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This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

Mar. 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex...

FILE - In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now, left, taken from the video, released by his captors in Washington during a news conference. The family of retired FBI agent Levinson said Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that U.S. government officials have concluded that he has died while in the custody of Iran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died

Mar. 25, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished more than a decade ago, died while in the custody of Iran, his family and administration officials said Wednesday. The circumstances and timing of Levinson's death were unclear, but White House...

FBI: Bomb suspect dead after warrant served near Kansas City

Mar. 25, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton after a long-running domestic...

Pakistani doctor arrested in Minnesota on terrorism charge

Mar. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic research coordinator was arrested Thursday in Minnesota on a terrorism charge, after prosecutors say he told paid FBI informants that he had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the United...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, March 17, that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service attack on the networks of the Department of Health and Human Services.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Barr: FBI probing if foreign gov't behind HHS cyber incident

Mar. 17, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service attack...

Keith Gartenlaub poses for a pictures near his home Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. A former Boeing engineer, Gartenlaub, who was targeted with a FISA warrant because agents suspected him of having provided the designs of a C-17 transport plane to China. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

How national security surveillance nabs more than spies

Mar. 15, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case against Nassif Sami Daher and Kamel Mohammad Rammal, two Michigan men accused of food stamp fraud, hardly seemed exceptional. But the tool that agents used to investigate them was extraordinary: a secretive surveillance process intended to identify potential spies and terrorists....

FILE - In this Monday, June 24, 2019, file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, departs a federal courthouse after a hearing, in Washington. Trump said Sunday, March 15, 2020, that he is considering a full pardon for Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia’s ambassador before Trump took office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump considering `full' pardon for ex-adviser Michael Flynn

Mar. 15, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he is considering a full pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia’s ambassador before Trump took office. Flynn attempted to withdraw the guilty plea in...

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US surveillance powers set to temporarily expire

Mar. 12, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three surveillance powers available to the U.S. government are set to temporarily expire Sunday after a trio of senators opposed a bipartisan House bill that would renew the authorities and impose new restrictions. The Senate will consider the House bill next week, after a delay, but it...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to a meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House votes to tighten oversight of federal surveillance

Mar. 11, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has taken a first step toward addressing errors made by the FBI during its investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia, with the House passing legislation Wednesday that would impose new restrictions on the federal government's surveillance tools. The legislation is a...

FILE - This June 13, 2016 file photo shows Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Florida. Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office for at least three months in 2019 as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and former law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

AP sources: Feds wiretap former DEA supervisor in leak probe

Mar. 11, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and former...