Mayor of Ecuador port city slain in shooting that kills 1 other, wounds 4

The mayor of Ecuador’s third largest city was slain Sunday in a shooting that killed one other person and wounded four more, including two suspected attackers, officials said. Agustín Intriago, a 38-year-old lawyer, belonged to the local Better City movement in the port city of Manta and was recently re-elected to a term that began…

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Man sued for role in Jan. 6 riot arrested with weapons near Obama’s house

A man sued over his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot was arrested Thursday with firearms in his van near the residence of former president Barack Obama, according to a law enforcement official. Taylor Taranto, 37, was detained on an arrest warrant, authorities said. D.C. police said he has been charged as a fugitive…

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Driver who crashed near White House told officials he was prepared to kill Biden and ‘seize power’

The 19-year-old Missouri man accused of deliberately driving a rented box truck into a White House barrier allegedly told authorities that he admires Nazis and wanted to “seize power” and “kill the president,” court documents released Tuesday show. Sai Varshith Kandula, of Chesterfield, Missouri, rented the U-Haul truck Monday night immediately after flying from St.…

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Person looking for Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly attacks staffers with baseball bat

A person looking for Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly allegedly attacked two of his staffers with a baseball bat at his district office Monday, the congressman said in a statement. Connolly, a Democrat, said the individual was taken into police custody and the two staffers who were injured were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.…

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