Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

The Latest: $10K reward, FBI joins Nevada homicide probe

Jan. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into multiple homicides in northern Nevada (all times local, PST): 11:30 a.m. Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in the investigation of multiple homicides in northern Nevada that investigators say may be linked. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam...

Firm: Oklahoma securities agency's computer files breached

Jan. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation has been launched after a cybersecurity research team discovered a computer server operated by the Oklahoma agency that protects investors had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public, the agency's administrator said Thursday. Oklahoma Department of...

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket

Jan. 17, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket, guns and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a...

The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI

Jan. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother would have been willing to cooperate with the FBI and did not need to be jailed as a...

After FBI raid, Scranton mayor denies wrongdoing

Jan. 16, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor whose house was raided by the FBI last week says through his lawyer that he believes the investigation has to do with campaign finance. Paul Walker, a lawyer for Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright, says the Democrat "vehemently denies wrongdoing" and believes the FBI...

Lawyer: Policeman won't be charged in child sex abuse probe

Jan. 16, 2019 12:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in his department's Youth Explorer program won't face state charges. News outlets report that Louisville police Officer Brad Schuhmann won't be prosecuted by the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office....

FBI investigates fatal officer-involved shooting

Jan. 16, 2019 8:39 AM EST

WHITE LAKE, S.D. (AP) — The FBI says it's investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting at a rest stop in southern South Dakota. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith says a federal officer shot and killed a person at the eastbound Interstate 90 rest stop in Aurora County Sunday about 8 p.m. Smith says the shooting...

The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

Jan. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes the president's pick for attorney general will "do well" in a confirmation vote before the Senate. Republican Sen. Lindsey...

FBI: Texas bomber had no known links to terror, hate groups

Jan. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The FBI has determined that the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to terror organizations or hate groups, but a motive for the attacks remains a mystery. Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any "recognized ideology" when he launched the deadly...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers

Jan. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation as "fatally misconceived," he...