Amy Taxin, The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Amy:

Alleged church shooter sent diary to newspaper before attack

The man accused of opening fire on a Southern California church congregation of mainly elderly people because of his political hatred for Taiwan sent a newspaper a seven-volume diary before the attack → Read More

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

He was known by all as simply Dr. John, the quiet, calm physician who mentored kids in kung fu, finding time between patient appointments to encourage people to learn self-defense. So it was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments saving others by rushing a gunman who fired on a Southern California church luncheon of mostly older Taiwanese people, including… → Read More

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

Friends and colleagues of Dr. John Cheng say they were not surprised the quiet, kind and calm sports medicine physician saved others by rushing at the gunman firing on a Southern California church luncheon → Read More

Roommate: Church shooting suspect voiced criticism of Taiwan

The roommate of the man accused of opening fire on a California church congregation of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners says the man recently spoke to him about his contempt for Taiwan → Read More

Roommate: No warning signs before deadly church attack

Prosecutors are calling the man charged in a deadly California church shooting a crafty monster but his Las Vegas roommate says he seemed to be kind and generous — if it wasn't all just an act → Read More

Roommate: No warning signs before deadly church attack

Prosecutors are calling the man charged in a deadly California church shooting a crafty monster but his Las Vegas roommate says he seemed to be kind and generous — if it wasn't all just an act → Read More

Roommate: No warning signs before deadly church attack

The man that prosecutors call a diabolical and crafty monster who staged a deadly shooting at a Southern California church seemed to be a kind and quiet person who shared his food and proclaimed himself a Christian, his roommate says. → Read More

Prosecutor: Church gunman had 'diabolical plan' to massacre

The roommate of the man charged with the mass shooting at a Southern California church says Chou was quiet and kind during the three months they lived together → Read More

Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

Prosecutors have charged the suspect in the California church shooting with one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

Authorities say the man killed trying to stop a gunman at a Southern California church may have saved dozens of lives → Read More

Church shooting suspect wanted to 'execute in cold blood,' prosecutor says

A prosecutor said the man could face life in prison or the death penalty. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

In the ensuing chaos Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled the alleged gunman, allowing other parishioners to subdue him and tie him up with extension cords. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

In the ensuing chaos Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled the alleged gunman, allowing other parishioners to subdue him and tie him up with extension cords. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

In the ensuing chaos Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled the alleged gunman, allowing other parishioners to subdue him and tie him up with extension cords. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

In the ensuing chaos Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled the alleged gunman, allowing other parishioners to subdue him and tie him up with extension cords. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

In the ensuing chaos Dr. John Cheng, 52, tackled the alleged gunman, allowing other parishioners to subdue him and tie him up with extension cords. → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

Authorities say the man killed trying to stop a gunman at a Southern California church may have saved dozens of lives → Read More

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him, authorities said. → Read More

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A Chinese-born gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly e… → Read More

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

Authorities say a gunman in a deadly attack at a California church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese people → Read More