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Synagogue that suffered massacre raises funds for NZ Muslims

Mar. 18, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a shooting massacre that left 11 worshippers dead has started a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to support New Zealand's Muslim community. An Australian white supremacist is charged with killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch,...

$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...

Congregations mull how to keep sacred spaces safe

Mar. 2, 2019 3:06 AM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Eleven killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in October. Twenty-six slain at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November 2017. Seven fatally shot at Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec, Canada, in January 2017. Nine gunned down at Mother Emanuel African...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers — signaled he might be open to a plea deal....

Wolf calls for tougher gun laws after synagogue shooting

Jan. 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With family members of gun violence victims by his side, Gov. Tom Wolf renewed his call Tuesday for lawmakers to toughen Pennsylvania's gun laws, now three months after a truck driver walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and fatally shot 11 people. The anti-gun violence rally with Wolf...

Hate crimes charged in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre case

Jan. 29, 2019 3:48 PM EST

A man accused of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October , killing 11 people and wounding seven others, was indicted Tuesday on additional counts that include allegations of hate crimes. A federal grand jury added 19 charges to the 44 counts previously levied against Robert Bowers, 46, of Baldwin,...