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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.  Right-wing extremism has previously mostly played out in isolated pockets of America or in smaller cities. In contrast, the deadly attack by rioters on the U.S. Capitol targeted the very heart of government. It brought together members of disparate groups, creating the opportunity for extremists to establish links with each other. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence

Jan. 27, 2021 10:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the lingering potential for violence from people motivated by antigovernment sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020 file photo, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee in Washington. The head of the Republican National Committee is declining to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the party would stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP Exclusive: GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again

Jan. 27, 2021 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday declined to encourage former President Donald Trump to run for the White House in 2024, saying the GOP would stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary. In an interview, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel also described the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, packs up her computer as she prepares to leave during the floor session of the Virginia Senate inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. She had asked that the censure resolution against her be put off for another day after announcing that her mother-in-law had open-heart surgery. The Senate members agreed to put the vote off for a day. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia Senate approves measure rebuking Amanda Chase

Jan. 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Wednesday approved a measure rebuking one of its most far-right members for a “pattern of unacceptable conduct," including an allegation that she voiced support for those who participated in storming the U.S. Capitol. On a vote of 24-9, three Republicans...

FILE - This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US House data not ready until April, states' data after July

Jan. 27, 2021 5:36 PM EST

The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to deliver the long-delayed numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by the end of April, but a holdup on redistricting data could disrupt several states’ abilities to redraw their own legislative maps ahead of upcoming elections, an agency official said Wednesday....

National Guard troops walk outside the Capitol as the security perimeter continues to shrink and many Guard units head home, two days after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Washington.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Foundations focus their attentions on saving democracy

Jan. 27, 2021 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power. Yet the threats to democracy remain alarming in the view of most experts. And many major U.S. nonprofits...

Far-right influencer charged in 2016 Clinton voter scheme

Jan. 27, 2021 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A self-styled far-right propagandist was arrested in Florida on Wednesday on charges he used social media to try to suppress votes for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint accused 31-year-old Douglass...

US terrorism alert warns of potential for violence amid lingering anti-government sentiment following Biden's election

Jan. 27, 2021 12:58 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US terrorism alert warns of potential for violence amid lingering anti-government sentiment following Biden's election.
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings attends the inauguration ceremony of Ghana's new President John Atta Mills in Accra, Ghana. Rawlings, who staged two coups and later led the West African country's transition to a stable democracy and who died aged 73 on Nov. 12, 2020, was buried in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Olivier Asselin, File)

Ghana buries former president Jerry Rawlings with honors

Jan. 27, 2021 12:53 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s late president Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the country’s military cemetery in the capital after four days of commemorations to mark the death of the former leader who was loathed by some and loved by many in the West African nation. Rawlings transformed from...

2 more Indiana men face federal charges in Capitol riot

Jan. 27, 2021 10:56 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two central Indiana men face federal charges stemming from the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, court documents say. Photographs show Israel Tutrow of Greenfield and Joshua Wagner of Greenwood were inside the Capitol that day while Congress met to certify results from...