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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington.  An AP review of records finds that members of President Donald Trump’s failed campaign were key players in the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

Jan. 17, 2021 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico State Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. A New Mexico county official who runs a group called

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

Jan. 17, 2021 7:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founder of the group Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to Washington after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to place a flag on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested Sunday by the FBI. Otero County Commissioner...

People walk across the quiet Legislative Plaza in front of the State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The FBI warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation's Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Another Tennessee man charged with breaching US Capitol

Jan. 17, 2021 6:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Sunday with participating in the raid at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, federal authorities said. Blake Austin Reed, 35, of Nashville, was arrested by FBI agents in Nashville, said David W. Boling, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office for the...

Teen accused of torching cruiser detained at NY airport

Jan. 17, 2021 3:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager suspected of setting fire to a Boston police cruiser and inciting a riot was caught trying to board an international flight to leave the country, law enforcement officials said. The teen faced charges stemming from a May 31 demonstration in Boston following George...

FBI: 2 NY men arrested for participating in Capitol breach

Jan. 17, 2021 1:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One posted a video of himself with his feet propped up on a U.S. senator's office table. One wrote “THIS IS ME” on an Instagram photo of rioters attacking Capitol police officers. The two New York men, Brandon Fellows and Edward Jacob Lang, were arrested this weekend on...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump, including Aaron Mostofsky, right, and Kevin Seefried, left, walk down the stairs outside the Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.  More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. Charges from the Jan. 6 riot range from curfew violations to serious...

Another Tennesseean charged with taking part in Capitol raid

Jan. 16, 2021 6:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another Tennessee man has been charged with taking part in the raid at the U.S. Capitol, federal authorities said Saturday. Jack Jesse Griffith, known online as Juan Bibiano, was arrested in Gallatin by the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...

Shattered glass from the previous week's attack on Congress by a pro-Trump mob is seen in doors leading to the Capitol Rotunda in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Far-right personality 'Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

Jan. 16, 2021 3:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston on Saturday,...

This undated photo provided by the Washington County, Arl., Sheriff's Office shows Arkansas resident Richard Barnett, who was taken into custody Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, and is being held in the county jail after he was charged by federal prosecutors with three counts for storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington. Barnett was in a viral photo where he could be seen inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)

House arrest plan for invader of Pelosi's office halted

Jan. 16, 2021 12:25 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington on Friday night halted a plan to release and put on house arrest the Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol. Richard Barnett will instead be brought to Washington,...

Security surrounds the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

Jan. 15, 2021 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is condemning the assault on the U.S. Capitol in his formal letter of resignation....