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Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Mar. 17, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a...

New Zealand shooter steeped attack in dark internet culture

Mar. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The suspected New Zealand shooter carefully modeled his attack for an internet age. He live-streamed the massacre, shouted out a popular meme slogan and published a long, rambling manifesto replete with inside jokes geared for those steeped in underground internet culture. All that...

$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...

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....

The Latest: Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Feb. 11, 2019 9:41 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter (all times local): 9:40 a.m. A truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty. Forty-six-year-old Robert Bowers was in federal court...

Trump guests include synagogue shooting survivor, officer

Feb. 5, 2019 10:21 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Holocaust survivor who escaped the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and a police officer who was wounded responding to the massacre will be among the guests sitting with first lady Melania Trump at the State of the Union address. Judah Samet was late for services at the Tree of Life of...

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,...