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Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying” and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump’s …


FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor’s homes, City Hall

Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore’s embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children’s books to disguise government kickbacks.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Police: Motorist said he drove into people, did not say why

The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

FBI says woman who threatened Columbine was ‘infatuated’ with the shooting. She’s still at large.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they said traveled to Colorado and threatened the schools. They described her as “armed” and “extremely dangerous” and said she was …


Judge considers whether terror watchlist is unconstitutional

A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

FBI rejects teen’s claim to be long-missing boy – Timmothy Pitzen of Aurora, Illinois

The FBI said Thursday DNA tests disproved the claim of a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town that he was an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years …


Trump says FBI, DOJ to review Jussie Smollett case

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the “outrageous” case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an “embarrassment” to the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 Max

The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already being conducted by U.S. Department of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen’s phones with controversial device

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.


Ex-FBI official: ‘No conspiracy’ to prevent Trump’s election

A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from …


FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme

The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 people – including two television stars – with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their …


Undocumented man sentenced to prison for organized cocaine trafficking in Eastern Washington

A man was sentenced in Spokane on Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for leading and organizing a years-long drug conspiracy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Omak man, 23, arrested for alleged threats against Washington sheriffs

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old Omak man who allegedly made Facebook posts threatening to kill law enforcement officers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.


FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would …


FBI agent injured in Cherrylane shooting

An FBI agent was shot Thursday while attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence near the Nez Perce Tribal Fish Hatchery at Cherrylane in rural Nez Perce County.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Spokane woman accused of producing child porn may have sent pictures to more than 100 people

A Spokane woman told investigators she may have sent child pornography of family members to more than 100 different people.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Spokane woman arrested in connection with producing and sharing child pornography depicting family member

A Spokane woman is accused of producing child pornography depicting a family member and sharing it with a man in Los Angeles.


The Latest: Congress set to act quickly to reopen government

Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a …


FBI director says partial shutdown is ‘mind-boggling’

The director of the FBI says the partial government shutdown is “mind-boggling, it’s short-sighted, and it’s unfair.”


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at …


Lewiston airport board faces FBI investigation

The FBI is investigating the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board for its handling of sensitive security information in the chaos immediately after the board fired Manager Stephanie Morgan …


The FBI says the Proud Boys are not an extremist group after all

A high-ranking FBI agent told reporters that the male-chauvinist group Proud Boys, who have made headlines for their part in violent clashes in Portland, Oregon, and New York, is not …


FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 – marking a rise for the third straight year – with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, …


Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

FBI is asked to probe allegations women were offered cash to accuse Mueller of sex assault

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel alerted the FBI on Tuesday to allegations that women have been offered cash to fabricate sexual assault accusations against Robert Mueller.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89

James “Whitey” Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America’s most wanted men, was slain in …