Latest U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation News

Biden pick for key DOJ job criticized over deal in sex case

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department’s criminal division is facing new scrutiny over a plea deal he brokered with a Louisiana district attorney who was accused of coercing sexual favors from as many as two dozen women. A former FBI agent...

Tennessee man arrested in connection with Capitol riot

Apr. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Michael Timbrook, 56, of Cookeville, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds and violent entry and...

Sikh group wants probe of gunman's possible supremacist link

Apr. 20, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Sikh civil rights organization called on law enforcement Tuesday to investigate whether a former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people — four of them Sikhs — at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week had any ties to hate groups. The...

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...