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Stories with organization: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:29 am

    WASHINGTON - The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.

  • FBI ends visa-for-investment probe, no prosecutions sought 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:16 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The FBI announced Monday it has closed its investigation into South Dakota's investment-for-visa program and the state's U.S. Attorney would not pursue any prosecution.

  • Wrestling promoter led double life as informant 
    Updated: May-31-15 11:44 am

    MEDFORD, Oregon - Sitting in the living room of his home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Rico Valentino listened as two white supremacists hatched a scheme. What was needed, they said, was a smaller group, a specific target and a specific plan. A bomb.

  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.

  • AP Interview: New FBI official Ohio discusses terror threat story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 12:07 pm

    CINCINNATI - The new head of the FBI's wide-ranging Cincinnati division says the threat of homegrown terrorists in her native state is surprising and scary.

  • Chicago police asked to keep racially charged photo sealed story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 5:52 pm

    CHICAGO - Chicago police asked a judge to seal a photograph of two white officers holding rifles over a black man wearing deer antlers in an effort to protect the unidentified black man's privacy, an argument that sparked skepticism Thursday by some community activists.

  • Investigators search homes of 3 New York political figures 
    Updated: May-28-15 5:25 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - Federal and state law enforcement officers executed search warrants Thursday at the homes of three New York political figures, including a former deputy mayor and a former county Democratic chairman.

  • FBI says it's fully probing Wal-Mart shooting 
    Updated: May-28-15 3:40 pm

    CINCINNATI - The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.

  • FBI says it's investigating identity theft at IRS 
    Updated: May-28-15 11:32 am

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says it's begun an investigation into the theft of personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an Internal Revenue Service website.

  • Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-27-15 8:56 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.

  • US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm

    ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

  • FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.

  • FBI, police find no threat on EVA Air plane at LA airport 
    Updated: May-26-15 10:27 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Someone called in a threat to a flight from Taiwan that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, but nothing dangerous was found on board, authorities said.

  • Investigation sought into threats sent to 2 Arizona mosques 
    Updated: May-26-15 6:00 pm

    PHOENIX - A civil rights group has asked the FBI to investigate a threatening letter sent to a Phoenix mosque that was once a place of worship for suspects in a shooting three weeks ago at a Texas cartoon contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed 
    Updated: May-25-15 12:53 am

    WASHINGTON - A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

  • 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.