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Prosecutor: Maryland man threatened IRS building, Pelosi

Jan. 22, 2021 4:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was arrested and accused of threatening to blow up a federal building and kill elected officials, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said. A press release from the agency said Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, 27, was charged Wednesday with making...

Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021. Speculation has gripped social media in Iran that Bitcoin is to blame for a series of recent power blackouts across the country. The government launched a major crackdown on Bitcoin processing centers which use immense amounts of electricity and are a huge burden on the power grid. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

Jan. 22, 2021 1:04 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online classes stopped. With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic and...

Mel Silva, right, the managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, appears via a video link during a Senate inquiry into a mandatory code of conduct proposed by the government at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.  (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

Jan. 21, 2021 11:05 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly hit back, saying “we don't respond to threats.” ...

Texas man accused in Capitol breach surrenders to agents

Jan. 21, 2021 10:43 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Central Texas man shown on video participating in the U.S. Capitol insurrection two weeks ago has surrendered to the FBI in San Antonio, according to court documents filed Thursday in Washington. The federal complaint accused Christopher Ray Grider, 39, of Eddy, Texas, of willful...

In this combination photo, Robyn Sherman appears in a selfie wearing a pink sweater with pearls, from left, a pink sweater and pearls appear in an image posted by Andrea Morgan and a selfie of Sondrea Tolbert shows her wearing pink with pearls to celebrate the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris. Alpha Kappa Alpha declared on Twitter that Jan. 20 would be Soror Kamala D. Harris Day and encouraged members to share photos of their celebrations with the hashtag #KamalaHarrisDay. (Robyn Sherman, from left,  Andrea Morgan and Sondrea Tolbert via AP)

AKA sorority members celebrate Kamala Harris inauguration

Jan. 21, 2021 10:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Elizabeth Shelby had her inauguration outfit planned weeks in advance: blue jeans, a Kamala Harris sweatshirt, a green coat, and pink Chuck Taylors as an homage to her sorority’s colors and Vice President Harris’ signature shoe. And pearls, just like the ones Harris wore when...

FILE - An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston. Amazon won’t be forced to restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)

Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Jan. 21, 2021 9:01 PM EST

Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said she wasn't dismissing...

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Judge: Georgia lawyer's mind poisoned by violent ideology

Jan. 21, 2021 4:04 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday lashed out at a Georgia lawyer accused of storming the U.S. Capitol, saying the lawyer had been seduced by a dangerous ideology that “poisoned this man’s mind.” The comments came during a telephone hearing in U.S. District Court in...

These Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 booking photos released by the Missoula County, Mont., Detention Facility show Henry Phillip Muntzer, 52, a Montana businessman who was arrested Monday and faces federal felony charges for his alleged participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. Charging documents unsealed Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, indicated the FBI found videos taken at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that included images of Muntzer inside the building, and a video taken outside that includes an interview with Muntzer, in which he said he was in the Capitol for about an hour.  (Missoula County Detention Facility via AP)

Montana appliance store owner charged in US Capitol breach

Jan. 21, 2021 3:45 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana appliance store owner and supporter of former President Donald Trump was charged Thursday in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. Videos taken inside the Capitol and social media posts led to the arrest of...

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks to crowd before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.   Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board will decide whether the company’s decision to ban Trump indefinitely from its platform for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol was the right one. The social media giant said Thursday that it is referring the final decision on Trump’s account to the board, though it believes it made the right choice.  ,(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Facebook's oversight board to rule on Trump ban

Jan. 21, 2021 2:35 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is passing the buck for its indefinite suspension of former president Donald Trump to a quasi-independent oversight board, setting up a major test of the recently established panel. The social media giant said Thursday that it believes it made the right decision to suspend...

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Jan. 21, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also donned hues of purple. Harris has cited Chisholm, a Democrat from...