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Authorities arrest Alabama man in Alaska after Jan. 6 riot

Oct. 19, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alabama man accused of using pepper spray and throwing a metal rod at law enforcement protecting the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection has been arrested in Alaska, according to court documents filed in federal court. The FBI took...

EXPLAINER: How lawmakers are investigating the Jan. 6 riot

Oct. 19, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump's advisers and associates. ...

Biden: 'Democracy survived' Capitol riot because of police

Oct. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Biden spoke at the...

Prosecutors: Capitol cop told Jan. 6 rioter to hide evidence

Oct. 15, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a rioter's involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The officer, Michael A. Riley, is accused of tipping off someone...

US Capitol Police officer indicted on charges he helped rioter hide evidence of involvement in Jan. 6 insurrection

Oct. 15, 2021 12:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Capitol Police officer indicted on charges he helped rioter hide evidence of involvement in Jan. 6 insurrection.

2 men from Rochester area charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Oct. 14, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two men from the Rochester area have been charged in a federal indictment with pepper-spraying police officers during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, Cody Mattice, 28, and James Mault, 29, each...

Trump to invoke executive privilege in Jan. 6 House probe

Oct. 07, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump intends to assert executive privilege in a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, a move that could prevent the testimony of onetime aides, according to a letter on behalf of the former president. The...

3 Minnesota men charged in Jan. 6 US Capitol riot

Oct. 04, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three more Minnesota men were arrested Monday for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., charged 62-year-old Robert Westbury, his 19-year-old son Isaac Westbury and another man,...

Judge questions whether Jan. 6 rioters are treated unfairly

Oct. 01, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the recommendation of prosecutors, a federal judge sentenced a Jan. 6 rioter to probation on Friday and suggested that the Justice Department was being too hard on those who broke into the Capitol compared to the people arrested during anti-racism protests...

Police in N Ireland arrest 2 more over journalist's slaying

Oct. 01, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two more men Friday over the death of journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot and killed while covering a 2019 riot in the city of Londonderry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the men, ages 44 and 53, were...