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US charges 3 in plot to kill Iranian-American author in NYC

Jan. 27, 2023 16:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged three men in an alleged plot that originated in Iran to kill an Iranian American author and activist who has spoken out against human rights abuses there, officials said Friday. The men, Rafat Amirov, 43, of Iran, Polad Omarov,...

Four Oath Keepers convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Jan. 23, 2023 21:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted Monday of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack in the second major trial of far-right extremists accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power. The verdict against Joseph...

South Dakota's Noem says cell phone number hacked

Jan. 23, 2023 16:44 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that her personal cell phone number has been hacked and blamed it on the release of her Social Security number amid hundreds of documents that the House Jan. 6 committee released last year. The Republican governor, who...

Dems: Biden should be 'embarrassed' by classified docs case

Jan. 22, 2023 17:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Democrats, dismayed by a steady stream of startling disclosures, expressed criticism Sunday of how President Joe Biden handled classified material after leaving office as vice president and disappointment that the White House has not been more forthcoming with the public....

Key dates in discovery of classified records tied to Biden

Jan. 21, 2023 22:41 PM EST

Key dates related to the discovery of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden, based on statements from the White House, the president, his attorneys, and Attorney General Merrick Garland: — Jan. 20, 2017: Biden's two terms as vice president to President Barack Obama end....

Biden on classified docs discovery: 'There's no there there'

Jan. 19, 2023 23:44 PM EST

APTOS, Calif. (AP) — A frustrated President Joe Biden said Thursday there is “no there there” when he was persistently questioned about the discovery of classified documents and official records at his home and former office. “We found a handful of documents were filed in...

EXPLAINER: Biden inaction, mixed signals on death penalty

Jan. 18, 2023 11:38 AM EST

In Boston, the Justice Department is pressing judges to uphold Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence. In New York, it's asking jurors to impose the death penalty on a man who killed eight people in an attack on a bicycle path. President Joe Biden campaigned on a pledge...

Biden: Americans should 'pay attention' to MLK's legacy

Jan. 15, 2023 23:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden made a historical pilgrimage Sunday to “America's freedom church” to mark Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, saying democracy was at a perilous moment and that the civil rights leader's life and legacy "show us the way and we should pay attention.” ...

Key dates in discovery of classified records tied to Biden

Jan. 14, 2023 13:55 PM EST

Key dates related to the discovery of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden, based on statements from the White House, the president and Attorney General Merrick Garland: — Jan. 20, 2017: Biden's two terms as vice president to President Barack Obama end. ...

A side-by-side look at the Trump, Biden classified documents

Jan. 14, 2023 13:16 PM EST

The revelation that classified materials were discovered at think tank offices formerly used by President Joe Biden, as well as at his Delaware home, has prompted questions on how the circumstances compare with the seizure last year of hundreds of documents marked as classified from Mar-a-Lago, the...