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Friends from Ohio get 45 days in jail for Capitol riot

Sep. 29, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors assert that everybody who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 should be evaluated individually when deciding whether a prison sentence is warranted. On Wednesday, a judge accepted the Justice Department's assessment that two friends from Ohio fall...

US amends Capitol siege charges against 2 arrested in Vegas

Sep. 28, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have amended criminal charges against a Tennessee man and a Nevada resident who were arrested in Las Vegas in January and accused of violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Nathaniel DeGrave of Las Vegas, pleaded...

New Boston mayor to take office just 2 weeks after election

Sep. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever wins Boston’s mayoral race on Nov. 2 won’t have much time to prepare to step into the office. The two candidates — City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu — met Thursday with acting Mayor Kim Janey to discuss the timeline....

The Latest: Libya plans conference on its political process

Sep. 23, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ After a no-confidence vote in Libya’s transitional government this week added to uncertainty ahead of key elections in December, one of its leaders said Thursday the government would hold an international...

US implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

Sep. 23, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition, warning that the window for negotiations may soon close. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a...

Sudanese officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

Sep. 21, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and the country's ruling council and military remain in control. The development underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years after...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 30, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Aug. 27, 2021. Editorial: Voluntary mask policies at schools put parents in difficult situation We don’t need a crystal ball to credibly predict schools with voluntary mask policies will be a virus-infested mess in a few weeks....

House panel probing 1/6 riot seeks host of Trump-era records

Aug. 25, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a trove of records from federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, showing the sweep of the lawmakers' review of the deadly attack by a mob of Donald Trump supporters. ...

51 evacuees from Afghanistan arrive in Uganda at US request

Aug. 25, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government said that 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrived in the East African country Wednesday at the request of the United States. Authorities said in a statement that the group, transported to Uganda on a chartered flight,...

UN council urges inclusive talks on new Afghan government

Aug. 16, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday called for an immediate end to violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country, and for inclusive talks to form a new Afghan government that includes women. In its first statement since the...