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Oath Keepers trial: Jan. 6 was 'rebellion,' prosecutor says

Oct. 03, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates planned an “armed rebellion” to keep President Donald Trump in power, a federal prosecutor contended Monday as the most serious case yet went to trial in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. ...

Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians

Oct. 03, 2022 06:12 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians.

Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case

Oct. 01, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defense team in the Capitol riot trial of the Oath Keepers leader is relying on an unusual strategy with Donald Trump at the center. Lawyers for Stewart Rhodes, founder of the extremist group, are poised to argue that jurors cannot find him guilty of seditious...

Capitol riot jury picked for 1st seditious conspiracy trial

Sep. 29, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was selected Thursday in the seditious conspiracy case against the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates in the highest profile prosecution stemming from the Capitol riot to reach a trial. A panel of 12 jurors and four alternates...

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...