Crime
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Pittsburgh shooting suspect pleads not guilty

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/11/19, 12:48 pm

The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges Monday as his new lawyer indicated he might be open to a plea deal. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver who authorities say gunned down 11 people at Tree of Life Synagogue in October, appeared in federal court with attorney Judy Clarke, who has represented notorious killers facing the death penalty, including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Investigation uncovers sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/11/19, 09:58 am

Hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced accusations of sexual misconduct over the past 20 years, according to a report by two Texas newspapers released Sunday. The six-month investigation by the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle found that since 1998, nearly 400 church leaders were accused of victimizing more than 700 people, including small children.

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FBI: No motive found in Vegas attack

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/30/19, 11:34 am

The FBI concluded its 16-month investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas massacre on Tuesday, saying it found no specific motive behind the shooting that killed 58 people. On Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,000 bullets in 11 minutes from a 32nd-floor hotel suite into a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at an outdoor festival. More than 400 people were shot but survived, and hundreds more were injured in the panicking crowd. Paddock, who acted alone, fatally shot himself as police closed in on him in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino suite.

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