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FILE - Members of the Proud Boys, including organizer Joe Biggs, third from right, march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Jan. 21, 2021 3:23 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including a self-described organizer for the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, were arrested Wednesday on charges of taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, authorities said. Joseph Biggs, 37, was arrested in central Florida and faces...

A group of protesters carrying anti-President Joe Biden and anti-police signs marched in the streets and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Jan. 21, 2021 12:06 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of protesters carrying anti-President Joe Biden and anti-police signs marched Wednesday in Portland streets and damaged the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Oregon, police said. Some in the group of about 150 people smashed windows and spray-painted anarchist symbols...

Arkansas forward Justin Smith (0) dunks in front of Auburn defender JT Thor (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas rallies, then holds on to beat Auburn 75-73

Jan. 20, 2021 11:50 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Desi Sills scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help Arkansas rally from a 12-point halftime deficit, and then hold on to beat Auburn 75-73 on Wednesday night. Sills scored four straight points during an 18-10 run to give Arkansas a 74-66 lead, its largest of the game...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Smith, a 21-year-old Harvard University student, said he voted for Biden and was excited for what's to come.

Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope

Jan. 20, 2021 9:04 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. More than most people, these Americans will have front-row seats on whether the change of leadership Wednesday in the White House will...

Police officers are the only people seen at the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Columbia, South Carolina. The capitol was closed for safety concerns for President Joe Biden's inauguration. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Police outnumber demonstrators at inauguration event in SC

Jan. 20, 2021 6:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police officers and journalists outnumbered demonstrators Wednesday at the South Carolina Statehouse, which was closed to the public because of security reasons. About a dozen people, both for and against new President Joe Biden, stood on the sidewalk in front of the capitol as Biden...

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package

Jan. 20, 2021 5:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday designed to reform police use-of-force policies and investigations, including proposals that would ban training on chokeholds, punish municipalities that defund police departments and create a board to investigate...

An injured protester is helped by others during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)

Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Jan. 20, 2021 5:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through Haiti's capital Wednesday in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. The crowd clashed with police, and one woman was shot in the arm but was expected to recover. Several people also were wounded by rubber...

A National Guard stands at a road block near the Supreme Court ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Biden's inauguration goes off with no security issues

Jan. 20, 2021 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Troops in riot gear lined the sidewalks, but there were no crowds. Armored vehicles and concrete barriers blocked empty streets. Miles of fencing cordoned off many of the nation's most familiar landmarks. Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after...

A protester walks in front of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. Law enforcement agencies stepped up patrols at the Statehouse to coincide with the inauguration of President Biden. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New leader takes over Capitol Police after social media flap

Jan. 20, 2021 1:21 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With the Maine State House on high alert for potential protests surrounding the inauguration, a new leader assumed command of the Capitol Police Department after the chief came under criticism for posts on social media that, among other things, questioned the election's outcome,...