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Trial of accused Christchurch mosque shooter may be delayed

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The trial of the man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques could be delayed by several weeks to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The trial had been scheduled to begin on May 3 in the city of Christchurch, where the Muslim worshippers...

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Aug. 14, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 14, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FALLOUT FOR PLACIDO DOMINGO AFTER MISCONDUCT ACCUSATIONS Two music companies cancel appearances by the opera legend and the Los Angeles Opera says it will launch a probe after the AP revealed years of sexual...

5 months on, Christchurch attacker influences others

Aug. 5, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The attack on a Texas Walmart that left 22 people dead bore all the classic hallmarks of America's cycle of mass shootings: A lone shooter. Multiple casualties. A white male accused of the crime. But it also revealed a newer, emerging pattern: emboldened white supremacy. A racist diatribe...

Warrants say New Zealand attack inspired synagogue shooting

Jul. 31, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four days after a man killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand, court documents show a San Diego college student expressed regret in a text message that he missed watching the livestream video of the attack and praised the shooter's writings as "spot on with everything," and...

Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Jul. 26, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Aya Al-Umari said she feels like her brother will be accompanying her and will constantly be in her prayers when she travels to Mecca next month to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Al-Umari is one of 200 relatives and survivors from the Christchurch mosque shootings...

Proposed New Zealand law says owning guns is not a right

Jul. 22, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership in a law proposed Monday that emphasizes owning guns is a privilege and not a right. The new law would ban the sale of guns to overseas visitors, create a register to track all guns in the country, and...

New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money

Jul. 13, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New...