Reward for Info on Capitol Hill Pipe Bomber Raised to $500,000
Crime
Reward for Info on Capitol Hill Pipe Bomber Raised to $500,000
2023-01-04 21:26:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the planting of two pipe bombs on Capitol Hill in January 2021 has been raised to $500,000. The bombs were placed near the headquarters... Read More

Trump Argues Documents FBI Seized Were Personal in His Latest Court Battle
Litigation
Trump Argues Documents FBI Seized Were Personal in His Latest Court Battle
2022-11-14 22:21:12
by Tom Ramstack

MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against FBI allegations he illegally took secret documents from the White House that he stored in his home. In a court filing last week that a judge unsealed Monday, Trump says... Read More

Trump Associate Denies Illegal Foreign Lobbying for United Arab Emirates
Law
Trump Associate Denies Illegal Foreign Lobbying for United Arab Emirates
2022-10-25 20:59:58
by Tom Ramstack

NEW YORK — Real estate investment mogul Thomas J. Barrack Jr. testified in a New York courtroom Monday that his affiliation with Donald Trump's presidency was "disastrous" for his business and personal life. He is charged with lying to the... Read More

Russian Policy Analyst’s Trial Starts on Charge of Lying About Trump Campaign
Law
Russian Policy Analyst’s Trial Starts on Charge of Lying About Trump Campaign
2022-10-10 19:28:06
by Tom Ramstack

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Russian public policy analyst is scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of lying to the FBI during the 2016 investigation of whether the Russian government tried to help... Read More

Package Explodes on Boston Campus; 1 Injured, FBI Involved
In The States
Package Explodes on Boston Campus; 1 Injured, FBI Involved

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the... Read More

Panel: Archives Still Not Certain It Has All Trump Records
Congress
Panel: Archives Still Not Certain It Has All Trump Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is still not certain that it has custody of all Donald Trump's presidential records even after the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago club, a congressional committee said in a letter Tuesday. The House Committee... Read More

Judge Tosses Trump’s Russia Probe Suit Against Clinton, FBI
Courts
Judge Tosses Trump's Russia Probe Suit Against Clinton, FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has dismissed Donald Trump's lawsuit against 2016 Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former top FBI officials, rejecting the former president's claims that they and others acted in concert to concoct the Russia... Read More

Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors
Law
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors
2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

Florida Judge Opts to Move Slowly on Trump Special Master Request
Law
Florida Judge Opts to Move Slowly on Trump Special Master Request
2022-09-01 21:10:02
by Dan McCue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by former President Donald Trump in 2020 said Thursday she would like to take more time to consider his request to appoint a special master to review documents... Read More

Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid
Law Enforcement
Court Filing Reveals More Details Behind Mar-a-Lago Raid
2022-08-31 15:15:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A court filing by the Justice Department on Tuesday reveals new details on the reasoning behind its decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home earlier this month — namely that it had obtained evidence... Read More

Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Released
Law Enforcement
Redacted Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Released
2022-08-26 18:43:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After months of back and forth with former President Donald Trump and his lawyer, the Justice Department felt it had “probable cause” to believe top secret and other classified documents were still being kept at Trump’s Florida residence,... Read More

Magistrate Judge to Release Redacted Affidavit on Mar-a-Lago Search
Law
Magistrate Judge to Release Redacted Affidavit on Mar-a-Lago Search
2022-08-25 20:39:26
by Dan McCue

PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal magistrate judge on Thursday said he would release a heavily redacted version of the affidavit the FBI used to convince him to green light a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. “I... Read More

Judge Orders DOJ to Redact Affidavit as He Considers Its Unsealing
Law
Judge Orders DOJ to Redact Affidavit as He Considers Its Unsealing
2022-08-18 20:59:36
by Dan McCue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A federal judge Thursday ordered the Justice Department to propose redactions to the affidavit used to justify a search warrant the FBI used last week to search former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago. Federal... Read More

FBI Warns of Violent Threats After Search of Trump’s Home
Law Enforcement
FBI Warns of Violent Threats After Search of Trump’s Home
2022-08-15 20:37:02
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning this week about the increased risk of politically motivated "violent threats" following the Aug. 8 search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. Many of the threats are directed at law enforcement and government... Read More

FBI Seized ‘Top Secret’ Documents from Trump Home
Law Enforcement
FBI Seized ‘Top Secret’ Documents from Trump Home
2022-08-12 21:16:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former President Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home on Monday, revealing for the first time that the FBI is investigating him for... Read More

Trump Home Search: Judge Deciding on Unsealing the Warrant
Justice
Trump Home Search: Judge Deciding on Unsealing the Warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's request to unseal the warrant that authorized the FBI to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. Attorney General Merrick Garland... Read More

Five Indicted for Spying and Harassing Chinese Dissidents Living in the US
Law
Five Indicted for Spying and Harassing Chinese Dissidents Living in the US
2022-07-08 18:55:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in New York indicted five men Thursday on charges of spying and carrying out political repression against U.S. citizens who were critics of the Chinese government. One of the men indicted is a current... Read More

White Supremacists are Riling up Thousands on Social Media
Law Enforcement
White Supremacists are Riling up Thousands on Social Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white... Read More

Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
Cybersecurity
Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
2022-05-06 18:21:59
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice can now get a handle on the number of cybercrimes happening in the U.S. after President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday granting the department the ability to track crimes that have... Read More

FBI Used Electronic Surveillance in 3.4M Warrantless Searches
Law Enforcement
FBI Used Electronic Surveillance in 3.4M Warrantless Searches
2022-05-02 23:17:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI is enduring a backlash after intelligence agencies’ annual transparency report to Congress last month revealed that it conducted nearly 3.4 million warrantless searches of Americans’ electronic data in the previous year.  The agency collected the information... Read More

FBI Warns of Ransomware Attackers Using Sophisticated Program
Cybercrime
FBI Warns of Ransomware Attackers Using Sophisticated Program
2022-04-26 21:06:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning that computer hackers most likely based in Russia have compromised at least 60 organizations since last month with a new generation of a sophisticated programming language.  The targets of the ransomware attacks have included... Read More

FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
Cybercrime
FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
2022-04-22 21:13:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI issued a warning this week to farm cooperatives that ransomware attackers are increasingly trying to disrupt their operations during the planting and harvest seasons. The FBI announcement was one of several warnings about cyberattacks that are... Read More

Accused Spies Granted Bail as Secret Service Investigates
Law
Accused Spies Granted Bail as Secret Service Investigates
2022-04-13 23:26:34
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., released two accused spies on bail Wednesday after prosecutors failed to show they were flight risks or a threat to national security. The two men, Haider Ali and Arian Taherzadeh, had been... Read More

Senators Demand Explanation About FBI Investigation Lapses
Law Enforcement
Senators Demand Explanation About FBI Investigation Lapses
2022-03-30 20:30:09
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — High-ranking members of the Senate are calling on the FBI to explain what appear to be a series of blunders in the agency’s recent investigations of political officials and organizations. A newly revealed internal audit from 2019 said... Read More

FBI Issues Warning to Election and Other Officials About Login Harvesting Scheme
Cybercrime
FBI Issues Warning to Election and Other Officials About Login Harvesting Scheme
2022-03-30 19:37:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning to election and other state and local government officials about invoice-themed phishing emails that could be used to harvest officials’ login information. If successful, the agency warned in a “Private... Read More

Government Settles for $127.5M With Families of School Shooting Victims
Litigation
Government Settles for $127.5M With Families of School Shooting Victims
2022-03-18 21:06:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government agreed this week to pay $127.5 million to families of students killed by a gunman in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.... Read More

FBI Raid May Complicate Cuellar’s Bid for Reelection
Justice
FBI Raid May Complicate Cuellar’s Bid for Reelection
2022-01-25 21:04:54
by Reece Nations

LAREDO, Texas — Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is entangled in an FBI investigation stemming from his ties to the Republic of Azerbaijan ahead of a tightly contested March 1 primary election. It is unclear at this time whether Cuellar and... Read More

FBI Cracks Down on Organizations Accused of Cashing In on the Pandemic
COVID-19
FBI Cracks Down on Organizations Accused of Cashing In on the Pandemic
2022-01-24 17:16:18
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON —  The FBI is investigating an Illinois company that has received $124 million from the federal government for COVID-19 testing after reports the owners were using part of the money for lavish lifestyles. FBI agents raided the headquarters in... Read More

FBI Warns of More Threats Against Religious Groups
Law Enforcement
FBI Warns of More Threats Against Religious Groups
2022-01-18 21:53:07
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to faith-based organizations Monday warning them they remain potential targets of violent extremists. The letter followed an extremist’s attack this weekend on a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The... Read More

Delaware Teen Charged in Gunpoint Carjacking of Congresswoman
Law Enforcement
Delaware Teen Charged in Gunpoint Carjacking of Congresswoman
2021-12-27 20:49:23
by Dan McCue

PHILADELPHIA — A 19-year-old Wilmington, Delaware, man has been charged in connection with the armed carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon last week. Josiah Brown was one of five individuals who were apprehended in Scanlon’s 2017 Acura MDX hours after... Read More

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