Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

Aug. 15, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell...

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former...

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

Aug. 15, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as...

Google rebuffs FBI request for user location data

Aug. 15, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Court documents show the FBI demanded Google hand over user location data while investigating a series of armed robberies in Maine. According to the search warrant as first reported by Forbes magazine, the FBI wanted data from every person using Google location services near two or...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 15, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: ___ The Times-Herald Record on the crackdown of voter fraud Aug. 14 There's an old joke with many variations but the general pattern is the same. A guy finds someone doing something odd, asks why and gets the explanation that it's to...

AP Interview: FBI eyes plethora of river-related threats

Aug. 15, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of them...

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Aug. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman. The illegal partnership began about 15 years ago when Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer — who...

The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

Aug. 13, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok (all times local): 7 p.m. The longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages has been fired by the agency. The FBI began reviewing the employment of Peter Strzok (struhk) after the...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Aug. 13, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok's employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered last year....

Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over anti-Trump texts

Aug. 13, 2018 11:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyer: FBI fires agent Peter Strzok, former Russia probe investigator, over anti-Trump texts.