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Judge in Trump's election interference case rejects 'hostages' label for jailed Jan. 6 defendants

Apr. 10, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump's election interference case rejected the notion Wednesday that jailed defendants charged with some of the most violent crimes of the U.S. Capitol riot are “hostages” — a label Trump and his allies have frequently used to...

Man who helped drag police officer into mob gets over 5 years in prison for Capitol riot attacks

Mar. 21, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colorado man who helped other rioters drag a police officer into a mob storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to more than five years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. Jeffrey Sabol ripped a baton from an officer's hands before...

Prosecutors: A 'network' of supporters helped fugitives avoid capture after Capitol riot

Mar. 14, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man charged with interfering with police during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol is connected to a “network” of supporters who have helped other Capitol riot defendants avoid capture by the FBI, prosecutors said in a court filing this week. ...

Nominee to Maryland elections board questioned after predecessor resigned amid Capitol riot charges

Mar. 11, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers questioned a Republican nominee to the state elections board on Monday, specifically asking her whereabouts on Jan. 6, 2021, after a previous board member resigned when charged with participating in the attack at the U.S. Capitol. In...

Writer for conservative media outlet surrenders to face Capitol riot charges

Mar. 01, 2024 19:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas-based writer for a conservative media outlet surrendered to authorities Friday on charges that he joined a mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol more than three years ago. Steve Baker, who has written articles about the Jan. 6, 2021, riot for Blaze News, faces...

Ex-sheriff's deputy who attacked police during Capitol riot is sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison

Feb. 29, 2024 12:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who was employed as a Tennessee sheriff's deputy when he assaulted police officers protecting the U.S. Capitol from a mob of Donald Trump supporters was sentenced on Thursday to nearly six years in prison. Ronald Colton McAbee wore a bulletproof vest with...

Man who attacked police with hockey stick during Capitol riot gets over 3 years in prison

Feb. 28, 2024 13:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former military officer who assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharp metal pole while he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to more than three years in prison. Michael Joseph Foy, 33, threw the pole at police and struck officers...

Police cars torched during rioting between rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands

Feb. 17, 2024 15:48 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioting broke out between two rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands on Saturday night, police said. Officers used tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest in The Hague as rioters torched police cars and a bus. Images from the scene showed...

The Supreme Court seems poised to reject efforts to kick Trump off the ballot over the Capitol riot

Feb. 08, 2024 16:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to reject attempts to kick former President Donald Trump off the 2024 ballot, with conservative and liberal justices in apparent agreement in a case that puts them at the heart of a presidential election. A definitive ruling for...

Claims that Jan. 6 rioters are 'political prisoners' endure. Judges want to set the record straight

Feb. 04, 2024 14:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — While sentencing a North Carolina man to prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot, a Republican-appointed judge issued a stark warning: Efforts to portray the mob of Donald Trump's supporters as heroes and play down the violence that unfolded on Jan. 6, 2021, pose a serious...