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AP sources: FBI to keep states in loop on election breaches

The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials told The Associated Press.

FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of pro-gun rally

FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading …

FBI: 19-year-old arrested, charged in Houston mercury spill

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston, leading dozens of people to be decontaminated as a precaution, FBI said Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Michael Flynn’s sentencing set for Jan. 28 after judge rejects his attacks on the FBI, Justice Department

A federal judge on Monday rejected Michael Flynn’s attacks against the FBI and the Justice Department, setting a long-delayed sentencing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser for Jan. …

Comey: ‘Real sloppiness’ in Russia probe but no misconduct

Former FBI Director James Comey is acknowledging that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness“ in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide.

James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.

For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting a counterintelligence investigation of Russia’s interference in the …

Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Saudi gunman tweeted against U.S. before naval base shooting

The FBI is confirming it is operating on the assumption that the deadly attack at the Pensacola, Florida, naval base by a Saudi flight student was an act of terrorism, …

Report will clear FBI of misdeeds in Russia investigation

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has determined that political bias did not influence the federal investigation of potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, according to people …

Spokane man who sold FBI agents meth sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison

Daniel F. Humphrey, 43, was given 140 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty in September to distribution of 50 grams or more of …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser

US issues $20 million reward for American missing in Iran

The Trump administration on Monday offered a reward of up to $20 million for information about Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and imposed …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Ryan Lee pleads guilty to harassment for LC threats but maintains innocence

Ryan B. Lee, 19, originally faced seven felony counts for a string of messages that began in May 2018 and forced school officials to beef up security and made some …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Church in north Spokane littered with flyers promoting neo-Nazi group, race war

“I’m really concerned about the safety of the people at my church,” the church’s pastor said.

FBI: Inmate is most prolific serial killer in US history

The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath, faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department …

Watchdog: Comey violated FBI policies in handling of memos

Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday. The report also …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

FBI, Facebook could clash over privacy vs. monitoring

The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Former-FBI official Andrew McCabe sues over his firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has sued the FBI and the Justice Department over his firing

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Agent fired over anti-Trump text messages sues FBI, Justice

A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

FBI: Delivery drivers involved in Amazon theft ring

The two contract delivery drivers working for Amazon had a clear-cut assignment: They were supposed to bring packages from a warehouse south of Seattle to a post office for shipping, …

FBI’s Wray dodges questions on Mueller report’s findings

FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel’s Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when …

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s watch. Last week, two of …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his comments earlier this week that he might not contact law enforcement if he were to be offered

Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d be open to accepting it

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs – including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots – that can be searched using facial recognition technology.

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

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.