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Jewish artifacts stolen during Holocaust now in US custody

Jul. 23, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of religious artifacts stolen from Jewish synagogues and homes in Europe during the Holocaust are now in the hands of U.S. authorities who plan to return them to their communities of origin. The authorities announced this week they had recovered...

D'backs win 3rd straight, score 8 in 7th to top Pirates 11-6

Jul. 21, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh VanMeter began the night on the bench with a .182 batting average. The Arizona Diamondbacks infielder didn’t get into the game until the fifth inning — and ended up a homer short of the cycle. VanMeter had three hits, including a triple and a...

Suspect in stabbing of rabbi now facing hate crime charges

Jul. 08, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man already charged with stabbing a rabbi outside a Jewish school in Boston now faces additional hate crime offenses, prosecutors said Thursday. Khaled Awad, who is originally from Egypt, arrived in the U.S. with biased views against Jews, Christians...

Families, rescuers hold vigil near collapsed building

Jul. 07, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Family members and rescue workers held a vigil Wednesday night near the site of a collapsed Florida condo building shortly after officials announced that they had given up hope of finding any survivors. The gathering began shortly after 7 p.m. with...

Herzog pledges to 'calm things' as Israel's 11th president

Jul. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog pledged to heal deep divisions in Israeli society Wednesday as he took the oath of office to become Israel's 11th president. With one hand on a Bible before the Knesset — Israel's parliament — Herzog, 60, assumed the largely ceremonial...

Rabbi stabbed near school; suspect held without bail

Jul. 02, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing a rabbi several times near a Jewish day school in Boston was held without bail Friday at his arraignment pending a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. Khaled Awad, 24, pleaded not guilty to assault and...

Girl's prayer at collapse site leads to meeting with Biden

Jul. 02, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Gazing at the mountain of rubble that had buried her father, uncle and dozens of others, a 12-year-old girl moved away from her relatives, sat down by herself and pulled out her phone. She opened a collection of Psalms and began to pray. Elisheva...

Report: Fatal assisted living fire linked to cleaning ritual

Jul. 01, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A father and son charged in a deadly fire at a suburban New York assisted living facility had been performing a pre-Passover cleaning ritual that involves heating kitchen utensils to burn off traces of forbidden food, the Journal News reported. ...

Argentine family among missing in Florida building collapse

Jun. 28, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The remains of 11 people have been found after the collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium building in Florida, authorities said Monday. The Associated Press has been reporting brief descriptions of the dead and the missing. Miami-Dade police...

Victims in Miami condo collapse came from around the world

Jun. 26, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Filipino-American who loved to play the piano and her Chilean husband lived on the 10th floor of the building. One flight down were Cuban immigrant grandparents who had dreamed of retiring at the beach. And just a week ago, a young Paraguayan arrived to work as a nanny. ...