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Sep. 22, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. September 17, 2020 Hoosiers should denounce QAnon QAnon conspiracy theories are so absurd they’d be laughable, if not for the danger they pose and the surprising number of people who are gullible enough to believe them. While QAnon started with a fringe online following, its...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Tankcraft Corporation Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Darien, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

After Trump praise, Pence decries QAnon 'conspiracy theory'

Aug. 21, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing QAnon as a “conspiracy theory,” drawing a line of distinction between himself and President Donald Trump, who earlier this week suggested he appreciated supporters of the theory backing his candidacy. “We dismiss conspiracy theories around here out of...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump praises QAnon conspiracists, appreciates support

Aug. 19, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the supporters of QAnon, a convoluted, pro-Trump conspiracy theory, and suggested he appreciates their support of his candidacy. Speaking during a press conference at the White House, Trump courted the support of those who put stock in the...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith. Smith, a former U.S. soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm. A federal judge on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, rejected a request from Smith's attorney for a lenient sentence of 15 months. Smith pleaded guilty in February to two felony charges of distributing explosives information.   (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)

'Satanist' ex-soldier sentenced to 2 1/2 years in bomb plot

Aug. 19, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An ex-soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist and linked to a neo-Nazi group was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm. A federal judge rejected a request from Jarrett William...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith. Smith, a former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government should spend around three years in prison for providing viable instructions for building explosive devices to people who wanted to commit violence, the government argued Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. At his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Smith faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty pleas to two counts of distributing information related to explosives.   (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)

Prosecutors seek prison for ex-soldier they say is Satanist

Aug. 18, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Army soldier who prosecutors said is a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government should spend around three years in prison for providing viable instructions for building explosive devices to people who wanted to commit violence, the government argued Tuesday....

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Riley County (Kansas) Police Department shows Jarrett Smith. Smith, an Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government pleaded guilty in February to distributing information through social media about building a bomb and making napalm.   Hs defense attorney argued in a court filing Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 for a more lenient punishment of 15 months in prison. (Riley County Police Department via AP,File)

Defense seeks leniency for 'Satanist' soldier in bomb plot

Aug. 13, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Army infantry soldier described by prosecutors as a Satanist who hoped to overthrow the U.S. government endured a lifetime of victimization, isolation and trauma that led him to become involved with online extremist groups, his defense attorney argued Thursday in a motion...