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Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Jan. 13, 2022 20:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies' initial responses were inadequate. ...

Navy expands boot camp to sharpen focus on character issues

Jan. 07, 2022 17:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp this year in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on suicide prevention and character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy...

At parole hearing, David Gilbert described radical journey

Dec. 30, 2021 18:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert described his path from nonviolent 1960s activist to would-be revolutionary during a 4 1/2-hour hearing before the New York state parole board panel that approved his parole in October, 40 years after he served as a getaway driver...

Decades of DOD efforts fail to stamp out bias, extremism

Dec. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EST

In February, with the images of the violent insurrection in Washington still fresh in the minds of Americans, newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took the unprecedented step of signing a memo directing commanding officers across the military to institute a one-day stand-down to address...

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests

Dec. 25, 2021 10:51 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that tracks political arrests and provides legal aid to detainees said Saturday that government regulators blocked its website, the latest move in a months-long crackdown on independent media and human rights organizations. OVD-Info reported...

Pentagon issues rules aimed at stopping rise of extremism

Dec. 20, 2021 17:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that extremism in the ranks is increasing, Pentagon officials issued detailed new rules Monday prohibiting service members from actively engaging in extremist activities. The new guidelines come nearly a year after some current and former service members participated in...

Pentagon to issue rules aimed at curbing rise in extremism among troops, officials tell The Associated Press

Dec. 20, 2021 12:47 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon to issue rules aimed at curbing rise in extremism among troops, officials tell The Associated Press.

Far-right using COVID-19 theories to grow reach, study shows

Dec. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The mugshot-style photos are posted on online message boards in black and white and look a little like old-fashioned “wanted” posters. “The Jews own COVID just like all of Hollywood,” the accompanying text says. “Wake up people.” The post is...

French conservative candidate vows to end Macron's centrism

Dec. 11, 2021 14:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — In her first address as a presidential candidate for France's main conservative party, Valérie Pécresse vowed Saturday to break with President Emmanuel Macron's centrist policies and to defeat the extremism of the far-right candidates in the race. France is holding...

German officials say arrest foiled planned Islamist attack

Dec. 10, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Friday that they have a foiled a planned Islamist attack, after arresting a man in the northern city of Hamburg over the summer who had been trying to buy weapons and make explosives. Hamburg's top security official, Andy Grote,...