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Shooting victims remembered: ‘The loss is incalculable’

By CLAUDIA LAUER and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press They were professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving their local community. A day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, officials released the names of the victims. The oldest of them was ...

6 years after Sandy, stories of the storm have new chapters

By JENNIFER PELTZ and WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A community where residents rallied with surfboards and kayaks to rescue neighbors from flood and fire. A survival story in a suburban garage. A religious statue that stood firm while its surroundings were leveled. Superstorm ...

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die

By MARK SCOLFORO, ALLEN G. BREED and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue told officers that Jews were committing genocide and that he wanted them all to die, according to a charging document made public early ...

Pope Francis grieves for Jewish victims in Pittsburgh

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is grieving with Pittsburgh's Jewish community following the massacre at a synagogue there, denouncing the "inhuman act of violence" and praying for an end to the "flames of hatred" that fueled it. Francis led prayers for Pittsburgh on Sunday in St. Peter's ...

Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he'd found work as a ...

Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from ...

AP sources: At least 10 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue attack

By GENE PUSKAR, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, and people with knowledge of the investigation said at least 10 people were killed. At least six other people were wounded, including four police ...

Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the "wicked act of mass murder" at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying anti-Semitism "must be confronted anywhere and everywhere it appears" and speculating that the death toll would have been ...

Bomb suspect: Ex-stripper with cash problems, Trump devotion

By MICHAEL BIESECKER and STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the ...

Sometimes a ballot issue isn’t really about the issue

By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The outcome of one of the nation's most critical Senate races could come down to an unrelated question: how North Dakota residents feel about blocking noncitizens from voting — even though such voting is already ...