Latest Pittsburgh synagogue massacre News

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Post-Gazette earns Pulitzer for synagogue massacre coverage

Apr. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news Monday for its coverage of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year. The judges called the staff's work "immersive, compassionate coverage . that captured the anguish and resilience of a community thrust into...

Stricken Pittsburgh synagogue calls for art to cover fencing

Apr. 15, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting last year is inviting young people worldwide to submit artwork to cover the fencing surrounding the still-shuttered building. The art project is called "#HeartsTogether: The Art of Rebuilding." Organizers said that Tree...

Pennsylvania lawmakers honor victims of synagogue massacre

Apr. 10, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers solemnly remembered the 11 worshippers killed in an anti-Semitic attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last fall, hearing Wednesday from an affected congregation's rabbi that "all is not well in our republic." The rare joint session in the chambers of the state's...

Plea talks could resolve gun case against white nationalist

Apr. 10, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

Plea agreement negotiations are underway to resolve gun-related charges against a self-described white nationalist from Washington, D.C., whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, according to a court filing Wednesday. Federal prosecutors and a public...

The Latest: NRA backs suit on synagogue-inspired gun control

Apr. 9, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Pittsburgh's effort to restrict firearms and ammunition (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawsuit backed by the National Rifle Association has been filed in opposition to Pittsburgh's new gun control laws. Four Pittsburgh residents are suing the city, Mayor Bill Peduto and the...

Pittsburgh approves gun restrictions; lawsuits expected

Apr. 2, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year's synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. After taking an initial vote last week, the all-Democratic...

Pittsburgh City Council moves to restrict guns after attack

Mar. 27, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave tentative approval Wednesday to gun-control legislation introduced in the wake of the 2018 synagogue massacre, an effort certain to be challenged in court by Second Amendment advocates who point out that state law doesn't generally allow municipalities to...

Synagogue that suffered massacre raises funds for NZ Muslims

Mar. 18, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a shooting massacre that left 11 worshippers dead has started a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to support New Zealand's Muslim community. An Australian white supremacist is charged with killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch,...

$6.3M raised for synagogue massacre families, survivors

Mar. 5, 2019 1:09 PM EST

A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history, organizers announced Tuesday. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh set up the Victims of Terror Fund after the Oct. 27...