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Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

India's court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

Oct. 16, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence. The five judges are expected to...

Officers who stopped Christchurch shooting suspect get award

Oct. 15, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The two New Zealand police officers who managed to arrest a man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques were given a bravery award on Wednesday. During the attack seven months ago, the officers rammed the suspect's car off the road in the city of Christchurch and dragged...

Not guilty plea from man accused in church wedding shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of storming into a New Hampshire church over the weekend and shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Dale Holloway, 37, of Manchester, is accused of attempted murder, assault and other charges in connection with the Saturday shooting...

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...

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after church shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed following a shooting during a weekend wedding. Dale Holloway, 37, is accused of wounding a clergyman and a bride Saturday in Pelham, New Hampshire. Stanley...

Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain minister

Oct. 13, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was shot...

The Latest: Church shooting suspect faces additional charges

Oct. 13, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting at a New Hampshire church (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities have announced four additional charges, including attempted murder, against a man who's accused of shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding in New Hampshire. Authorities...

Armed men attack Burkina Faso mosque, kill at least 16

Oct. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Armed men stormed the grand mosque in Burkina Faso's northern village of Salmossi, killing at least 16 people and wounding two others, a local official said Sunday. The armed men entered during evening prayers on Friday, according to Ernest Bouma Nebie, a regional official...

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

Oct. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said. Dale Holloway, 37, has been charged with first...