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FBI: 2 NY men arrested for participating in Capitol breach

Jan. 17, 2021 1:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One posted a video of himself with his feet propped up on a U.S. senator's office table. One wrote “THIS IS ME” on an Instagram photo of rioters attacking Capitol police officers. The two New York men, Brandon Fellows and Edward Jacob Lang, were arrested this weekend on...

This undated photo provided by MeWe shows MeWe CEO Mark Weinstein.  MeWe is a 4-year-old, full-featured social media company positioned as an anti-Facebook. It says it does not collect data on its users, and features a Privacy Bill of Rights. In the past year, MeWe more than doubled its membership to nearly 15 million. (MeWe via AP)

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook CEO

Jan. 17, 2021 1:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Some users have fled Facebook and Twitter after the platforms booted President Donald Trump and some of his confederates for inciting unrest and spreading false claims about election fraud. Some migrated to far-right friendly sites like Parler or Gab. Others joined a service that aims to...

This combination of images shows voters across the U.S. The Associated Press talked with Americans of all political stripes and asked them to assess this astonishing moment in their country’s history. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Portraits of US voters, assessing this moment in history

Jan. 17, 2021 10:01 AM EST

After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump’s presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up. Where they are. How they got here. Regrets and rage, trepidation and...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, and Kevin Seefried, left, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.  More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. Charges from the Jan. 6 riot range from curfew violations to serious...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019 file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, left, talks with her coach Sylvain Bruneau during her match against Irina Camelia Begu, of Romania, at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Miami Gardens, Fla. Bruneau has released a statement, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, saying he was the positive coronavirus case aboard the flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and he had followed all protocols and procedures, including producing a negative test within 72 hours before the flight departure and has

72 tennis players in lockdown after virus cases on flights

Jan. 17, 2021 8:42 AM EST

A further 25 tennis players were forced into quarantine in Australia ahead of the season's first tennis major after another positive coronavirus test on a charter flight, taking the total number of competitors isolating in hotel rooms to 72 on Sunday. The positive test came from a passenger who was not a member...

Historic Rhode Island newspapers digitized, available online

Jan. 17, 2021 8:32 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said. The newspapers were digitized with the help of a $250,000 grant from the National...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt delivers remarks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. In Trump's presidency, fact checking became a cottage industry unto itself. And “alternative facts

Deceptions in the time of the 'alternative facts' president

Jan. 17, 2021 8:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth caught up with Donald Trump after years of giving chase. The twice-impeached president painted a fantasy world in office, starring himself. In this world, he did things bigger, better, more boldly than all who came before him while facing enemies more pernicious than any in...

ALS survivor revamps foundation to cope with pandemic impact

Jan. 17, 2021 3:01 AM EST

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (AP) — To honor the birth of his daughter, Kevin Swan had the image of a watch tattooed on his left wrist – hands permanently frozen at 5:27 p.m., the exact time 2-year-old Elliott Monroe Swan came into the world on Feb. 21, 2018. “It was my first Father’s Day...

A food delivery worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares to deliver foods for his customers outside a restaurant in Beijing on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

Jan. 17, 2021 1:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. China’s internet industries already were known for long, demanding days. With...

Police chief uses videogames to interact with community

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Through the COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to find ways to keep themselves entertained at home, with hobbies like baking, exercising, learning musical instruments or, in Cumming Police Chief David Marsh’s case, playing video games. Over the last few months, Marsh has been...