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Montana man gets 3 years in prison for role in Capitol riot

Nov. 23, 2022 14:39 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election has been sentenced to just over three years in federal prison. Joshua Hughes of East Helena was...

Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

Nov. 19, 2022 14:42 PM EST

A Delaware business owner has been sentenced to 30 days of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol after seeing the riot erupt on a Tinder date's television and taking an Uber ride to join the mob's attack, court records show. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also on Friday...

Authorities: 10 inmates killed in Ecuador prison riot

Nov. 18, 2022 20:12 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ten inmates were killed Friday during a riot at a prison in Ecuador’s capital that authorities said took place as a result of the government’s decision to relocate three crime bosses to a high-security facility. The unrest at the prison in Quito is the...

Man who stormed Capitol with dad gets 2 years in prison

Oct. 24, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delaware man who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with his Confederate flag-toting father was sentenced on Monday to two years behind bars. Hunter Seefried, 24, was convicted alongside his father of felony and misdemeanor charges by U.S. District Judge...

Indiana man gets 5 years in prison on Capitol riot charges

Oct. 24, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to carrying a loaded gun on the Capitol grounds and assaulting police during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. A federal judge in the District of Columbia sentenced Mark Mazza,...

Capitol rioter gets prison for attacks on journalist, police

Oct. 21, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Friday to nearly three years in prison for assaulting an Associated Press photographer and attacking police officers with a stun gun during the U.S. Capitol riot. Alan Byerly apologized to his victims before U.S. District Judge...

Ex-UCLA student linked to extremists gets Jan. 6 prison term

Oct. 19, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former UCLA student who stormed the U.S. Capitol while waving a flag promoting a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Wednesday to three years and six months in prison for his role in a mob's attack on the building. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden...

Blaze, shots heard from prison in Iran capital amid protests

Oct. 15, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A huge fire blazed Saturday at a notorious prison where political prisoners and anti-government activists are kept in the Iranian capital, injuring at least nine people, according to state media. Online videos and local media reported gunshots, as nationwide protests entered a...

Calls mount for Filipino ex-senator freedom after jail riot

Oct. 10, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights activists pressed their call Monday for the immediate release of a former Philippine opposition senator after she was taken hostage in a rampage by three Muslim militants in a failed attempt to escape from a maximum-security jail. Police...

Protests in Iran over woman's death reach key oil industry

Oct. 10, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Workers at refineries crucial for Iran's oil and natural gas production protested Monday over the death of a 22-year-old woman, online videos appeared to show, escalating the crisis faced by Tehran. The demonstrations in Abadan and Asaluyeh mark...