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Iranian lawmaker slams protesters; cleric appeals for calm

Sep. 27, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line Iranian lawmaker Tuesday slammed female protesters who have taken off mandatory headscarves as prostitutes, doubling down on the government stance amid the dramatic demonstrations following the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the country’s...

Maine man convicted of 11 charges stemming from Capitol riot

Sep. 27, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maine man who joined rioters at the U.S. Capitol was convicted Tuesday of 11 charges including assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers. Kyle Fitzsimons, 39, of Lebanon, charged to the front line on Jan. 6, 2021, and assaulted officers including three...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Donald Trump, Stewart...

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

Sep. 24, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight. Convinced the White House had been stolen from Republican...

QAnon follower who chased officer convicted in Jan. 6 trial

Sep. 23, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa man was convicted Friday of charges that he led a crowd of rioters in chasing a U.S. Capitol police officer up a staircase and accosting other officers guarding the Senate, one of the most harrowing scenes of the mob’s attack that day. A federal jury...

Mexico City police injured by explosion at protest

Sep. 22, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion occurred outside Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday, injuring police as protesters demonstrating ahead of the anniversary of the 2014 disappearance of 43 students clashed with officers clad in riot gear. Those injured by the explosion...

Trial opens for QAnon follower who chased officer at Capitol

Sep. 20, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa man who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol believed a conspiracy theory that law enforcement officers would be arresting “all the corrupt politicians,” starting that day with then-Vice President Mike Pence, a defense attorney told jurors Tuesday. ...

Belgrade police clash with hooligans during Pride march

Sep. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer hooligans in downtown Belgrade, where a pan-European Pride march was held despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban on the march in the traditionally conservative Balkan state. Tensions were...

Ex-town official pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

Sep. 14, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

A former Massachusetts town official pleaded guilty on Wednesday to joining a mob in storming the U.S. Capitol after she organized a bus trip to Washington, D.C., for fellow members of a right-wing group called “Super Happy Fun America.” Before her guilty plea, Suzanne Ianni had...

India's top court grants bail to activist in 2002 riots case

Sep. 02, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court granted bail on Friday to a prominent human rights activist and lawyer who has spearheaded a campaign to hold officials responsible for deadly 2002 anti-Muslim riots, more than two months after she was detained on allegations of fabricating evidence. ...