ACLU sues North Carolina over harsher riot punishmentsApril 11, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Harsher punishments for violent protests in North Carolina are being challenged by a prominent civil rights group, which said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that several parts of a new anti-riot law are unconstitutional.
Wisconsin Assembly approves tougher felony riot penaltiesMarch 22, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone who encourages a riot or engages in violence during a riot would face felony charges under a bill Wisconsin's Assembly approved Wednesday.
The Republican-backed measure would make urging, promoting or organizing a riot a felony punishable by up to three years and six months in prison.
FBI: Newspaper editor interfered with police at Capitol riotMarch 16, 2023 GMT
A former top editor of an Orthodox Jewish newspaper in New York City was arrested Thursday on charges that he interfered with police officers who were trying to protect the U.S.
Tucker Carlson amplifies Jan. 6 lies with GOP-provided videoMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Handed some 41,000 hours of Jan. 6 security footage, Fox News' Tucker Carlson has launched an impassioned new effort to explain away the deadly Capitol attack, linking the Republican Party ever more closely to pro-Trump conspiracy theories about the 2021 riot.
North Carolina Senate advances House riot penalties billMarch 8, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would toughen punishments for violent protests — a response to 2020 demonstrations over racial injustice that at times turned into tumult — advanced in the North Carolina Senate on Tuesday.
2 Capitol riot defendants sought by FBI after disappearingMarch 6, 2023 GMT
The FBI is searching for a Florida woman who was supposed to stand trial Monday on charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack as well as another riot defendant who has also gone missing, officials said.
Capitol rioter guilty of stealing badge from beaten officerMarch 4, 2023 GMT
A New York man pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing a badge and radio from a police officer who was brutally beaten as rioters pulled him into the mob that attacked the U.S.
Proud Boy member found guilty on assault, riot chargesMarch 3, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of the far right-wing group the Proud Boys was convicted Thursday of inciting and then participating in a brawl in east Portland in 2021.
A judge found Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, 26, guilty on 10 counts in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
10 killed in riots in Indonesia’s restive Papua provinceFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Ten people were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a riot in Indonesia’s Papua province, police said on Friday.
The riots began Thursday afternoon in Wamena town in the Jayawijaya district of Papua, the country's easternmost province, amid reports of a child kidnapping.
Jan. 6 rioter who threatened Rep. Ocasio-Cortez gets 3 yearsFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
A Texas man who threatened U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter after he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced on Wednesday to more than three years in prison.
Garret Miller was wearing a shirt that read “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021” with a picture on President Donald Trump on it when law enforcement officers showed up at his Dallas-area home to arrest him two weeks after the riot.
Ex-member: Proud Boys failed to carry out ‘revolution’February 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proud Boys leaders plotted to violently prevent President Joe Biden from taking office because they were trying to “save the country" from what they feared would be a tyrannical government, a former member of the far-right extremist group told a jury on Wednesday.
Court upholds ban against Cowboys for Trump co-founderFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court rejected a final appeal for reconsideration by a New Mexico politician and Donald Trump supporter who was removed and barred from elected office for his role in the U.S.
Rioter who menaced officer with Confederate flag gets prisonFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delaware man who threatened a Black police officer with a pole attached to a Confederate battle flag as he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison.
Bill raising riot penalties in North Carolina clears HouseFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill increasing punishments for violent protests following the 2020 demonstrations over George Floyd's murder passed the North Carolina House on Wednesday despite harsh criticism from social justice advocates.
Sorry, not sorry: Some 1/6 rioters change tune after apologyFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Appearing before a federal judge after pleading guilty to a felony charge in the deadly Capitol riot, former West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans expressed remorse for letting down his family and his community, saying he made a “crucial mistake."
3 charged with clashing with cops in separate Jan. 6 casesFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
Three men have been arrested on accusations that they clashed with police officers during separate incidents at the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against men from Vermont, Illinois and Pennsylvania — more than two years after the riot that halted the certification of President Joe Biden's electoral victory.
Man who propped feet on Pelosi desk guilty in Jan. 6 caseJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the U.S. Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining a mob's attack on the building two years ago.
Brazil’s army chief fired in aftermath of capital uprisingJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Brazil’s army chief Saturday just days after the leftist leader openly said that some military members allowed the Jan. 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters.
3 active-duty Marines charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riotJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
A Marine who said he was waiting for “Civil war 2” and two other active-duty members of the military have been charged with participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said in newly filed court papers.
Retrial begins: Capitol riot suspect facing weapons chargesJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Navy reservist who is charged with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 is going back on trial in Virginia on separate charges that he illegally bought silencers — and talked about using them against Jewish people and others he considered to be enemies.
Brazil charges dozens in pro-Bolsonaro riots; more expectedJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The office of Brazil’s prosecutor-general has presented its first charges against some of the thousands of people who authorities say stormed government buildings in an effort to overturn former President Jair Bolsonaro's loss in the October election.
Police question Lebanese relatives of 2020 blast victimsJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Several relatives of the victims of the massive 2020 explosion at Beirut's port showed up on Monday to answer questions by police after they were accused of rioting and vandalism during protests over the stalled investigation into the blast.
Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riotJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Friday authorized adding former President Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan.
Brazil’s Supreme Court agrees to probe Bolsonaro for riotJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court has agreed to investigate whether former president Jair Bolsonaro incited the far-right mob that ransacked the country’s Congress, top court and presidential offices, a swift escalation in the probe that shows the ex-leader could face legal consequences for an extremist movement he helped build.
Montana man who brought juvenile son to Capitol riot chargedJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday.
Montana man gets nearly 4 years for role in US Capitol riotJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison on the two-year anniversary of the insurrection.
Ex-lawmaker who served time for Jan. 6 riot seeks House seatJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two years to the day after storming the U.S. Capitol, a former West Virginia state lawmaker who served prison time for his role in the riot said Friday that he hopes to return to the scene of his crime as an elected official.
EXPLAINER: Capitol riot investigation growing 2 years laterJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
The largest investigation in the Justice Department's history keeps growing two years after a violent mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S.
Proud Boys go to trial on sedition as Jan. 6 probe heats upJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As members of the Proud Boys extremist group stormed past police lines and swarmed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, their leader cheered them on from afar, prosecutors say.
QAnon follower who chased officer on Jan. 6 gets 5 yearsDecember 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa construction worker and QAnon follower was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, when he led a crowd chasing a police officer who diverted rioters away from lawmakers.
Kentucky to operate high-security juvenile detention centersDecember 15, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky soon will operate three high-security juvenile detention centers designated to house teenage male offenders charged with serious crimes, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday in taking the next steps intended to bring security problems under control.
Jan. 6 committee to vote Monday on riot criminal referralsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol riot will hold its final meeting Monday, wrapping up its year-and-a-half-long inquiry by asking the Justice Department to investigate potential crimes.
Man gets 14 months in prison for his role in US Capitol riotDecember 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison on charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Prosecutors said Troy Sargent, 38, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, swung his hand at a U.S.
Rioter who assaulted cops at Capitol gets 5 years in prisonDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man who authorities say came to Washington ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot prepared for violence in a car full of weapons and assaulted officers who were trying to defend the Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than five years behind bars.
Greece: Police officer appears in court over teen shootingDecember 6, 2022 GMT
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out Tuesday at a police station outside Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki as residents of a nearby Roma settlement protested the police shooting of a teenage driver during a chase over an unpaid gas station bill.
Former acting Capitol Police head to lead Berkeley campus PDDecember 6, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The former acting head of the U.S. Capitol Police following the Jan. 6, 2021, riot will be the next chief of campus police at the University of California, Berkeley, officials announced Monday.
Kentucky to open female-only juvenile detention centerDecember 1, 2022 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center as part of efforts to defuse the risks of violence that escalated into a riot at a youth facility, Gov.
Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probeNovember 30, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S.
Patriot Front member pleads guilty to disturbing the peaceNovember 30, 2022 GMT
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — One of the 31 members of a white supremacist group arrested near an Idaho Pride event earlier this year has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace.
Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World CupNovember 27, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday.
Feds: Oath Keepers sought ‘violent overthrow’ of governmentNovember 18, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates discussed using violence to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and when rioters started storming the Capitol they saw an opportunity to do it, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday as the seditious conspiracy case wound toward a close.
Greece: Thousands march on anniversary of student uprisingNovember 17, 2022 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of people marched Thursday through central Athens, accompanied by a heavy police presence, to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising that was brutally crushed by Greece's military dictatorship at the time.
Illinois man arrested on charges stemming from Capitol riotNovember 17, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man accused of grabbing a police officer’s baton and interfering with law enforcement during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the U.S. Capitol is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, prosecutors said.
Several hurt in riot at Kentucky juvenile detention centerNovember 12, 2022 GMT
Several young people and staff were wounded when a riot broke out in a maximum-security juvenile detention center in Kentucky, authorities said Saturday.
The disturbance began Friday night when a juvenile assaulted a staff member, took the employee's keys and released other juveniles from their cells at the Adair Regional Detention Center, Kentucky State Police said.
Oath Keepers leader: No plan to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6November 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes told jurors there was no plan for his band of extremists to attack the U.S.
On stand in 1/6 trial, Oath Keepers boss says he’s a patriotNovember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes took the witness stand Friday in his seditious conspiracy trial, telling jurors he is a patriotic American as he tries to counter allegations that his far-right extremist group planned an armed rebellion to stop the transfer of presidential power.
Prosecution rests, Oath Keepers 1/6 case turns to defenseNovember 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors rested their case Thursday against Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates charged in the U.S.
Oath Keepers member: Capitol riot was historic, spontaneousOctober 31, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who stormed the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers testified Monday that he believed they were participating in a historic “Bastille-type event” reminiscent of the French Revolution.
Ex-Capitol cop who messaged 1/6 rioter guilty of obstructionOctober 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Capitol Police officer was convicted Friday of obstruction of justice for deleting Facebook messages he exchanged with a man who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
‘Marxist environmentalist’ and author Mike Davis dies at 76October 26, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Davis, an author, activist and self-defined “Marxist environmentalist” whose greatest fears drove him to anticipate riots, fires and disease in such bestsellers as “City of Quartz” and “The Ecology of Fear,” has died at age 76.
Man pleads guilty in police car fire at George Floyd protestOctober 23, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who admitted to setting a police vehicle on fire during protests in Philadelphia over the police killing of George Floyd has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
School board member resigns after Capitol riot arrestOctober 20, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A school board member from a small city in Washington state has resigned after he and his stepson were charged in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Richard Slaughter, 40, of Orting, Washington, northwest of Mount Rainier, and his 20-year-old stepson, Caden Paul Gottfried, turned themselves in last week to face charges of assaulting and interfering with police during the insurrection.
Testimony: Oath Keepers ready to use ‘any means necessary’October 18, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers extremists were prepared to use “any means necessary” on Jan. 6, 2021, to stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s electoral victory, a member of the group testified Tuesday.
Utah man, son, enter pleas in Jan. 6 Capitol riot casesOctober 16, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man and his son, an Illinois resident, have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Bradley Bokoski, 58, of Eagle Mountain, Utah and Matthew R.
Wash. school board member, stepson charged in Capitol riotOctober 13, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — A school board member from a small city in Washington state and his stepson have been charged with assaulting and interfering with police during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Protests reach 19 cities in Iran despite internet disruptionOctober 12, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests swept across at least 19 cities in Iran on Wednesday sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman detained last month by the country's morality police, even as security forces targeted demonstrators in the streets, activists said.
Iran’s crackdown on protests intensifies in Kurdish regionOctober 11, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran intensified its crackdown Tuesday on Kurdish areas in the country's west amid protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the morality police as oil workers demonstrated at a key refinery, activists said.
Riot plea: Proud Boys member admits to seditious conspiracyOctober 6, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting with other members of the far-right Proud Boys to violently stop the transfer of presidential power after the 2020 election, making him the first member of the extremist group to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge.
Oath Keepers trial: Jan. 6 was ‘rebellion,’ prosecutor saysOctober 3, 2022 GMT
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.