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FBI investigating Senate staffers’ unauthorized removal of documents about CIA interrogations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether staff members for the Senate Intelligence Committee removed classified documents without authorization for use in a committee report criticizing the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation techniques, McClatchy Newspapers reported on Thursday. The FBI’s probe was instigated by a request from the…

New FBI director James Comey defends Obama’s surveillance program

The FBI’s new director says he supports the government’s electronic surveillance program as a useful, “legal” tool, even though he opposed eavesdropping activities under ex-president George W. Bush. Two weeks after taking over at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey said in an interview with AFP and several other…

U.S. murder rate higher than nearly all other developed countries: FBI data

Violent crime in the United States remained close to two-decade lows last year but the murder rate was higher than in virtually all other developed countries, official figures showed Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that violent crime inched up 0.7 percent in 2012 from the previous year, while…

Happy National Dog Day: Joint task-force busts second largest dog-fighting ring in U.S. history

On National Dog Day, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that they had assisted the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in rescuing 367 dogs in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi in what…

Ex-madam running for comptroller against Spitzer in NYC arrested for selling drugs

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former Manhattan madam who is running for New York City comptroller was arrested and charged with selling prescription pills for cash, FBI officials said on Tuesday. In the latest twist to a scandal-hit city campaign season, officials announced the arrest of 38-year-old…

Federal grand jury investigating contractor that vetted Snowden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The company that conducted the most recent security review of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into its background check processes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people involved with the probe. Federal prosecutors and…

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…

FBI arrests Mississippi man in ricin letters investigation

Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 41-year-old Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi Saturday morning in connection with a series of poison-tainted letters that were mailed to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. According to Reuters, Dutschke was taken into custody without incident at his home. Dutschke…

Mysterious intruder shoots at Tennessee nuclear plant security guard

An as-yet-unknown intruder who turned up at a Tennessee nuclear plant opened fire on private security guards before fleeing the scene, authorities said Monday. The incident was serious enough that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear plant went into a heightened state of alert, according to The Times Free…

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