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A temporary six-foot high chain link fence surrounds the state Capitol because of concerns over the potential for civil unrest, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Along with the fence, Gov. Gavin Newsom has mobilized he National Guard and other precautions over concerns that protests around next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden could turn violent and destructive. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California mobilizes National Guard amid concern over unrest

Jan. 14, 2021 10:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday mobilized 1,000 members of the National Guard amid other security precautions over concerns of civil unrest ahead of President Donald Trump leaving office. The state also erected a temporary chain link fence around the state Capitol,...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator raises their fist as others gather to protest the death of George Floyd near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Comparison between Capitol siege, BLM protests is denounced

Jan. 14, 2021 8:29 PM EST

Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol with last summer's Black Lives Matter protests of racial injustice. Republican lawmakers defending President Donald Trump made the comparison again Wednesday while building...

FILE - In this file still image taken from security video released by the Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office, a Chicago police officer lies on a couch inside Rush's burglarized congressional campaign office in Chicago on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during 2020's widespread unrest who were lounging, and apparently even sleeping, inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union official said, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Congressman Bobby Rush's Campaign Office via AP, File)

Union: 17 Chicago cops resting in burgled office suspended

Jan. 14, 2021 7:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police suspended several officers captured on video during last summer's widespread unrest who were lounging — and apparently even sleeping — inside a burglarized congressional campaign office as people citywide vandalized and stole from businesses, a police union...

Man injured after exchanging gunfire with Minneapolis police

Jan. 14, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a gun at someone was injured after exchanging gunfire with officers in Minneapolis on Thursday, police said. The man was arrested on multiple counts of probable cause second-degree assault and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were...

A man speaks with a Minnesota State trooper during a rally supporting President Trump at the Minnesota Capitol, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn. State Patrol officers stood in a line and guarded the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, as roughly 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to protest the results of the 2020 election. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Security officials urge Minnesotans to avoid state Capitol

Jan. 14, 2021 1:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Security officials asked Minnesotans on Thursday to consider staying away from the state Capitol complex unless they have specific planned activities or business there. The request came amid growing concern about potential attacks at state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe...

Police contract talks with city of Portland begin

Jan. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City negotiators Wednesday opened Portland police contract talks by seeking new educational requirements for officers pursuing promotions, greater latitude for city officials to speak publicly about alleged misconduct and police performance evaluations that could lead to discipline....

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police guards the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Jan. 14, 2021 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other...

FILE—The State Capitol is shown in this file photograph taken Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in downtown Denver. The Colorado Legislature opened Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, for a brief, three-day session to swear in new members and adjust several pandemic relief laws before adjorning until February because of coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

COVID aid on agenda as Colorado lawmakers begin 2021 session

Jan. 13, 2021 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature launched on Wednesday a brief three-day session by swearing in new members and adjusting several pandemic relief laws before it adjourns until February because of safety concerns over the coronavirus. The 2021 session began amid FBI warnings of...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police guards the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Jan. 13, 2021 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is administered to personal support worker Anita Quidangen by registered nurse Hiwot Arfaso at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 9:39 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. An attorney at the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal firm says Levin died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, the...