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Judges keeping Capitol riot trials in DC amid bias claims

Jul. 06, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, D.C., residents who reported for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob's assault on the U.S. Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of a trial for a Michigan man charged in the riot, one prospective juror said a police officer...

Nicaragua government takes over five opposition-held towns

Jul. 04, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four months before scheduled municipal elections, Nicaraguan riot police have taken over the city halls of five municipalities that had been in the hands of an opposition party. Kitty Monterrey, president of Citizens for Freedom, a political party disallowed by...

Northern Michigan man charged for role in Capitol riot

Jun. 30, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A northern Michigan man was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, prosecutors said. Luke Michael Lints, 27, of Traverse City was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with civil...

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

Jun. 29, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony before the House committee investigating the 2021...

1/6 Takeaways: Angry Trump, dire legal warnings and ketchup

Jun. 28, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

The House Jan. 6 committee held a surprise hearing Tuesday delivering alarming new testimony about Donald Trump’s angry, defiant and vulgar actions as he ignored repeated warnings against summoning the mob to the Capitol and then refused to intervene to stop the deadly violence as rioters laid...

Florida man pleads guilty to role in 2021 US Capitol riot

Jun. 28, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to three felony charges related to the insurrection and storming of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Mitchell Todd Gardner II, 34, of Seffner, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in the District of Columbia to civil...

Indiana Oath Keeper member indicted on Capitol riot charges

Jun. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., has indicted an Indianapolis member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group with conspiracy and other charges for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. The indictment unsealed Friday charges Michael...

Lawsuits challenge Oklahoma anti-protest law; riot charges

Jun. 24, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Oklahomans have filed two federal lawsuits that challenge a state law intended to crack down on protesters and that allege their civil rights were violated when they were arrested in Oklahoma City in 2020. The anti-protest law is unconstitutionally broad...

FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys

Jun. 23, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval reservist who was assigned to an agency that operates spy satellites told an undercover FBI agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and has espoused anti-government and antisemitic ideologies, federal...

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. U..S. District Judge Timothy...