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FBI promises to respond to Congress on Holder travelupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 18:11:00

The FBI said Friday it will respond to questions from Congress on the use of FBI aircraft amid allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder is among officials who "may have used FBI planes for his own travel when aircraft were needed for FBI operations."

Agencies warn of possible anarchist activity at conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

Anarchists target political conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 19:29:00

Officials are on alert as anarchists threaten to shut down both National Conventions. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

FBI ends on-site probe at Sikh temple updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:26:00

The FBI has ended its on-scene investigation of the Sikh Temple shooting in suburban Milwaukee over the weekend, local police said on Thursday.

FBI dive team to search for missing Iowa girlsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 19:48:00

Authorities stopped draining a lake here on Thursday as authorities awaited FBI divers and sonar probes to help find two young cousins missing for nearly a week.

Feds raid City Hall of New Jersey capitalupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 19:47:00

Federal agents raided City Hall in New Jersey's capital on Thursday, one day after they swarmed the home of the city's mayor, his brother and a campaign supporter.

FBI agents find missing Matisse in undercover stingupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 21:29:00

Undercover FBI agents in Florida found what investigators believe is a stolen Henri Matisse painting that had been missing for nearly a decade, officials said Wednesday.

Needles found in sandwiches, Delta says; FBI to investigateupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 07:52:00

The FBI says it has launched an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles in four turkey sandwiches on separate Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States.

FBI, Justice Department reviewing forensic evidence in thousands of casesupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 19:43:00

The FBI and Justice Department are undertaking a broad review of thousands of criminal cases to see if any defendants were wrongly convicted based on faulty forensic analysis. An FBI official said Thursday the issue is whether in some cases FBI experts went too far in trial testimony and drew more conclusions than existing scientific techniques could support.

Will world face a malware doomsday?updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 12:10:00

Thousands are facing an Internet blackout. The FBI is warning computer users of a damaging virus.

A sober-minded guide to Internet 'Doomsday'updated: Mon Jul 09 2012 12:10:00

It's been impossible to go online or turn on a TV Monday without seeing all the breathless chatter about the "Doomsday" for the Internet, when hundreds of thousands of people were expected to abruptly lose their connection to the world's computer brain.

CNNMoney: Internet blackout for thousands begins Mondayupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 10:06:00

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users whose computers are infected with a particularly nasty virus are now unable to access the Web.

FBI sweep rescues 79 child prostitutesupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 12:46:00

The FBI says a three day law sweep targeting teenage prostitution rescued 79 children and arrested 104 suspected pimps.

FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescuedupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 12:46:00

During a three-day law enforcement sweep targeting the problem of teenage prostitution, officers rescued 79 children and arrested 104 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday.

FBI joins search for serial rapist in Ohioupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 07:52:00

Federal investigators say they have joined Cleveland Police in their search for a serial rapist, thought to be linked to four rapes and a homicide dating back to 1996.

Violent crime was down last year, but murders jumped in small townsupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 10:19:00

Violent crime dropped nationwide last year, continuing a downward trend of more than a decade, new FBI statistics show.

FBI looks into possible White House leaksupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 18:03:00

The FBI has launched an investigation into apparent leaks of classified information involving a cyberwarfare program against Iran, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Alleged murderer and rapist added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives listupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 05:43:00

The FBI has added an alleged murderer and rapist to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Fidel Urbina, a 37-year-old former Chicago resident was named to the roster Tuesday.

Canadian man arrested after disruption on airliner in Miamiupdated: Fri May 25 2012 17:03:00

A 24-year-old Canadian man will probably face federal charges after allegedly rushing to the front of an American Airlines aircraft after it landed in Miami on Friday, the FBI said.

FBI looking into bank's huge lossupdated: Fri May 18 2012 08:36:00

Jessica Yellin and Bob Lenzner discuss the huge JPMorgan Chase loss, new investigations, and the company's CEO.

Feds offer $150,000 reward in probe of hundreds of letters with white powderupdated: Wed May 16 2012 22:37:00

Federal agents have been stymied in their long search for a man who mails envelopes containing white powder and usually a message of some kind.

Former top FBI agent charged with child porn distributionupdated: Tue May 15 2012 17:04:00

A former supervisory FBI agent has been arrested and jailed on child pornography charges.

FBI: Number of officers slain on duty increased in 2011updated: Mon May 14 2012 11:41:00

Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday. The report does not include reasons for the rise.

Where is FBI agent Stephen Ivens?updated: Mon May 14 2012 07:03:00

Alina Cho gives the latest on missing FBI agent Stephen Ivens who was last seen Thursday night by his wife.

Manhunt underway for missing FBI agentupdated: Mon May 14 2012 07:03:00

A search continued early Monday for a missing FBI agent from Burbank, California, whom authorities have described as suicidal and possibly carrying a handgun.

FBI warns travelers of pop-up window cyber-attacksupdated: Fri May 11 2012 11:46:00

If you're traveling abroad, your laptop could be attacked. That much, is certain, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, which warned this week that hackers are "targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an internet connection in their hotel rooms."

FBI: Tennessee mother, daughter dead; 2 kidnapped daughters, suspect at largeupdated: Tue May 08 2012 11:01:00

The FBI said Monday night that a Tennessee mother and her 14-year-old daughter are dead, though the man they believe abducted them -- along with two other daughters -- remains at large.

FBI searching for kidnapping suspectupdated: Mon May 07 2012 06:17:00

The FBI is searching for Adam Mayes, who's considered a suspect in the abduction of a mother and her three daughters.

FBI, police look into New Orleans Saints wiretapping claimsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 17:54:00

The Louisiana State Police said Tuesday that they have joined the FBI in investigating allegations that New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis had the ability to eavesdrop on opposing coaches for nearly three seasons.

Alleged armored truck shooter caughtupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 17:17:00

A fugitive accused of stealing $2 million from an armored truck he was driving and killing his partner was caught early Tuesday in Florida, according to the FBI.

FBI: More than 300,000 could lose Web access by Julyupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 12:25:00

In the wake of a multi-million-dollar online scam, more than 300,000 computer users worldwide could find themselves without Web access this summer.

Former teacher wanted for child porn makes FBI listupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 17:57:00

A former private school teacher and camp counselor facing child pornography charges was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Tuesday.

FBI: Afghan civilian killings could spark attacks in U.S.updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:17:00

The alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier could spur retaliatory violence in the United States, a law enforcement advisory by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned.

NCAA, Auburn notify FBI about point-shaving allegationsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 08:45:00

The NCAA says it has contacted the FBI after point-shaving allegations were lodged against Auburn University's men's basketball program.

FBI offers $1 million for leads leading to safe return of missing retired agentupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 17:41:00

The FBI offered a $1 million reward Tuesday for information leading to the safe return of former Special Agent Robert Levinson, who vanished in 2007 from Kish Island, a resort area in Iran.

CNNMoney: FBI Director: Cybercrime will eclipse terrorismupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 07:55:00

Cybercriminals are becoming a threat that rivals terrorist groups like al Qaeda, according to the nation's top law enforcement official.

FBI enlists 'Gordon Gekko' in financial crimes campaignupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 18:39:00

The FBI on Monday unveiled a videotaped message from the actor who played the infamous fictional insider trader Gordon Gekko to help bolster a wide-ranging attack on financial crimes.

FBI enlists 'Gordon Gekko' in campaignupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 18:39:00

Michael Douglas appears in a public service announcement to help the FBI in a financial crimes campaign.

ICE agent killed in shootout at California federal buildingupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:48:00

A dispute between federal immigration agents that left one of them dead and another injured in southern California prompted the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to travel to the scene on Friday.

N.Y. elementary school aide accused of making child pornupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 17:20:00

A New York teacher's aide previously accused of distributing child pornography has been arrested again, this time on a charge of making such pornography, possibly on school grounds.

Hackers release private FBI call about hackersupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:43:00

The loose organization of hackers known as Anonymous released Friday a recording of a telephone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard that it said it recorded surreptitiously.

FBI & Scotland Yard phone call hackedupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:43:00

Hacker group "Anonymous" has claimed responsibility for posting a 16-minute phone call between the two agencies online.

Philippine military: Airstrikes kill top terrorists, including one on FBI list updated: Fri Feb 03 2012 06:45:00

The Philippine military said it killed a man who is on the FBI most-wanted terror list and two other senior militants Thursday in a predawn airstrike on a remote southern island.

Anonymous strikes back after feds shut piracy hub Megauploadupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 23:39:00

"Hacktivist" collective Anonymous on Thursday took credit for taking down U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and entertainment company websites, following arrests in one of the federal government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns.

U.S. broadens archaic definition of rapeupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 15:26:00

The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising a decades-old definition of rape to expand the kinds of offenses that constitute the crime and for the first time, include men as victims.

FBI agent drowns trying to save swimmer in Puerto Ricoupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 21:23:00

An FBI agent drowned Thursday in Puerto Rico while trying to save a swimmer, the FBI announced Friday.

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checksupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 20:28:00

December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys -- they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.

FBI's Sentinel project cutting costs, but concerns remainupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 17:08:00

The FBI's new system intended to streamline the electronic handling of evidence and documents is making progress toward completion, though concerns remain about its budget and whether it will meet its target deployment date, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said Friday.

CNNMoney: FBI investigating missing money at MF Globalupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 09:49:00

The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating how some $600 million of MF Global customers' money has gone missing, CNN learned Tuesday from sources close to the probe.

Violent crimes decline in first half of 2011updated: Mon Dec 19 2011 16:42:00

The number of violent crimes in the United States decreased in the first six months of the year, continuing a downward trend, according to preliminary data released Monday by the FBI.

The dos and don'ts of Googling peopleupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 17:17:00

The other week, we covered the difference between searching and stalking online. We dusted off our hands, satisfied with our ample labors, and just as we were about to sink into the deep cave of hibernation/suspended animation that we enter between columns, we received the following inquiry:

Former FBI Director Freeh thrust back into spotlight as Penn State investigatorupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 14:48:00

Spotlights are shining brightly on Louis Freeh's law firm as the former FBI director opens his investigation into how Penn State University officials handled child sex abuse allegations against a former football coach.

Georgia pediatrician arrested on child porn chargesupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 22:18:00

A Georgia pediatrician was arrested Thursday and charged in federal court with possession and receipt of child pornography, the FBI announced.

Death by mail: The anthrax lettersupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:22:00

On the 10th anniversary of the anthrax attacks, Joe Johns reports on the FBI's hunt for a rogue scientist.

FBI cracking down on Cyber Monday scamsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 14:29:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips talks with John Morton about the FBI's investigation into Cyber Monday scams.

Georgia mayor arrested in FBI child sex Internet stingupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 13:14:00

The mayor of Taylorsville, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI after attempting to meet with a minor to have sex, authorities said Friday.

FBI report: Gang membership spikes updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 19:10:00

Criminal gang membership increased as much as 40 percent in the United States during the past three years, according to an FBI report released Friday.

Son of fire chief arrested in drug schemeupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 03:31:00

The son of a former Los Angeles fire chief was arrested this week and is accused of bribing an airport official to help smuggle marijuana through Los Angeles International airport., authorities said.

FBI: Dead newborn found in cruise ship cabinupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 14:29:00

The FBI was investigating after a dead newborn baby was found onboard a Carnival cruise ship, authorities said Sunday.

FBI: D.C. package not hazardousupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 15:26:00

A suspicious object found Thursday near the reflecting pool at the U.S. Capitol was determined to be a sewer cleaning nozzle, police and the FBI said.

FBI agent's 'mental poker game' against al Qaedaupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:10:00

The FBI interrogator who bluffed al Qaeda detainees into giving up significant intelligence began his career in an unusual way.

Person can stay on FBI watch list after being cleared, document showsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:45:00

Newly released FBI documents say a person's name could be on the U.S. government's terror watch list even if terror charges have been dismissed or if the person has been acquitted in a trial.

FBI's terrorism search goes underseaupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 13:40:00

They search the ocean depths hunting for evidence left by predators deadlier than great white sharks.

FBI's terror search goes under waterupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 13:40:00

The FBI forms an elite team of divers to search for terrorism clues. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

On the run for 41 years, hijacker traced to Portugalupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 12:47:00

He had been on the run for four decades. He escaped from prison when Richard Nixon was in the White House, joined the Black Liberation Army in Detroit, hijacked a plane and (in)famously demanded that FBI agents deliver ransom money in bathing suits. And they did.

FBI: 2010 sees further decline in violent crimeupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 18:44:00

Violent crime in the United States declined 6% last year, according to statistics compiled by the FBI and released Monday.

CNNMoney: FBI raids bankrupt solar venture Solyndraupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 12:56:00

FBI agents, acting with inspectors from the Department of Energy, raided the offices of solar panel maker Solyndra on Thursday, just days after the DOE-backed company filed for bankruptcy.

FBI searches bankrupt solar energy company touted by Obamaupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:31:00

FBI agents on Thursday were searching the offices of a California solar energy company touted by President Barack Obama that recently halted operations, FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed to CNN.

FBI investigates gunshots striking congressman's Houston officeupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 20:02:00

The FBI and local Texas authorities are investigating reports of gunshots Tuesday striking the north Houston office of U.S. Rep. Gene Green, authorities said.

Despite government efforts, FBI says no let up in mortgage fraudupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 18:00:00

Despite aggressive law enforcement efforts, stricter government regulations and tighter borrowing standards, mortgage fraud "remains elevated," and may be getting worse, the FBI said Friday.

Crude bomb left on Oklahoma gas line, FBI saysupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 20:57:00

FBI agents are looking into who left what appeared to be a crude explosive device attached to a natural gas line in rural Oklahoma, the bureau said Wednesday.

FBI hunts for 3 siblings sought in bank robbery, cop shoot-outupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 17:55:00

Authorities are using digital billboards across the Southeast in their manhunt for three siblings, all in their 20s, who are wanted for an alleged armed bank robbery in Georgia and are suspects in the attempted murder of a Florida police officer, the FBI said Saturday. The crimes occurred Tuesday.

FBI's first app helps parents report missing childrenupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 17:59:00

When they're not hunting bad guys, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has designed a smartphone application for concerned parents.

My uncle was D.B. Cooper, Oklahoma woman claimsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 05:18:00

It's an extraordinary claim -- one based on a 40-year-old memory -- but one the FBI has been using in an attempt to untangle the unsolved case of skyjacker D.B. Cooper.

FBI working new lead in D.B. Cooper hijacking caseupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 11:58:00

For the past year the FBI has been actively working a new lead in the unsolved case involving skyjacker D.B. Cooper. But the information concerns a new suspect who has been dead for more than a decade, an FBI spokesman told CNN on Monday.

2008: FBI agent on D.B. Cooper caseupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 11:58:00

FBI agent Larry Carr says a parachute could help solve the mystery of what happened to famed hijacker D.B. Cooper.

People.com: D.B. Cooper Case: A New Break in 1971 Hijacking Investigationupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 07:48:00

The FBI cryptically calls it "the most promising lead we have right now"

FBI in search for missing girlupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 19:10:00

The FBI is helping to search for a missing 11-year-old girl in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. WCAX reports.

FBI joins probe into Michigan campus attacksupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 16:22:00

The FBI announced Friday it is joining a police investigation into a string of sexual assaults around the University of Michigan campus.

14 arrested in operation targeting Anonymousupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 04:30:00

Fourteen people have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting the notorious hacking collective known as Anonymous, the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI said on Tuesday.

'Fast and Furious' gun program draws Hill demand for documentsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 19:35:00

In a demand for fast -- if not furious -- action, Congressional investigators have given the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration just one week to produce documents to aid their investigation of a controversial gun-purchasing operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Suspected flight stowaway indictedupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 20:06:00

A man being held without bond was indicted Friday on charges he stowed away aboard a cross-country flight and later tried to do it again, federal authorities said.

Judge: No bond for man accused of stowing away on cross-country flightupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:27:00

A federal judge declined to set bond Friday for a man accused of stowing away aboard a cross-country flight, saying he needs more information on the suspect before potentially allowing him to walk free on bail.

Stowaway slips onto cross-country flightupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 06:27:00

A man is charged with being a stowaway after he allegedly flew from New York to Los Angeles without a boarding pass.

FBI: Stowaway slips onto cross-country flightupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 19:25:00

Authorities have charged a man with being a stowaway after he allegedly took a flight from New York to Los Angeles, even though he didn't have a proper boarding pass and was not on the flight manifest.

FBI, Westboro Baptist Church members participate in training sessionsupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 15:21:00

A law enforcement official confirms members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its controversial practice of picketing military funerals, participated in training for law enforcement officials at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.

1998: Bulger's FBI contact in courtupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 05:51:00

In 1998, former FBI agent John Connolly exercised his Fifth Amendment rights in regards to aiding "Whitey" Bulger.

Beyond the 'Whitey' Bulger lore: 19 murder victimsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:09:00

James "Whitey" Bulger left Boston 16 years ago in the dark of night, a brash high-echelon FBI snitch one step ahead of a racketeering indictment. He returned last week under the glare of camera lights, a stooped 81-year-old man in shackles.

How the feds caught 'Whitey' Bulgerupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:09:00

Kara Finnstrom reports that the arrest of accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger in Santa Monica is the talk of the town.

People.com: FBI Captures Mob Boss James 'Whitey' Bulgerupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 15:51:00

The legendary Boston crime figure, wanted for 19 murders, is arrested in California

FBI seeks clues on TV talk shows updated: Tue Jun 21 2011 06:21:00

The FBI runs ads on TV shows watched primarily by women to seek tips on two fugitives.

Jihadi Web forums suggest targets for terrorupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 16:24:00

A potential hit list suggesting individuals in U.S. government, industry and the media was posted on jihadi Web forums, according to an FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by CNN.

ACLU: FBI guideline proposals open door 'to all kinds of abuses'updated: Mon Jun 13 2011 16:55:00

The FBI says it is merely "fine-tuning" some of its rules on conducting investigations, but the ACLU claims the changes amount to granting agents "broad new powers" to snoop.

Lawmakers indicate support for extending FBI director's termupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:01:00

Senators of both political parties said Wednesday they support extending FBI Director Robert Mueller's term for two more years but are worried about a legal constitutional challenge.

Should Mueller head FBI two more years?updated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:01:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on whether to extend FBI Director Robert Mueller's term two more years.

Effort to extend FBI director's term heads to Senate committeeupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 05:40:00

President Barack Obama's request for FBI Director Robert Mueller to stay on for another two years takes an important step Wednesday, when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on what could be a precedent-setting job extension.

FBI reports violent crime continued to decline in 2010updated: Mon May 23 2011 13:06:00

It's becoming a familiar story and a welcome one: Violent crime continues to decline.

Mueller bumped, bruised -- but largely backed -- for FBI extensionupdated: Fri May 13 2011 20:24:00

It will take an act of Congress to keep Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI, and all signs indicate that's precisely what lawmakers will do.

Suspect in $7 million robbery arrested after decades as fugitiveupdated: Wed May 11 2011 15:08:00

A 65-year-old suspect in a $7 million Connecticut robbery was arrested more than two decades after the heist, the FBI said in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

More alarming letters arrive at public schools in nation's capitalupdated: Fri May 06 2011 19:14:00

Authorities in the District of Columbia responded Friday to several more suspicious letters arriving in the mail at public schools around the city, a day after more than two dozen similar envelopes arrived at city schools.

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