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Pennsylvania man facing robbery, assault in Capitol riot

Jun. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, man has been arrested on assault, robbery and other charges for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Robert Morss was arrested Friday and was scheduled for a first...

Ex-police chief, 5 others charged in Capitol riot conspiracy

Jun. 10, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

A former California police chief and five other men have been indicted on conspiracy charges in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents made public Thursday. The men — four of whom prosecutors say identify as members of the Three Percenters...

Feds charge Kentucky officer accused of hitting protester

Jun. 10, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a Kentucky police officer accused of hitting a kneeling protester in the back of the head with a riot stick last year during demonstrations for racial justice. Louisville Metro Police officer Cory P. Evans was...

Takeaways: Senate report on 'absolutely brutal' Jan. 6 siege

Jun. 08, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report examining the security failures surrounding the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol says missed intelligence, poor planning and multiple layers of bureaucracy led to the violent siege. It does not fault former President Donald Trump, who told his supporters...

Hearings set for 2 Tennessee men charged in Capitol riot

Jun. 07, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee men face hearings this week after their recent arrests on charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors accuse Matthew Baggott and Stewart Parks of entering the building together. Both were charged with...

Marker coming for Black teen whose 1919 death roiled Chicago

Jun. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black teenager whose death along a segregated Chicago beach sparked a weeklong race riot in 1919 that left dozens of people dead is finally getting a grave marker. A stone marker is tentatively set to be installed in late July atop the grave of...

Far-right troll charged in Capitol riots avoids house arrest

Jun. 04, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

A federal magistrate on Friday declined to order house arrest for a far-right internet troll charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol after court officials raised concerns about his recent encounters with police officers in Arizona. U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael...

Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups

Jun. 02, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. ...

Most charges dismissed in cases of downtown Spokane riot

Jun. 01, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Most of the charges faced by people in connection to the protest-turned-riot a year ago in downtown Spokane have been dropped. The Spokesman-Review says there were 23 people arrested in connection to the event on May 31, 2020 in Spokane. The...

GOP blocks Capitol riot probe, displaying loyalty to Trump

May. 29, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, displaying continuing party loyalty to former President Donald Trump and firm determination to shift the political focus away from the violent insurrection by...