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Missouri man charged with bringing gun to Jan. 6 riot

Aug. 04, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a central Missouri man accused of taking a weapon with him to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jerod Thomas Bargar, 36, of Centralia, was arrested Wednesday in Osage Beach, Missouri, the U.S. Justice Department said. He was...

Nicaragua's government shutters 6 church radio stations

Aug. 01, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the closure of six radio stations belonging to the Roman Catholic Church on Monday and surrounded one with riot police, church officials said. Rev. Rolando Álvarez, the bishop of the northern province of Matagalpa, said during Mass...

Kansas man faces trial for alleged actions in Jan. 6 riot

Jul. 28, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of assaulting a federal officer during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will go to trial on several felony and misdemeanor charges, a federal judge has ruled. A federal judge this week set a Nov. 28 trial date for Michael Eckerman,...

House Jan. 6 panel interviews Mnuchin, pursues Trump Cabinet

Jul. 28, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has interviewed former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and is in negotiations to talk to several other former members of Donald Trump's Cabinet as it scrutinizes the days after the Capitol insurrection and discussions about whether to try and remove...

Ohioan charged in US Capitol siege gets 2 years probation

Jul. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted threatening a witness after posting videos from the U.S. Capitol riots was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. Justin Stoll, of Wilmington, had pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to transmitting a...

Hawley, Cruz escape Jan. 6 probe, have no regrets over role

Jul. 27, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The week before the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, Missouri's Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to announce he would object to the certification of the 2020 election. Texas' Ted Cruz came next, dashing off his own plan on a flight from...

Man admits to Jan. 6 attacks on police, AP photographer

Jul. 25, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Monday to attacking police officers and an Associated Press photographer during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol. In a deal with prosecutors, Alan Byerly, 55, admitted to wielding a stun gun while confronting officers who were trying to...

Internet troll ‘Baked Alaska’ pleads guilty in Capitol riot

Jul. 22, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A far-right internet personality pleaded guilty Friday to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, where he streamed live video that incriminated him and other rioters, according to a court filing. Anthime Gionet, known as “Baked Alaska” to his social media followers, faces...

Jan. 6 probes: What's next for Congress, criminal cases

Jul. 22, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This isn't the end of the Capitol riot story. The House committee investigating the deadly events of a fateful, chilly January day — now a year and a half in the past — has wrapped up its hot summer series of televised hearings, each featuring revelatory...

Jan. 6 takeaways: White House in chaos, unmovable Trump

Jul. 22, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee closed out its set of summer hearings with its most detailed focus yet on the investigation’s main target: former President Donald Trump. The panel on Thursday examined Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, as hundreds of his supporters...