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Obama may back FBI proposal for expansive Internet wiretapping powers

The United States may soon require Internet companies to build in the capacity to let federal investigators wiretap their users, according to The New York Times. The Obama administration is weighing a proposal that would fine companies that do not comply with wiretap orders. An earlier proposal by the Federal…

FBI releases photos of three Benghazi attack suspects

US authorities on Wednesday released pictures of three men it said were present during the September 11, 2012 attack on the US mission in eastern Libya, saying it wanted to question them. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website did not say whether the three men — all of whom appear…

Obama defends FBI actions on Boston bombing suspect

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI from suggestions it might have prevented the Boston marathon bombing by acting on warnings about one of the suspects. Russia had advised US authorities about ethnic Chechen Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 and the possibility he was slipping into the grips of hardline…

Former Romney intern arrested for using nude pics to blackmail 15 women

A former intern for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was arrested Tuesday over an alleged sexual extortion scheme. In a press release, the FBI said 21-year-old Adam Savader allegedly stalked 15 different women from three states between May 2012 and this past February. The New York Daily News reported that…

FBI’s ‘most wanted’ Eric Justin Toth captured in Nicaragua

A former American teacher, who was on the FBI’s most wanted list, was charged Tuesday with production and possession of child pornography after his extradition from Nicaragua. Eric Justin Toth, 31, briefly appeared in a Washington court, and was to be held until a preliminary hearing May 23. Toth, a…

UPDATED: Boston bombing suspects’ parents, aunt say authorities are setting them up

An aunt of the men suspected of carrying out Monday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon on Friday said that she had a hunch that the FBI may have staged a photo of her nephews at the scene of the crime, and she also had doubts about the official story behind…

U.S. soldier jailed for trying to sell military secrets to the Russians

A US soldier has been jailed for 16 years for attempting to sell military secrets to a woman he thought was a Russian spy, officials said Tuesday. Military policeman William Millay was also dishonorably discharged as part of a plea deal after admitting charges including attempted espionage and communicating national…

FBI investigating mysterious drone hovering near JFK airport

The FBI is hunting down a UFO. Really. At John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, a pilot reported seeing an unidentified black drone hovering about 2,000 feet from the ground as his plane made its final descent. The drone came within 200 feet of the plane,…

10 things the FBI won’t fire you for

A year-in-review email recently circulated to employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that leaked online this week (PDF) reveals a series of disciplinary actions taken against agents during 2012. While some of the agents’ transgressions were entertaining for how out-of-line they got, it’s also particularly interesting to highlight…

FBI examining possible Heinz insider trades

The FBI is examining possible insider trading in Heinz shares ahead of last week’s buyout announcement, after US regulators identified suspicious trades from a Swiss account, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. “We’re aware of the trading anomalies the day before the announcement,” said Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser. “And…

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