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Who is Alex Jones? The conspiracist and dietary supplement salesman built an empire over decades

Jun. 14, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Jones has pushed many conspiracy theories over the last three decades, including that the U.S. government was behind or failed to stop the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attacks. As the outlandish nature of his false claims grew, so did his media empire,...

What will become of The Epoch Times with its chief financial officer accused of money laundering?

Jun. 05, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The arrest of an executive at The Epoch Times in a money-laundering scheme this week has drawn attention to a media outlet that has lived largely in the shadows since its founding in 2000 and a transformation during the Trump administration. Federal prosecutors in...

Attorney General Garland condemns 'conspiracy theory' that Justice Department was behind Trump's New York prosecution

Jun. 04, 2024 10:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Garland condemns 'conspiracy theory' that Justice Department was behind Trump's New York prosecution.

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple Germany's government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Judge cites error, will reopen sentencing hearing for man who attacked Paul Pelosi

May. 20, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge will reopen the sentencing hearing for the man who broke into Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and bludgeoned her husband with a hammer after the judge failed to allow him to speak during his court appearance last week. On Friday, District...

Man gets 30 years in prison for attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer

May. 17, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who broke into the home of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeking to hold her hostage and bludgeoned her husband with a hammer was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. But prosecutors later filed a motion saying the court failed to offer the...

9 people are on trial in Germany over an alleged far-right coup plot

Apr. 29, 2024 05:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine people charged with terrorism in connection with an alleged far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial Monday in one of three linked cases. The trial opening in Stuttgart is the first to open in relation to the purported conspiracy, which came...

The man who set himself on fire outside the courthouse where Trump is on trial dies of his injuries

Apr. 20, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who doused himself in an accelerant and set himself on fire outside the courthouse where former President Donald Trump is on trial has died, police said. The New York City Police Department told The Associated Press early Saturday that the man was declared...

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

Apr. 16, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against a conservative news outlet. The settlement between Florida-based Smartmatic and One America News Network is the latest...

Trial of most prominent suspects in alleged German coup plot to open next month

Apr. 02, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine suspects, among them a self-styled prince and a former far-right lawmaker, will go on trial next month in the most prominent of three cases connected to an alleged plot to topple the German government that came to light in late 2022, a court said Tuesday. The...