Allen G. Breed

  • San Francisco Feb 24

    Forget Kibbles: US Sales of Fresh Pet Food Are Soaring

    Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at big retailers like Walmart. Later this spring, Petco and its partner, California-based JustFoodForDogs,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Congregations, Community to Commemorate Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

    A virtual remembrance, an overseas concert and community service projects highlight the many plans for commemorating the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history on the shooting’s one-year anniversary Sunday. The attack killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

  • Florida Apr 17, 2019

    Some Polls Show Parents' Growing Fears of Dangers at School

    The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since attacks at an elementary school in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, and last year...

  • Florida Apr 17, 2019

    Columbine Survivors Raise Children in World Shaped by Attack

    Twenty years after teenage gunmen attacked Columbine High School, many alumni of the Littleton, Colorado, school have become parents. The emotional toll of the shooting that killed 12 classmates and a teacher has been amplified by fears about their own kids’ safety, spiking each time yet another shooter enters yet another school. As the survivors of Columbine entered adulthood, they...

  • Associated Press Feb 11, 2019

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

    The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges Monday as 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. Robert Bowers, a truck driver who authorities say gunned down 11 people at Tree of Life Synagogue, appeared in...

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre: New Charges for Accused Gunman

    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, Pennsylvania. Thirteen of the new counts are hate crime violations...

  • Associated Press Nov 1, 2018

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    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 worst atrocity perpetrated against Jews in American history continued for a third day. Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one day after a grand jury issued...

  • Associated Press Nov 1, 2018

    After Massacre, Painstaking and Painful Care for the Dead

    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 forensic coveralls, face masks and gloves, and set to work. Judaism asks the living...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2018

    Synagogue Rampage Suspect Indicted on 2nd Day of Funerals

    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 driver who authorities say raged against Jews as he gunned down 11 and wounded six, was charged in...

  • Associated Press Oct 31, 2018

    Trump Visits Pittsburgh as Jewish Community Begins Burying Its Dead

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday as the Jewish community began burying some of the victims of a massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue.

  • head Oct 30, 2018

    Holocaust Survivor Faces Evil, Cheats Death for Second Time

    Sitting in the handicapped lane outside Tree of Life synagogue, Judah Samet watched as a plainclothes officer traded gunfire with the man at the temple door. He was caught in a crossfire and, yet, instead of ducking down, he craned his neck to get a glimpse of the gunman. “The guy was very focused,” he said, pointing his finger like...

  • Associated Press Oct 29, 2018

    Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Remembered Across US, Canada, France

    People gathered in cities across the United States, as well as abroad in Canada and France, to remember the victims of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue that took 11 lives.

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2018

    Trump's Immigrant Roundups Increasingly Net Noncriminals

    A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other “bad hombres,” those netted in President Donald Trump’s crackdown on...

  • georgia Sep 18, 2018

    Hurricane Rating System Fails to Account for Deadly Rain

    When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, Sunday even as the storm had “weakened” further. People like Mills can be...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2018

    Emergency Crews Throw Supply Lifeline to Isolated Wilmington

    Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from Florence rose to at least 32, and crews elsewhere used helicopters and boats to rescue people...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2018

    Deadly Tropical Storm Florence Unloads ‘Epic' Amounts of Rain on Carolinas

    The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue scores of people trapped by Florence’s shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic flooding inland. The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to at least 14, including an infant....

  • attorney Jul 23, 2018

    Mixed Status Families Pulled Apart by Trump Executive Order for Deportation

    Undocumented immigrants like Letty Stegall often were allowed to stay in the latter part of Obama’s presidency if they had regular check-ins with ICE, paid processing fees, were fingerprinted and stayed out of trouble. An executive order issued by Trump changed that, effectively declaring any immigrant without legal status subject to arrest.

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2018

    ‘She's Not Dead — But She's Not Here': Mom's Deportation Rips Family Apart

    As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands who called the country home are being forced to go. Often, they leave behind spouses and children with American citizenship and must figure out how to go on with families fractured apart. Studies have found an estimated 8 million to 9 million Americans — the majority of them children...

  • JUDGE Jul 13, 2018

    Emmett Till Slaying: Government Reopens Probe of 1955 Killing in Light of ‘New Information'

    The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.”...

  • New York Sep 9, 2017

    Smaller US Cities Struggle With High Teen Gun Violence Rates

    When the shots rang out — “pop, pop, pop,” and then a thunder roll of gunfire — Maria Williams hit the floor. The bullets sprayed through her front door and window, leaving perfectly cylindrical holes in the glass. They blasted across the nursery, where her 2-year-old daughter’s toys were strewn on the carpet. They burrowed into the kitchen cabinetry —...

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