Religious strife

Coptic Christians chant slogans during a protest following an attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, in Minya, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry say Islamic militants have ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least seven and wounding a dozen more. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hakim)
November 02, 2018 - 6:16 pm
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry. All but one of those...
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Visitors reach for each other as they gather for the funeral of Rose Mallinger, 97, at Congregation Rodef Shalom on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Mallinger was one of the eleven victims killed in the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood last Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 02, 2018 - 3:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The three congregations attacked at a Pittsburgh synagogue will gather for a joint service Saturday, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated worship space to mark the time the massacre began one week earlier. Meanwhile, Friday brought the end of a wrenching series...
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Chatham University students hug during a visit Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, to a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue dedicated to the 11 people killed Oct. 27 while worshipping, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 02, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The oldest of the 11 worshippers gunned down at their synagogue has been remembered at the final funeral this week in Pittsburgh.? Rabbi Aaron Bisno says the injured daughter of 97-year-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church is shown and includes 26 white chairs, each painted with a cross and and rose, and is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The anniversary of the deadliest church shooting in the nation's history _ when a gunman killed 25 people in the rural church near San Antonio _ is the day before the Texas Senate election between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke. But you wouldn't know it spending time with either campaign. That massacre in Sutherland Springs, and another Texas mass shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston about six months later, aren't the race's top issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 02, 2018 - 1:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Senate candidates are seldom heard on the campaign trail referencing the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, which marks its one-year anniversary on the eve of next week's election. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz frequently criticizes Democrat Beto O'Rourke as being...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history continued for a third day...
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Flowers are placed Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue to the 11 people killed Oct 27, 2018 while worshipping in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 01, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The son of a couple killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack says his parents were a "beacon of light" whose example can help "eliminate the hate that led to their untimely deaths." The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, center, of Tree of Life synagogue, carries their Torah to be stored elsewhere in Pittsburgh. A team of rabbis and volunteers had gone into the Tree of Life synagogue to gather up blood and other remains from the victims of the shooting rampage, in keeping with Jewish law that says the entire body must be buried. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 5:36 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers approached the sawhorses cordoning off the Tree of Life synagogue, and an FBI agent led them into the crime scene. Inside the desecrated temple, the men donned white...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the funerals of the victims of the massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh (all times local): 2 p.m. The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment, which was expected, was announced Wednesday. It charges...
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Pittsburgh police stand guard as pallbearers carry the casket of Irving Younger, 69, from Congregation Rodef Shalom after his funeral on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Younger was one of the eleven victims killed in the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 31, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, with Ivanka Trump, back left, and Jared Kushner and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, back right, and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 31, 2018 - 12:40 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — With President Donald Trump getting a cool welcome from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Israel's envoy to the memorial ceremonies for the synagogue shooting victims has come to his defense, saying it was "unfair and wrong" to link him to the tragedy. Trump was greeted by...
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