Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

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...

Ex-Detroit officer pleads guilty in federal corruption probe

Nov. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit police officer has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes as part of a federal corruption investigation into the city's towing practices and other matters. Alonzo Jones, 55, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s...

US faces 'heightened threat' in holiday season, DHS says

Nov. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. faces a “heightened threat environment” from domestic extremists and people inspired by foreign terrorist groups with the approach of the holiday season, the Department of Homeland Security warned Wednesday. While DHS said it had no...

Former priest pleads guilty to lying to investigators

Nov. 10, 2021 15:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defrocked priest pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of making false statements to FBI agents investigating clergy abuse. Former Philadelphia priest Robert Brennan, 83, changed his plea to guilty Wednesday in federal court, according to court...