Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program, officials say

Mar 30, 2015

Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program, officials say

The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits. After ...

Mar 20, 2015

FBI investigating hanging death of missing black man in Mississippi

Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday. The investigation involves the FBI, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney’s ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to assist Islamic State

A U.S. Air Force veteran has been charged with trying to provide support for the Islamic State militant group, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in New York City indicted Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh for attempting to provide material support to ...

Feb 25, 2015

U.S. missionary kidnapped in central Nigeria

U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped by several people in the central Nigerian state of Kogi on Monday, according to her church. “Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria,” Bishop David Kendall ...

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

Feb 13, 2015

FBI director: U.S. at crossroads on race relations, policing

The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting “hard truths” that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most expansive take ...

U.S.  analysis suggests Philippine forces killed terror suspect

Feb 5, 2015

U.S. analysis suggests Philippine forces killed terror suspect

DNA analysis suggests that Philippine authorities have killed one of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terror suspects in a recent clash with Muslim rebels, the FBI said Wednesday. Philippine President President Benigno Aquino III last week said that the suspect, a Malaysian called Zulkifli bin ...

Jan 26, 2015

FBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jetliners

Federal law enforcement officials are continuing to pursue a suspect after recent bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes, an FBI agent said Sunday. “We certainly take these types of threats seriously and we’re pursuing ...

Jan 12, 2015

Decision on Petraeus leak allegations not yet final, Holder says

The Justice Department hasn’t made a final decision about whether to prosecute retired Army Gen. David Petraeus for allegedly providing government secrets to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. “I don’t want to comment ...

Jan 8, 2015

Investigators: Shooter at Texas VA hospital was ex-employee

A man who fatally shot a doctor at a Texas veterans’ hospital before turning the gun on himself was a former clerk at the clinic who had threatened the victim in 2013, the FBI said Wednesday. The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting ...

Jan 8, 2015

Sony hackers 'got sloppy' and posted from North Korea addresses: FBI

FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that hackers behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment provided key clues to their identity by sometimes posting material from IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government. The hackers, who called themselves “Guardians of Peace,” ...