FBI arrests Oath Keepers leader on Jan. 6 charges

(The Hill) – Federal prosecutors have charged the founder of the Oath Keepers and 10 other members of the far-right militia group with seditious conspiracy for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Stewart Rhodes, 56, was arrested Thursday in Little Elm, Texas, and also faces charges for … Read more

How many people were charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack?

(NEXSTAR) – A year after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, resulting in the deadliest domestic attack on Congress in the nation’s history, the Justice Department and FBI are still working to charge and process those involved. Trump lashes out after Biden speech: ‘Used my name … Read more

Fauci: US should ‘seriously’ consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID cases spike. Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief science adviser on the pandemic response, said that such a … Read more

Jan. 6 panel signals interest in whether Trump committed crime

(The Hill) – The Jan. 6 Select Committee has signaled it intends to explore potential criminal wrongdoing by former President Trump, marking a significant escalation for the investigation that could put pressure on the Biden administration. Conservation group to sue DHS, CBP alleging failure to protect ocelots when building border levees The panel has said it could refer Trump … Read more

Social Security payment schedule: When to expect checks in 2022

WASHINGTON (KTVI) — Do you qualify for social security benefits? The Social Security Administration has released a new calendar that shows when you can expect to receive the checks in 2022. Rhode Island man pleads guilty to pandemic relief fraud The check will be coming on a different day of the month depending on the … Read more

Members of Congress not running for re-election in 2022

(The Hill) – Dozens of lawmakers have announced they won’t seek reelection in 2022, in what’s expected to be a tough year for Democrats trying to keep their narrow majorities in both chambers of Congress. Several House members are seeking other offices, such as in the Senate or their state’s governorships. But other lawmakers are … Read more

Capitol rioter who threw fire extinguisher at police on Jan. 6 gets longest sentence yet

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFLA) – Florida resident Robert Palmer was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Friday in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington D.C. where he was seen on video throwing a fire extinguisher and other items at Capitol police officers. Palmer’s 63-month sentence is the longest sentence any of the suspects … Read more

Where each state stands with COVID rates, deaths

WASHINGTON (KDVR) — With the arrival of the holiday season and the announcement of the new COVID omicron variant, where does each U.S. state stand with the coronavirus? New COVID-19 testing site to open in Malta According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases and deaths are up for the U.S. over the … Read more

Mexico expanding ties with its migrants in the U.S.

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Mexicans working in the United States send $40 billion a year to relatives in their homeland, which represents Mexico’s biggest source of income surpassing oil exports and tourism. But many of these émigrés – some 11 million as of 2019 – often struggle to fit into their new society … Read more

Albany, Troy, Schenectady mayors want to be kept in one congressional district

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The mayors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy are banding together in an effort to keep their cities in the same congressional district. The three city leaders met at Schenectady City Hall for a press conference Wednesday. “We collaborate often on common issues that impact our communities. As mayors, we’re constantly … Read more