Here's the latest for Wednesday March 3rd: Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol; CDC is warning against virus fatigue; US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base and Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office.
ED DONAHUE: This is AP News Minute. Capitol Police say they have uncovered intelligence of a possible plot by a militia group to breach the US Capitol Thursday, nearly two months after a mod stormed the iconic building. The threat appears to be connected to a far right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that former President Donald Trump will rise again to power on March 4th.
The Biden administration is warning against virus fatigue as many states begin easing COVID restrictions. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the nation is at a critical nexus in the pandemic, and the next two months are pivotal in determining the remaining course of the pandemic.
The Pentagon says a US contractor died of a heart attack during a rocket attack at an air base in Western Iraq. The rocket attack was the first since the US struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq Syria border last week.
And New York Governor Andrew Cuomo apologized Wednesday, saying he learned an important lesson about his own behavior around women, but vowed to remain in office. Cuomo had avoided public appearances for days, as some fellow Democrats called for him to resign amid sexual harassment allegations. Ed Donahue, the Associated Press, with AP News Minute.