Latest 2021 United States Capitol riot News

Armed members of the Maryland National Guard secures the perimeter around the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington as the House of Representatives continues with its fast-moving House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, a week after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Hogan visits Maryland National Guard soldiers at Capitol

Jan. 19, 2021 8:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan traveled to Washington D.C. to visit soldiers from the state’s National Guard and received a security briefing ahead of the presidential inauguration, his office said. Hogan was joined on Monday by Maryland’s Brigadier Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, who...

Court: Georgia lawyer boasted about storming Pelosi's office

Jan. 19, 2021 8:11 AM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — The FBI says a Georgia attorney accused of joining the attack on the U.S. Capitol riot bragged on social media that he was among the first rioters to break into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, and said she “probably would have been torn into little pieces” if they...

Violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

FBI: Kentucky man was part of mob inside US Capitol

Jan. 19, 2021 1:02 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The FBI has filed a criminal complaint against a Kentucky man who authorities said was among a group that illegally stormed the U.S. Capitol with supporters of President Donald Trump during a deadly insurrection earlier this month. Michael Sparks of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was...

Woman accused of theft from Pelosi's office during riot

Jan. 19, 2021 12:33 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official....

Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

Jan. 19, 2021 12:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his wife, Jill, joined an assembly...

Ex-NY college student arrested in Capitol riot as cases grow

Jan. 18, 2021 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York fashion student accused of participating in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol and posting on social media about “storming” it was arrested Monday as the tally of criminal cases kept growing. Taken into custody at his home in Staten Island, Nicolas Moncada...

2 more Texas men arrested in connection to Capitol attack

Jan. 18, 2021 5:09 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has arrested two more Texas men for alleged crimes related to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Guy Reffitt was arrested Friday at his home in Wylie, a city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of downtown Dallas, according to court records. An FBI spokeswoman said Matthew Carl...

Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

Jan. 18, 2021 4:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two days from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris pitched in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day service projects as a militarized and jittery Washington prepared for a swearing-in that will play out under extraordinary security. Biden and his...

FBI: South Carolina man traced to US Capitol during riot

Jan. 18, 2021 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has filed a criminal complaint against a South Carolina man who authorities said was captured taking a selfie with a statue of John C. Calhoun while illegally storming the U.S. Capitol with supporters of President Donald Trump during a deadly insurrection this month. A complaint...

Heavy metal guitarist photographed at Capitol riot charged

Jan. 18, 2021 3:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A heavy metal guitarist who was photographed with the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and is accused of spraying police officers with a pepper-based bear spray irritant has been arrested, the FBI said. Jon Ryan Schaffer turned himself in Sunday after he was featured on an FBI poster...