• FILE: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on 6 January 2021. Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held to certify Joe Biden's election win. Picture: AFP

    First felon sentenced for Capitol riots gets eight-month term

    Paul Hodgkins, 38, illegally entered the Capitol - the citadel of US democracy in Washington - with eye goggles, rope and latex gloves as members of Congress gathered for a vote certifying the victory of president-elect Joe Biden, court documents said.

  • In this file photo taken on 6 January 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP

    Washington unveils plan to combat domestic terrorism

    The government plan is however "ideologically neutral" and consists of four pillars that are broad orientations rather than concrete measures, with the goals of "prevention, interruption and dissuasion" while preserving individual freedoms

  • Members of the US National Guard stand watch at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on 17 January 2021. Picture: AFP

    National Guard exits US Capitol after 6 January attack

    The troops were mobilised after hundreds of supporters of then-president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, halting the joint session to confirm Trump's rival Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election.

  • FILE: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on 6 January 2021. Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held to certify Joe Biden's election win. Picture: AFP

    Capitol police sue Trump over 6 January riot

    Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby said they suffered 'physical and emotional injuries' in the riot they said was fomented by Trump, when he was in his final weeks as president and refusing to accept his election defeat.