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Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Sep. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington, D.C., sentenced 31-year-old Jeffrey...

Tree of Life synagogue will get 9/11 survivor tree seedlings

Sep. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seedlings from the 9/11 survivor tree will be donated and planted in Pittsburgh as a memorial for the mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 people. The Callery pear tree was found in the rubble after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and nursed back...

Archbishop of Canterbury apologizes for massacre in India

Sep. 10, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The archbishop of Canterbury said Tuesday he regrets a massacre by British colonial forces of hundreds of Indians participating in a peaceful demonstration for independence 100 years ago. Archbishop Justin Welby spoke at a memorial for victims of the attack in northwest India. The massacre...

Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials

Sep. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visits Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland, he will carry the mezuzah that was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers when a gunman burst into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year and killed 11 people. Wolf said Friday that he...

Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended a 10-month prison sentence followed by 3 years of supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Jeffrey Clark Jr....

Cousin: Teen in family massacre just learned of stepmother

Sep. 4, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

ELKMONT, Ala. (AP) — A cousin of an Alabama youth charged with killing five relatives said the slayings occurred days after the teen learned that the woman he considered his mother wasn't a biological parent. Daisy McCarty told WAFF-TV she believes that revelation led to the slayings, which happened Monday...

Governor to visit Auschwitz memorial, Guard in Lithuania

Sep. 3, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor will be traveling next week to visit National Guard troops stationed in Lithuania and to honor the victims of last year's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting during a stop at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. Gov. Tom Wolf's office announced Tuesday he will spend...

Death penalty filing in synagogue massacre brings opposition

Aug. 28, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

The decision by federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue was made despite opposition from some of the people most affected by the massacre. The filing made this week by the U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh disappointed Dor...

Feds seek death penalty in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Aug. 26, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a man accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue to face a death sentence. The U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Robert Bowers in last year's attack. The government filing...

Tree planted in honor of Elaine massacre victims cut down

Aug. 26, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

ELAINE, Ark. (AP) — Officials are investigating after someone cut down a willow tree that was planted to honor the victims of the 1919 Elaine massacre in eastern Arkansas. The Elaine Legacy Center says the tree was chopped down at its base last week and a memorial tag was stolen. Memphis, Tennessee,...