief...

Lawyers for victims of Las Vegas massacre say they’ve reached deal to settle lawsuits that’s expected to pay up to $800M

Oct. 3, 2019 11:04 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for victims of Las Vegas massacre say they’ve reached deal to settle lawsuits that’s expected to pay up to $800M.

Loved ones honor 58 who died in 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting

Oct. 2, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A reading of victims' names at the time bullets flew two years ago marked the end on Tuesday of the second anniversary of a shooting that killed 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. "Those lives were senselessly taken," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman told a hushed...

New memorial to honor 1919 Arkansas massacre victims

Sep. 30, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ELAINE, Ark. (AP) — A new memorial has been erected to honor the victims of the 1919 Elaine massacre in eastern Arkansas, one of the largest racial mass killings in U.S history. Monday marks 100 years since poor black sharecroppers in Elaine who dared to join a union were attacked, and at least 200 black...