Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, DC, on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures … Read more

Oath Keeper brought explosives to D.C. ahead of Jan. 6 attack, prosecutor says

Members of the Oath Keepers provide security during the Patriots Day Free Speech Rally in Berkeley, California, US April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) – A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group brought explosives to the Washington, DC, area ahead of the … Read more

Trump was told Pence could not overturn election but still pressured him, panel hears

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump pressured his vice president, Mike Pence, to overturn his 2020 election defeat despite being repeatedly told Pence had no authority to do so, aides to Pence told the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. Members of the Democratic-led … Read more

Trump aides tell Jan. 6 committee he ignored their doubts about election fraud

WASHINGTON, June 13(Reuters) – Top advisers to then-President Donald Trump told him that his claims of widespread election fraud were unfounded and would not reverse his 2020 election loss, but he refused to listen, according to testimony on Monday at a hearing of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol. … Read more

Former Trump campaign manager to testify at ‘Big Lie’ hearing

WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s campaign manager and former officials from Atlanta and Philadelphia will testify on Monday to the US congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, the committee said on Sunday. The House of Representatives Select Committee will hold its second public hearing this month … Read more

Tens of thousands rally against gun violence in Washington, across U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – You have of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers with March for Our Lives … Read more

Capitol riot hearings to argue that U.S. democracy at risk

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The hearings on the 2021 attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters will spotlight testimony by the former president’s top aids and family as a congressional committee seeks to show that the riot was, as its chairman put it , a “conspiracy to thwart the will of the … Read more

Man charged with attempted murder of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – A California man armed with a handgun who planned to kill Brett Kavanaugh was charged with attempted murder on Wednesday after being arrested near the US Supreme Court justice’s Maryland home, voicing dismay about expected rulings curtailing abortion access and expanding gun rights, authorities said. The man, identified as 26-year-old … Read more