Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

Apr. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band...

FBI increases reward for info in deaths of three women

Apr. 14, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it has increased the reward being offered for information in connection with the deaths of three women found within a four-block radius of a North Carolina city four years ago. A news release says the FBI is offering...

FBI: Death at Arkansas national park believed to be homicide

Apr. 14, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The National Park Service and the FBI are investigating after a woman was found dead in a national park in Arkansas. Paige Autumn White, 32, was found dead March 27 in Hot Springs National Park but her name wasn't released until Tuesday. ...

FBI-led task force created to fight Portland gun violence

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new FBI-led task force will work with police in Portland, Oregon, to build cases against people responsible for an increase in shootings. Creating a multi-agency Metro Safe Streets Task Force came after much negotiation and a guarantee for set...

'Skilled predator' FBI boss harassed 8 women, watchdog finds

Apr. 12, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One woman carried a ruler at FBI headquarters so she could smack James Hendricks’ hands when he reached for her legs and breasts. Another went home shaken after he tugged on her ear and kissed her cheek during a closed-door meeting. And when Hendricks...

FBI seeks suspects after laser hits aircraft in Georgia

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — The FBI is searching for someone who pointed a laser at a military aircraft in March. Investigators are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible. The FBI says that around 9:50 a.m. on...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation Friday into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a broader...

FBI profiler donates files 25 years after Unabomber arrest

Apr. 10, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — When FBI agents arrested Ted Kaczynski at his remote Montana cabin 25 years ago today, they knew a lot about the famous recluse whose 17-year string of bombings killed three people and injured 24. Much of what they knew,...

Police offer $100K in Bay Area child missing 5 years

Apr. 08, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five years after a toddler vanished and her mother was found slain, San Francisco police Thursday offered a $100,000 reward in hopes of finding the child, who would now be grade-school age. Police also released a forensic artist's sketch of what...