Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press

  • Members of the National Guard walk past the Dome of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
    Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

    The reviews will encompass everything from whether the FBI adequately shared information with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence to how the Pentagon mobilized for the Jan. 6 crisis.

  • An armed supporter of President Donald Trump looks in at a gathering of Washington State Patrol troopers behind a perimeter fence during a rally, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
    FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

    The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (Julio Cortez/AP)
    ‘Protesters are in the building’: US Capitol under siege

    Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters paraded and hollered through some of the most hallowed spaces in the Capitol.

  • In this April 29, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Ind., listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Bebeto Matthews/Pool via AP)
    Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief, sources say

    The decision leaves the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, poised to become the first openly gay person confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet post.

  • In this Oct. 31, 1997, file photo, Daniel Lewis Lee waits for his arraignment hearing for murder in the Pope County Detention Center in Russellville, Ark. (Dan Pierce/The Courier via AP)
    US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

    The U.S. on Tuesday carried out its first federal execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.

  • In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo the guard tower flanks the sign at the entrance to the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. (Michael Conroy/AP)
    Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

    A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward.

  • A Los Angeles police officer wears a body camera during a protest on Feb. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)
    Justice Dept. inspector general to audit body cam policies

    The review comes months after the department announced a pilot program allowing — for the first time — federally deputized task force officers to use body-worn cameras while serving arrest warrants or making planned arrests.