Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

Dec. 06, 2021 18:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department told relatives of Emmett Till on Monday that it is ending its latest investigation into the 1955 lynching of the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. ...

Mom of Illinois State student wants FBI to investigate death

Dec. 03, 2021 22:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights attorney joined Jelani Day's mother Friday to demand the FBI take charge of an investigation into why the Illinois State University graduate student disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river. Ben Crump...

FBI: Dayton mass shooter fantasized about killing for years

Nov. 29, 2021 13:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man who gunned down nine people in Dayton, Ohio, two years ago had fantasized about mass shootings, serial killings and murder-suicide for at least a decade before carrying out the Aug. 4, 2019, attack, the FBI said Monday as it announced the conclusion of its...

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

Nov. 24, 2021 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior. ...

Top 2 Pennsylvania school pension system execs out of jobs

Nov. 22, 2021 14:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The top two executives at Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system will leave their jobs under resolutions approved by the system's board Thursday, amid two federal investigations into the agency and calls by board members for their resignations over lackluster...

Arizona man convicted of threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2021 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona says a man from Bullhead, Arizona, has been convicted of threatening to kill or harm Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Friday statement from the office said a jury found 77-year-old Steven...

Feds confirm Project Veritas raids were part of theft probe

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors confirmed Friday in a court filing that FBI agents seized phones and electronic devices from people connected with the conservative group Project Veritas as part of an investigation into interstate transportation of stolen property. ...

White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

Nov. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EST

In June, three Florida prison guards who boasted of being white supremacists beat, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on an inmate who screamed “I can’t breathe!” at a prison near the Alabama border, according to a fellow inmate who reported it to the state. The...

'Fundamental justice:' Judge clears 2 in Malcolm X slaying

Nov. 18, 2021 19:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death. Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the...

Cops search 4 Colorado locations in election security probe

Nov. 17, 2021 19:15 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — An FBI-led law enforcement task force searched four western Colorado locations, including the home of an elections clerk, amid an investigation into allegations that the clerk was involved in a security breach of elections equipment earlier this year, a district...