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Man charged with cyber threats against Jews, Muslims, blacks

Apr. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online, one of several cyber threats he made against Jewish, Muslim and black people, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing a criminal charge. Corbin Kauffman, 30, used aliases to post...

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...

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Mar. 17, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a...

New Zealand shooter steeped attack in dark internet culture

Mar. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The suspected New Zealand shooter carefully modeled his attack for an internet age. He live-streamed the massacre, shouted out a popular meme slogan and published a long, rambling manifesto replete with inside jokes geared for those steeped in underground internet culture. All that...

$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...