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  • FBI launches Persian Facebook page to collect Levinson leads

    5 days ago

    The FBI reportedly launched a Persian-language Facebook page in an effort to collect tips from Iranians on the disappearance of Robert Levinson.

    The page looking for leads on Levinson, a Jewish-American who went missing in 2007, went live in recent weeks, The Associated Press...

  • Oregon occupation leader Bundy urges remaining protesters to go home

    1 week ago

    The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go home, a day after his arrest and the death of a supporter.

    Ammon Bundy, who was taken into custody with several members of his group...

  • Another deadly 21st-Century innovation: Pledging allegiance to ISIS on Facebook

    By Harold Brackman

    December 9, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    We need to transform social media from a terrorist megaphone and communications network into a tool that can be used by socially responsible individuals and nongovernmental organizations as well as law enforcement to combat the global epidemic of jihadi violence. 

    We now know...

  • California shooters discussed martyrdom before meeting

    December 9, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    A couple who massacred 14 people at a California holiday party were discussing martyrdom online a year before they met in person and married, FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday.

    Investigators were tracing the radicalization of Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik,...

  • FBI investigating California massacre as ‘act of terrorism’

    December 4, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    The FBI is investigating this week's massacre of 14 people by a married couple in California as an "act of terrorism," officials said on Friday, noting that the female shooter had pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant group Islamic State.

    Tashfeen Malik, 27, a native of...

  • What to know about Jonathan Pollard’s upcoming release

    November 16, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest.

    The former U.S. Navy analyst’s exit from a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina (where he reportedly befriended Ponzi...

  • Authorities search Indiana home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle

    July 7, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges.

    Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television...

  • South Carolina church shooting suspect got gun for birthday, uncle says

    June 18, 2015 | 8:55 am

    Dylann Roof, the man suspected of fatally shooting nine people at a historic African American church in South Carolina on Wednesday, was given a gun by his father as a 21st birthday present in April, his uncle told Reuters on Thursday.

    Law enforcement officers were at the home of...

  • Blatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandal

    June 2, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly quitting as FIFA president in the face of a corruption investigation that has plunged the game's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.

    Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a hastily arranged news...

  • FBI chief tells Poland’s U.S. envoy he regrets Holocaust remarks

    April 23, 2015 | 9:02 am

    The head of the U.S. intelligence service told the Polish ambassador to the United States that he regretted his remarks on what Poland has said was an accusation of complicity in the Holocaust, the Polish foreign ministry said on Thursday.

    Poland now considers the matter settled,...

  • One dead, one hurt as two try to ram U.S. spy agency gates

    March 30, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, officials said.

    The two, who were dressed in women's clothes and may be transgender, tried to ram a sport utility vehicle into...

  • Mulder and Scully return as Fox TV revives ‘The X-Files’

    March 24, 2015 | 1:34 pm

    Cult television thriller "The X-Files" will return for a limited series with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their FBI agent roles, Fox Broadcasting network said on Tuesday.

    "The X-Files," which premiered on Fox in 1993, followed FBI special agents Fox Mulder...

  • How much does it cost to watch a suspected militant? Lots.

    February 24, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    In 2011, U.S. intelligence informed French authorities that a French citizen had slipped into Yemen, probably for terrorist training. In November, the French security services placed the man, Said Kouachi, under surveillance. They wiretapped his mobile phone, as well as that of his...

  • Ohio man accused of plotting government attack pleads not guilty

    January 22, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in federal court on Thursday.

    Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, is being held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to...

  • Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe

    January 21, 2015 | 9:43 am

    An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars, including Madonna, and selling their songs online, a police source said.

    A police spokesman confirmed that a 39-year-old Israeli had been detained, but...

  • U.S. blames N.Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows ‘consequences’

    December 19, 2014 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible.

    It was the first time the United States had directly accused...

  • FBI deeply concerned about destructive nature of Sony hack

    December 19, 2014 | 8:59 am

    Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood move studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. :

    "Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony...

  • Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defense firms, FBI warns

    December 12, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

    The operation is the...

  • FBI arrests 2 suspected Ferguson bomb suspects; later charged with federal firearms offenses

    November 22, 2014 | 12:33 am

    Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

    Word of the...

  • Friend of accused Boston bomber found guilty of lying to authorities

    October 28, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    A college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty on Tuesday of making false statements to authorities in a terrorism investigation, as a federal jury did not accept his defense that he had smoked so much marijuana he was too high to lie.

    Robel Phillipos,...

  • Accused Boston bomber spoke of martyrdom before attack, FBI says

    July 15, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.

    Azamat Tazhayakov is the first of Tsarnaev's friends...

  • Judge finds accused Boston bomber friend’s words to FBI voluntary

    July 15, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect did not speak involuntarily when telling FBI agents about the removal of a laptop and backpack from the suspect's room and his statements are admissible as evidence, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday.

    Lawyers for Kazakh exchange...

  • U.S. says 75 government scientists possibly exposed to anthrax

    June 19, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    As many as 75 scientists working in U.S. federal government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are being offered treatment to prevent infection from the deadly organism, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

  • FBI finds anti-Semitic material in home of K.C. shooting suspect

    May 7, 2014 | 4:49 pm

    The FBI found printouts containing addresses of synagogues and kosher eateries in the home of Kansas City shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Miller.

    Miller — who is also known as Frazier Glenn Cross – is accused of killing three people on April 13 outside the Overland Park JCC and...

  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas

    April 13, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas City suburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

    Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not...

  • The four lessons of the Boston Marathon bombing

    April 10, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    It’s unusual, but one of the most crucial findings in a recently released inspector general’s report about the Boston Marathon Bombing actually focused on something that did not take place.         

    To be released on April 15, the first anniversary of the deadly events in Boston...

  • National hate crime stats flawed, ADL charges

    November 26, 2013 | 10:46 am

    The 2012 edition of the FBI’s national Hate Crime Statistics Act report is flawed due to underreporting and a lack of participation,  the Anti-Defamation League said.

    The ADL in a statement Monday “expressed profound disappointment” that more than 25 percent of the nation’s law...

  • Outmoded divorce law a real shandah

    October 16, 2013 | 10:20 am

    The FBI arrested two prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbis and two of their associates overnight Oct. 9 in New York. Allegedly, these rabbis arranged back-alley beatings for men who refuse to divorce their wives. Understanding their alleged crimes requires a short background in Jewish...

  • U.S. asks Iran’s Rohani to free Jewish American

    August 29, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The United States asked Iran’s new president to free a Jewish American who has been detained there for six years.

    In a statement issued Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked Hassan Rohani “to work cooperatively with us” to free Robert Levinson, as well as dual...

  • FBI says man shot dead while being questioned about Boston bombings

    May 22, 2013 | 10:46 am

    An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday, the bureau said.

    A friend of the dead man identified him as 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev of Orlando, a Chechen who had previously lived in...

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