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Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

May. 31, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

A longtime city worker opened fire Friday in a building that houses Virginia Beach government offices, killing 12 people and wounding six others. A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Feb. 15, 2019: Gary Martin killed five co-workers at a manufacturing...

Lawyers for synagogue massacre suspect allege FBI meddling

May. 30, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

Lawyers for the man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue say the FBI has been discouraging witnesses from talking to the defense, undermining the suspect's right to a fair trial. Robert Bowers' lawyers said in court documents that at least one witness got in touch with the defense —...

Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

May. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, his lawyer said Thursday. Judy Clarke told a judge she hopes the case against Robert Bowers can be resolved without a trial. The 46-year-old truck driver wasn't in court....

Prosecutors say synagogue gunman boasted of hate for Jews

May. 9, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gunman who killed a woman and wounded three during services at a Southern California synagogue later told a 911 dispatcher he had done it because "the Jewish people are destroying the white race," prosecutors said Thursday in announcing 109 hate crime and other charges against the...

Pittsburgh synagogue attack inspires new hate crimes bills

May. 9, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are introducing a package of hate-crimes bills that are inspired by a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Thursday the October attack at the Tree of Life synagogue showed that...

Pittsburgh synagogue: Violence 'must end. Enough is enough!'

Apr. 27, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue that six months ago was the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history held a vigil and offered its sympathy after another deadly shooting Saturday at a synagogue near San Diego, saying such violence "must end." "It was only six months ago to the day...