Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Montana creates full-time human trafficking team in Billings

Oct. 16, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana state officials have announced the creation of its first full-time human trafficking team after the FBI reduced the time its lead agent spends on the issue by half. The Billings Gazette reported Tuesday that a recently passed law provided about $520,000 for the work and gave...

FBI helping in investigation of homicide recorded on video

Oct. 15, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI is assisting police in Anchorage with the investigation of a homicide captured in photos and video on a camera memory card. FBI Special Agent Steve Forrest said the agency is helping investigate the death of Kathleen Henry, 30, whose remains were discovered Oct. 2 by a...

Hearing examines video that wasn't disclosed in terror case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Surveillance video taken on the day that two Phoenix men left for suburban Dallas to attack a 2015 Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest shows them in religious clothing, one of the men with a handgun on his hip and both carrying unspecified objects out of their apartment, an FBI agent has...

Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold cases

Oct. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

Most of the women in Samuel Little's hand-drawn portraits seem to be frowning. Their hair is short and curly or long and straight. They stare straight ahead or slightly off to the side. Some wear lipstick and jewelry. Little, whom the FBI identified this month as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history,...

'White Boy Rick' scheduled for early Florida prison release

Oct. 12, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected. The Detroit News reports that Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe Jr. is scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020. His original April 2021 release date has been moved up for good behavior....

Illinois state senator quits powerful panel amid FBI probe

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for possible bribery and fraud involving state construction work resigned Friday as head of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee, hours after the chamber released an unredacted search warrant revealing more details about...

Decades after her daughter's death, a mother gets answers

Oct. 11, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The faded photo of Rosie Hill shows a smiling teenager with her hands on her hips and a pink hat on her head, standing on the front porch of her mother's house. More than 35 years after the image was taken, her mother sits on the couch of that same house in Memphis, Tennessee, holding...

The Latest: Pritzker board member resigns amid senator probe

Oct. 11, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a federal investigation into Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval (all times local): 3:30 p.m. An appointee of Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has stepped down from the Illinois Tollway board after he was mentioned as part of a federal investigation into a state...

Judge to examine failure to disclose video in terror case

Oct. 11, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge will hold a hearing Tuesday over the FBI's failure to turn over surveillance footage to an Arizona man until three years after he was convicted of providing guns to two friends who launched a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas. Attorneys for Abdul...

Exelon: Another federal subpoena received on lobbying

Oct. 10, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Exelon says in a new public filing that it and its electric utility, ComEd, have received a second federal subpoena asking about lobbying in Illinois and communications with a state senator whose offices the FBI recently raided. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday says...