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Woman convicted of storming Pelosi's office in Jan. 6 attack

Nov. 21, 2022 16:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right “Groyper” extremist movement was convicted Monday of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. ...

Feds: Oath Keepers sought 'violent overthrow' of government

Nov. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates discussed using violence to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and when rioters started storming the Capitol they saw an opportunity to do it, a federal prosecutor told jurors...

Greece: Thousands march on anniversary of student uprising

Nov. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of people marched Thursday through central Athens, accompanied by a heavy police presence, to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising that was brutally crushed by Greece's military dictatorship at the time. The anniversary is observed each...

Illinois man arrested on charges stemming from Capitol riot

Nov. 17, 2022 14:36 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man accused of grabbing a police officer’s baton and interfering with law enforcement during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the U.S. Capitol is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, prosecutors said. Tyng Jing Yang, 60, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois,...

Storming Capitol was 'really stupid,' Oath Keeper testifies

Nov. 16, 2022 16:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Ohio bar owner who stormed the U.S. Capitol in a military-style stack formation with fellow members of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group told jurors Wednesday that it was a “really stupid" decision, saying she got swept up in what seemed to be a "very...

Several hurt in riot at Kentucky juvenile detention center

Nov. 12, 2022 18:58 PM EST

Several young people and staff were wounded when a riot broke out in a maximum-security juvenile detention center in Kentucky, authorities said Saturday. The disturbance began Friday night when a juvenile assaulted a staff member, took the employee's keys and released other juveniles...

Oath Keepers leader: No plan to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6

Nov. 07, 2022 17:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes told jurors there was no plan for his band of extremists to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as he tried Monday to clear his name in his seditious conspiracy trial. Taking the stand in his defense for a second day, Rhodes...

On stand in 1/6 trial, Oath Keepers boss says he's a patriot

Nov. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes took the witness stand Friday in his seditious conspiracy trial, telling jurors he is a patriotic American as he tries to counter allegations that his far-right extremist group planned an armed rebellion to stop the transfer of presidential...

Prosecution rests, Oath Keepers 1/6 case turns to defense

Nov. 03, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors rested their case Thursday against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates charged in the U.S. Capitol attack after presenting nearly five weeks of testimony, videos and text messages they say prove the defendants were behind a violent plot to...

Witness: Oath Keepers head tried to reach Trump after Jan. 6

Nov. 02, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes tried to get a message to then-President Donald Trump that urged him to fight to stay in power and “save the republic," according to trial testimony on Wednesday. Rhodes said in his...