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Capitol rioter photographed propping feet on desk in Pelosi's office sentenced to over 4 years

May. 24, 2023 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man who propped his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in a widely circulated photo from the U.S. Capitol riot was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison. Richard “Bigo” Barnett became one of the faces of...

Wounded man who invaded Senate with knife sentenced to prison for Capitol riot

May. 16, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

An Alabama man was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly two years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol and invading the Senate floor with a knife on his hip and a gaping wound on his face. A police officer shot Joshua Matthew Black in his left cheek with a crowd-control munition outside...

Idaho man who dangled from Senate balcony during Capitol riot receives 15-month prison sentence

May. 10, 2023 19:32 PM EDT

An Idaho man who traveled to Washington in a car loaded with weapons and was photographed dangling from the Senate balcony during the Capitol riot was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison. Josiah Colt, one of the first rioters to reach the Senate floor on Jan. 6, 2021, later...

Cedar Rapids man convicted of Capitol riot charges

May. 09, 2023 18:39 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal jury convicted a Cedar Rapids man on Tuesday of seven charges related to the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot. The jury in Washington found Leo Kelly, 37, guilty of charges that included obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building...

Veteran 'enamored' with Hitler gets 4 years for Capitol riot

May. 08, 2023 15:49 PM EDT

A military veteran who told an undercover FBI agent about his admiration for Adolf Hitler and discussed a plan to “wipe out” the nation's Jewish population was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden ordered...

Man gets 14 years in 1/6 case, longest sentence imposed yet

May. 05, 2023 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky man with a long criminal record was sentenced Friday to a record-setting 14 years in prison for attacking police officers with pepper spray and a chair as he stormed the U.S. Capitol with his wife. Peter Schwartz’s prison sentence is the longest so...

Today in History: May 1, Americans hear of bin Laden's death

May. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 1, the 121st day of 2023. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation. (Because...

Brazil's Bolsonaro gives testimony to police on Jan. 8 riot

Apr. 26, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave testimony at the Federal Police headquarters Wednesday about his actions related to the Jan. 8 attacks on government buildings in the capital, Brasilia. One week after his leftist successor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

Jury to deliberate in major Jan. 6 case against Proud Boys

Apr. 25, 2023 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants went to the jury on Tuesday after dozens of witnesses over more than three months in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. ...

Jury gets Capitol riot case against ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, 4 others; deliberations to start Wednesday

Apr. 25, 2023 17:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury gets Capitol riot case against ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, 4 others; deliberations to start Wednesday.