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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, 12:48 p.m.

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, 4:49 p.m.

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, 5:31 p.m.

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, 10:21 p.m.

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, 4:52 p.m.

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, 7:31 p.m.

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, 4:48 p.m.

‘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, 10:12 p.m.

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, 9:35 p.m.

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, 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 …