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April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

Sep. 20, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled. Robert Bowers, a Baldwin resident who has pleaded not guilty, could be sentenced to death if convicted of the...

Guinea sets trial date 13 years after 2009 stadium massacre

Sep. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea will try the alleged perpetrators of a 2009 stadium massacre that killed at least 157 people and left dozens of women raped, the justice minister announced Friday, drawing praise from victims' families who have waited nearly 13 years. Justice Minister...

Palestinians commemorate horrific 1982 massacre in Beirut

Sep. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinians commemorated Friday the 40th anniversary of the horrific killings in a refugee camp in Beirut that left hundreds of people dead during Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Dozens of citizens from Europe who support the Palestinian cause also took part in...

More DNA sought from remains of possible massacre victims

Sep. 14, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scientists seeking to identify more victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are planning to extract more DNA from recently reburied remains and test more areas as potential sites to search for additional bodies. Remains found and exhumed from Oaklawn Cemetery...

Ohio prosecutor: Family spent months planning slayings of 8

Sep. 12, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

A custody dispute between two families that erupted into the massacre of eight people in rural southern Ohio started with a plan to kill just one of them, a young mother refusing to give up her daughter, a prosecutor said Monday. But just months before the killings in 2016, the...

South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee massacre site

Sep. 10, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two American Indian tribes in South Dakota have joined forces to purchase 40 acres around the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history. The Oglala Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux said the...

Judge: Tulsa Race Massacre victims' descendants can't sue

Aug. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

An Oklahoma judge said six descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre cannot sue for reparations, while allowing three known survivors of the attack in which a white mob descended on a predominantly Black neighborhood to move forward with the lawsuit. The order, signed...

Atlanta's image challenged by facts of 1906 race massacre

Aug. 03, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who moves through downtown Atlanta today passes places where innocent Black men and women were pulled from trolleys, shot in their workplaces, chased through the streets and beaten to death by a mob of 10,000 white men and boys. But few have been taught...

AR-15 style guns sold as a sign of manhood as shootings rise

Jul. 27, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun makers have taken in more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade, at times marketing them as a way for young men to prove their masculinity, even as the number of mass shootings increases, according to a House investigation unveiled Wednesday. ...

Descendants of possible Tulsa massacre victims can give DNA

Jul. 13, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

People who believe they are descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can now provide genetic material to help scientists when they begin trying to identify remains of possible victims. Danny Hellwig, laboratory director with Intermountain Forensics, said Wednesday that...