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Indiana county rejects health grant amid COVID-19 complaints

Sep. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated after a northern Indiana county council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints. The Elkhart County health department had sought the...

Woman gets probation for 'minimal' role in Capitol riot

Sep. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge who sentenced a California architect on Friday to probation for her role in the Capitol riot stressed that the Jan. 6 insurrection “represented a threat to democracy" and continues to resonate “in sad and unfortunate ways.” ...

Time, misinfo complicate teaching 9/11 to kids born after it

Sep. 09, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nagla Bedir didn't discuss Sept. 11 with her New Jersey high school students last year. Mid-pandemic, with remote learning, it wasn't a conversation she wanted to have via computer screen. But this year, returning to the classroom just after the end of America's...

From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow

Sep. 09, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him America's leaders were lying about what happened that day and the wars that followed. ...

From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow

Sep. 09, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him America's leaders were lying about what happened that day and the wars that followed. ...

French doctors demand protection from death threats at work

Sep. 07, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French doctors and scientists on Tuesday called on authorities to take action against the insults and threats— including death threats — that they have frequently received during the coronavirus pandemic. The doctors said they fear that someone from...

Arizona man who wore horns in riot pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 03, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and wants to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing. Jacob...

Jan. 6 riot defendant returned to jail for using internet

Sep. 02, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to return to jail after he was caught accessing the internet to watch false conspiracy theories about the presidential election. U.S. District...

QAnon event in Las Vegas loses Caesars Entertainment site

Sep. 01, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that a conference scheduled next month in Las Vegas by a group espousing the fringe conspiracy theory known as QAnon won't be held at any Caesars property. It wasn’t immediately clear if the...

Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software

Aug. 28, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections. Copies of the Dominion Voting Systems software used to manage...