Arrests Mount in US Capitol Riot With Nearly 300 Suspects Identified

Several current and former members of law enforcement and the military have also been arrested on charges of rioting at the Capitol. On Wednesday, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson –- two off-duty officers from Rocky Mount, Virginia, who allegedly traveled 200 miles to take part in the event –- were arrested and charged in federal […]

Military Atmosphere Engulfs US Capital Before Biden Inauguration

Daniel Baker, who had been kicked out of the Army and later fought against the Islamic State terror group in Syria with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), was reportedly upset over the riot and siege of the U.S. Capitol.

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden’s Inauguration

He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because Trump’s plans have not been formally announced. Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color […]

US Capitals on Edge for Armed Protests as Trump Presidency Nears End

Thousands of armed National Guard troops were in the streets in Washington in an unprecedented show of force after the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Bridges into the city were to be closed, along with dozens of roadways. The National Mall and other iconic U.S. landmarks were blocked off into next week. 

Researchers: More Than a Dozen Extremist Groups Took Part in Capitol Riots

Brooks said the Proud Boys were among the organizers of the Capitol rioting. In the days leading up to the riots, Brooks said, the Proud Boys used social media platforms popular with extremists to telegraph that “this was something that was going to happen, that other extremist groups should be involved in, so they kind […]

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

The number of federal death sentences carried out under Trump since 2020 is more than in the previous 56 years combined, reducing the number of prisoners on federal death row by nearly a quarter. It’s likely none of the around 50 remaining men will be executed anytime soon, with Biden signaling he’ll end federal executions.

Democrats Wanted $250 Million to Protect States’ Voting Systems, but Republicans Rejected It

“The integrity of our elections, which are the foundation of our democracy, should not be a partisan issue,” Leahy said in a statement following the vote. “It is unfortunate that the Senate has followed the same path as House Republicans in blocking the funding our states need to help upgrade their infrastructure and secure our […]

A big raise for Matt Chapman as A’s avoid arbitration with six players

Canha, in his last year of arbitration eligibility, received a salary increase from $4.8 million in 2020. Canha, the Cal product who led the A’s in OPS (.913) in 2019, will be eligible for free agency after the 2021 season, as will designated hitter Khris Davis and reliever Jake Diekman.

What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the Insurrection

Now, with Cawthorn’s fame tied up in accusations that he helped incite a violent insurrection and with opponents calling for him to be expelled from the House after just days on the job, basic survival instincts are kicking in. I asked him about a tweet sent just after his election — “Cry more, lib” — […]