As Derek Chauvin’s verdict looms, National Guard patrols Minneapolis streets – National

Just outside the entrance to Smile Orthodontics, in a Minneapolis neighborhood of craft breweries and trendy shops, two soldiers in jungle camouflage and body armor were on watch Monday, assault rifles slung over their backs. Snow flurries blew around them. A few steps away at the Iron Door Pub, three more National Guard soldiers […]

Police ask National Guard to stay at U.S. Capitol for 2 more months – National

The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. Defence officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon. The request underscores the continuing concerns about security and the potential for violence at […]

Nazi guard deported from U.S. agrees to be questioned, German officials say – National

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine whether there is enough evidence against him to bring charges, authorities said Monday. Friedrich Karl Berger arrived Saturday in Frankfurt on a special flight from the U.S. after being ordered deported to his […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell claims guard abused her in federal jail – National

Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend claimed through her lawyer Tuesday that a guard physically abused her at a federal lockup in Brooklyn, and then she was punished for complaining about it. Attorney Bobbi Sternheim wrote in a letter to a Manhattan federal judge that the abuse occurred recently at the Metropolitan Detention Center as Ghislaine […]

Biden inauguration: FBI vetting national guard members amid fears of inside attack – National

WASHINGTON — U.S. defence 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 […]

National Guard on 24-hour watch in U.S. Capitol after deadly riot – National

The National Guard were on a 24-hour watch in the U.S. Capitol after last week’s violence, with off-duty members left to catch naps in hallways and below the bust of General George Washington, who led the United States to victory in its battle for independence against Britain more than two centuries ago. A large […]

Some of the 10K National Guard troops at Biden’s inauguration will be armed: officials – National

Some of the 10,000 National Guard troops streaming into Washington, D.C., to help secure the area ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will be armed, two U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The decision by U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy comes as the FBI has warned of armed protests being planned for Washington in the […]

D.C. warns armed Trump supporters to join election rallies, calls in National Guard – National

Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump’s supporters are planning to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president’s unproven claims of widespread […]

Blackwater guard insists he ‘acted correctly’ during Iraqi massacre after Trump pardon – National

Evan Liberty was reading in the top bunk of his cell one evening late last month when a prison supervisor delivered news he had hoped for. “He says, `Are you ready for this?”’ Liberty recalled. “I said, `Uh, I’m not sure. What is going on?’ He said, `Presidential pardon. Pack your stuff.”’ Liberty is […]

Texas calls in National Guard to help morgues overwhelmed by coronavirus deaths – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 22, 2020 9:53 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with […]