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Judge waits to set trial date in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Oct. 31, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge in Pittsburgh says she's not ready to set a trial date for the man charged with killing 11 people inside a synagogue. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose on Thursday says she won't schedule Robert Bowers' trial until pretrial motions over the death penalty and other issues are...

One-year commemoration of synagogue shooting marked

Oct. 27, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history was being marked around the world Sunday with community service projects, music and an online remembrance. The shooting on Oct. 27, 2018, killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

Congregations, community to commemorate synagogue shooting

Oct. 25, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A virtual remembrance, an overseas concert and community service projects highlight the many plans for commemorating the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history on the shooting's one-year anniversary Sunday. The attack killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue...

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Oct. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred. On Friday, they outlined their vision for the...

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...

Poignant New Year for Jewish community scarred by massacre

Sep. 27, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

There will be some differences — and some constants — over the coming days as the New Light congregation observes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for the first time since three of its members were among 11 Jews killed by a gunman nearly a year ago at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The man who last year...

Feds: Virginia man facing weapons charges is a neo-Nazi

Sep. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man arrested this week on gun charges is a neo-Nazi who has bragged about committing racially motivated violence, authorities said Friday. At a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, FBI agent Shawn Matthews testified that Andrew Thomasberg, 21,...

Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate 2018 synagogue attack

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Pittsburgh prepares to commemorate last year's deadly shooting at a synagogue, Jewish leaders say returning to the synagogue remains a priority. While there is no set time frame, "it is indeed our goal we will one day return to Tree of Life," said Tree of Life's Rabbi Jeffrey Myers,...

Florida man charged with racially threatening black activist

Sep. 18, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

A Florida man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he cyberstalked and made racist threats against a black activist in Virginia to interfere with his plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville's city council. Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Florida, was indicted in Virginia on charges that include...