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Stories with organization: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

  • Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble story has video
    Updated: May-23-15 4:26 am

    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

  • 2 men charged in California in terrorism probe 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:28 pm

    SANTA ANA, California - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.

  • Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats 
    Updated: May-22-15 12:22 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.

  • Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority 
    Updated: May-21-15 10:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress weighs the future of government surveillance authority.

  • FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:48 am

    BOISE, Idaho - An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.

  • Race canceled amid anxiety over Colorado roadway shootings story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 11:52 pm

    DENVER - The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a popular annual race, while a lack of details in the case fuels speculation that Windsor's first homicide in eight years is linked to a nearby highway shooting.

  • More than 70 arrests after investigation into street gang 
    Updated: May-20-15 2:36 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - More than 70 people have been arrested after a long-running investigation into a New Jersey street gang on charges, including drug trafficking, witness intimidation, and a plot to kill an FBI agent, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

  • Security expert said he accessed plane controls mid-flight 
    Updated: May-18-15 9:47 pm

    A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit.

  • Security expert said he accessed plane controls mid-flight 
    Updated: May-18-15 6:59 pm

    A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit.

  • Investigators suspect fugitive lawyer had help from partner 
    Updated: May-18-15 2:42 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa lawyer facing fraud charges is suspected of getting help from a business associate while he spent five years running from the FBI, according to search warrant materials unsealed Monday at the request of The Associated Press.

  • Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes 
    Updated: May-16-15 11:31 am

    CINCINNATI - The father of one of the men described him as a stay-at-home "Mommy's boy," while the other young man's attorney said he was "a normal 23-year-old kid."

  • Emails show FBI privacy concerns about license-plate readers 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • FBI searches Berks wood for teen missing since 1979 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:49 am

    PLEASANTVILLE, Pennsylvania - FBI agents searched a wooded area in Berks County for the third time in just over a year as part of a cold case investigation into the 1979 disappearance of a 16-year-old.

  • 2 ex-Los Angeles sheriff's brass face jail corruption charge 
    Updated: May-15-15 5:46 am

    LOS ANGELES - When Los Angeles sheriff's deputies discovered an inmate with a smuggled phone was working with the FBI to expose inmate abuse by guards, word quickly went to the upper ranks of the embattled agency.

  • FBI investigates pornographic image on electronic billboard 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:07 am

    ATLANTA - The FBI is investigating who possibly hacked an electronic billboard after it displayed a pornographic image in Georgia.

  • North Vegas mayor denies impropriety in computer images case story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 6:08 pm

    LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said Wednesday he did nothing wrong asking city police to remove what he thought were images of child pornography from his tablet computer.

  • Baltimore landfill workers accused of theft, taking bribes 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:35 pm

    BALTIMORE - Five Baltimore public works employees have been accused of taking bribes and stealing scrap metal at city landfills.

  • FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 5:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head.

  • Police say they didn't see FBI bulletin before Texas attack story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 8:40 pm

    GARLAND, Texas - Hours before two would-be terrorists attacked a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, the FBI sent local authorities the license plate number and photo of one of the shooters, who had a prior terrorism-related conviction, but police said Monday they didn't see the intelligence bulletin in time.

  • FBI says U.K. man accused of rape may have more victims 
    Updated: May-09-15 5:20 pm

    EUGENE, Oregon - A man from Wales accused of traveling to Oregon to rape a 10-year-old girl he met through an online chat program has previously traveled to other states in the United States, and there might be other victims, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

  • Feds: Grandmother hid pill mill ring behind suburban facade 
    Updated: May-09-15 1:28 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - To neighbors, Sylvia Hofstetter was a wealthy businesswoman and grandmother who threw extravagant pool parties and went all out to decorate her upscale suburban home on Christmas and Halloween.

  • FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas attack story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-08-15 1:39 am

    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators learned several hours before a provocative cartoon contest in Texas that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up and alerted local authorities, but had no indication that he planned to attack the event, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.

  • Chicago Police officer gets 1-year sentence for fraud 
    Updated: May-07-15 3:49 am

    CHICAGO - A former Chicago police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison for participating in a scheme to steer business to certain tow truck operators in return for bribes.

  • FBI offers $5,000 reward in probe of Reno KFC firebombing 
    Updated: May-06-15 5:43 pm

    RENO, Nevada - FBI agents investigating an attempted fire bombing at a fast-food restaurant offered a $5,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for what authorities believe was an act of domestic terrorism.