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The ex-leader of Bermuda has been charged with corruption, potentially ending a decade-long mystery about the controversial US ad agency GlobalHue

Ewart Brown, the former Premier of Bermuda. Wikimedia, CC Ewart Brown, the former Premier of Bermuda, was charged with 13 counts of corruption. He denies the charges. Prosecutors say he took improper payments from GlobalHue, a US ad agency that handled Bermuda's tourism business. The charges potentially solve a lengthy mystery over the relationship between GlobalHue and Brown.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ewart Brown, the former Premier of Bermuda, was charged with ...
Tags: Facebook, Massachusetts, Advertising, US, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Trends, Fbi, New York Jets, Bermuda, Ubp, Brown, Coleman, Southfield Michigan, Dunkin Donuts, Martha

Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop is freed from jail

By MARK SCOLFORO | Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson released Riley June Williams into the custody of her mother, with travel restrictions, and instructed her to appear Monday in federal court in Washington to continue her case. Williams, 22, of Har...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol Police, Harrisburg

Polling the troops about their politics is a bad idea

When Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, suggested on CNN this week that the National Guard troops providing security for today’s inauguration might pose an “insider” threat, it was too much even for CNN news anchor Jim Sciutto. “The Guard is 90 some odd percent, I believe, male,” Cohen asserted. “Only about 20% of white males voted for Biden. You have got to figure that the Guard, which is predominantly more conservative — and I see that on my social media, and we know it — there are probably...
Tags: Supreme Court, Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Spock, Tennessee, Army, Biden, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Baghdad

Vice President Harris escorted to inauguration by Capitol Police officer hailed as hero

By Harmeet Kaur | CNN Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. The Capitol Police officer’s courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported. Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capit...
Tags: Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, House, Arizona, Beverly Hills, Capitol Hill, Huffington Post, Capitol Police, Kamala Harris, Trump, Huntington Beach

Humvee stolen from National Guard Armory in Bell is recovered

BELL — A military Humvee stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell four days ago was recovered Wednesday, the FBI announced. The theft of the $120,000 military vehicle occurred about 8:15 a.m. Friday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Saturday. The vehicle was recovered early this morning, according to the FBI, which did not specify where it was found. “We continue to seek information about the party responsible for the theft,” the agency said in a statement. Anyone with information was ur...
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Where and when to watch the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Coverage of the 59th presidential inauguration begins at 7 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the United States Capitol with the swearing in of Kamala Harris as vice president and Joe Biden as president just before 9 a.m. The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1933, states that the terms of the sitting president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20 following the previous November’s election. And since the Constitution couldn’t be more East Coast, you know they me...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Tom Hanks, Soccer, United States

Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President

By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI | The Associated Press THULASENDRAPURAM, India — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office to become the U.S. vice president. Groups of women in bright saris and men wearing white dhotis thronged the temple with sweets and flowers, offering special prayers for Harris’ success. “We are feeling very proud that an...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, California News, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Muslim

Indian village cheers for Kamal Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President

By RISHI LEKHI and AIJAZ RAHI | The Associated Press THULASENDRAPURAM, India — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office to become the U.S. vice president. Groups of women in bright saris and men wearing white dhotis thronged the temple with sweets and flowers, offering special prayers for Harris’ success. “We are feeling very proud that an...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, California News, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Muslim

Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ERIC TUCKER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family. The last-minute clemency, announced Wednesday morning, follows separate waves of pardons over the last month for Trump associates convicted in the FBI’s Russia in...
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Southern California police, sheriff’s deputies on high alert for Inauguration Day after Capitol attack

Law enforcement officials across Southern California will be on high alert on Inauguration Day, Wednesday, Jan. 20, looking for any hint of violence after the chaotic attack on the U.S. Capitol building by furious supporters of President Donald Trump two weeks ago. While it won’t be anywhere near the level of security already in place in Washington, D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ swearing in — where thousands of National Guard troops are on patrol, man...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Biden, Orange, Donald Trump, Lapd, Eric Garcetti

Trump was talked out of pardoning his kids, GOP lawmakers, report says

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Pamela Brown | CNN President Donald Trump received an unsettling warning on his final Saturday night in the White House. Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who...
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3 from Beverly Hills face federal charges in Capitol riot

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills salon owner and a prominent anti-vaxxer physician and her spokesman are due in federal court in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to face charges of participating in the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol. Gina Bisignano, 52, was arrested Tuesday morning, and Simone Gold, 55, and John Strand, 37, were taken into custody Monday, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The defendants — all three are Beverly Hills residents — are expected to make their initial court ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Beverly Hills, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Huntington Beach, Capitol, Southland, Gina

McConnell: Trump ‘fed lies’ to the crowd about election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s election. McConnell’s remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump. The Republican leader vowed a “safe and successful” inauguration of Biden on Wednesday at the Capitol, which ...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Soccer, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Republican, Biden

Parler reappears with help from Russian-owned security service

By Nate Lanxon and Amy Thomson | Bloomberg Parler, the free-speech social network, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the website hunts for a way around bans that took it offline earlier this month. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Chief Executive Officer John Matze wrote in a new post, the latest since Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the site and it was banned from Apple Inc. and Google’s app stores. “Despite the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Politics, Technology, Cook, News, Microsoft, Russia, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Social-media, Fbi, Soccer, Tim Cook

Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Israel, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Fbi, Soccer

FBI raids home of Huntington Beach activist who initially admitted, later denied taking part in Capitol siege

The FBI on Monday searched the Huntington Beach apartment of a well-known far-right activist who initially claimed in a video that he participated in the siege earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol, then backtracked as he became the target of death threats. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, confirmed that an FBI SWAT team executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at the residence of 32-year-old Kristopher Drew Martin on Viewpoint Lane. One person, whose identi...
Tags: Facebook, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, Martin, Huntington Beach, Capitol, U S Capitol

‘Cowboys For Trump’ Founder, Metal Guitarist Among Those Facing Charges For Capitol Attack

Federal authorities continue to churn out criminal complaints against individuals who allegedly took part in the storming of the Capitol earlier this month. Over the weekend, some familiar faces got wrapped up by the feds.  “Cowboys For Trump” Founder Couy Griffin  Perhaps most recognizable of the group -- no offense to the others -- was Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin. Griffin, who’s also an elected commissioner in Otero County, New Mexico, led the mob of Trump supporters in praye...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Washington Post, Africa, NFL, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Black Lives Matter, Griffin, Trump, Capitol, Watkins, Capitol Building, Schaffer, Crowl

Alex Padilla, California’s first Latino senator, on needing to ‘walk and chew gum’ in Washington

By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times As Kamala Harris steps into her role as vice president and out of her Senate office this week, the Democrat Alex Padilla will become the first Latino senator from California, a state where Latino residents comprise 40 percent of the population, and will be one of six in the Senate. Pacoima native Padilla, who has been California’s secretary of state since 2015, is heading to Washington at a time when the country — and California — is deeply mired in the pan...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Arizona, The New York Times, Dc, Biden

FBI investigates tip that a woman possibly stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell it to Russia

By Katelyn Polantz | CNN In a new criminal court case against a woman alleged to have entered the US Capitol on January 6, the FBI noted that a tipster raised the possibility of a laptop being stolen from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell to Russia. There’s no indication a laptop was actually taken from Pelosi’s office. And the FBI says in the court record the “matter remains under investigation.” It’s one of the more bizarre details to emerge in the avalanche of court fil...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, La, Russia, California News, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Williams, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Baked Alaska, Capitol

FBI releases photos of 7 suspects in Capitol attack on officer

The FBI has released images of seven people suspected of attacking a Washington, D.C., police officer during the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol. The flier issued Sunday shows the men suspected of beating and tasing Mike Fanone, an attack during which people were heard yelling, “Kill him with his own gun.” Fanone, 40, survived the attack, though he suffered a mild heart attack. He told CNN that several of the rioters appeared to have misgivings after he yelled that he has children — he’s the...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Capitol, Republican and Democratic, National News, Capitol Breach, Mike Fanone, Russia Sacramento

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. And it und...
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Small numbers of protesters gather at fortified U.S. capitols

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. There were no immediate reports of any clashes. Security was stepped up in recent days after the FBI warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Protest, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Wisconsin

Reward offered for information on theft of armored military Humvee in Bell

BELL — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of military Humvee stolen Friday in Bell. A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday. Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim a #reward up to 10K for info leading to the recovery #BOLO ### — FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) January 17, 2021 The theft of the...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Theft, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Bell, Trump, US Iran, National Guard Armory, Eimiller, Soleimani, Auto Theft, Top Stories LADN

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation’s capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states. Military leaders spent chunks of Thursday evening and Friday calling states in an unprecedented appeal for more National Guard troops to help lock down much of the ci...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Minneapolis, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania

Former LA worker ‘Baked Alaska’ arrested in Capitol riot probe

Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. He formerly worked for Buzzfeed in Los Angeles, and reportedly attended Azusa Pacific University. Related: We worked together on the internet. Last week, he stormed the Capitol. Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston on Saturday, according to the official, who was not authorized ...
Tags: News, Congress, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Associated Press, Houston, Donald Trump, Trump, Baked Alaska, Capitol, Pelosi

California Highway Patrol issues statewide tactical alert ahead of Inauguration Day

The California Highway Patrol ordered a statewide tactical alert Friday to increase available officers in anticipation of possible civil unrest leading up to the presidential inauguration, authorities said. The alert allows CHP to increase overall awareness and the number of officers available to help protect state highways, state buildings, and the state Capitol in Sacramento. “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outc...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, Lady Gaga, Biden, CHP, Local News, Orange, Donald Trump, Louisville

Wednesday’s LA Council meeting is canceled, in response to Inauguration Day security concerns

A Los Angeles City Council meeting scheduled on the same day as the presidential inauguration, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, has been canceled out of concern for any potential unrest. Council President Nury Martinez made the announcement Friday, saying that the council meeting the day before, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, will go on as planned. Related Articles Capitol mob meant to ‘assassinate’ officials, feds say ‘QAnon shaman’ was following Trump’s orders and d...
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Capitol mob meant to ‘assassinate’ officials, feds say

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jacques Billeaud | Associated Press PHOENIX — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remark came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in the insurrection while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. Prosecutors say that after Chansley climbed up to the dai...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Washington, Senate, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Arizona, Secret Service, Associated Press, Air Force, District Of Columbia, Justice Department, Trump, Phoenix

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
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Deputy possibly involved in U.S. Capitol insurrection, sheriff says

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is suspected of possibly being involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while off duty last week, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Thursday, Jan. 14. “I am very concerned one of my deputies may have been involved in wrongdoing at the U.S. Capitol,” Villanueva said in a statement. “Upon learning, I contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and briefed them.” It was not clear whether the deputy attended the rally where President ...
Tags: News, Washington, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Donald Trump, Lapd, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Southern California, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Newsom, California National Guard

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