Email scam nets $214m, says FBI

2015-01-23 08:15

An email scam which targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year.

US man arrested over plot to attack Capitol

2015-01-15 05:41

A 20-year-old US man has been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the justice department and FBI.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus

2015-01-10 11:35

The FBI and US prosecutors have reportedly recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA.

UK targets financial fraud with police unit

2014-12-19 10:15

Britain is to set up a specialist police unit focused on corruption and bribery, aiming to bolster its defences against white-collar crime in the financial sector.

Ferguson unrest - Two FBI agents shot

2014-11-26 15:34

Two FBI officers have been shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County though it was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson.

Gunshots hit California mosque

2014-11-04 23:41

Several gunshots have struck a Southern California mosque, but no injuries have been reported.

Another US teen arrested trying to join ISIS

2014-10-07 09:56

A 19-year-old American has left a letter expressing disgust with Western society for his parents before trying to board a plane in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join ISIS.

FBI: 12 US citizens fighting in Syria, not 100

2014-09-26 10:44

The US believes there are about 12 Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, that has been cited for months.

FBI identifies ISIS hostage executioner

2014-09-26 07:41

The US FBI says it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who murdered two kidnapped American journalists in separate videotaped beheadings, but won't say who it is.

Nigeria: No evidence US air marshal attacked in Lagos

2014-09-10 15:53

Nigeria's aviation authorities says there was no evidence for the US claim that one of its air marshals was attacked as he tried to board a flight in Lagos.

Air marshal being monitored after syringe attack

2014-09-10 08:02

A US air marshal is being monitored after being attacked with a syringe containing an unknown substance at a Nigerian airport, officials say.

US teen accused of killing mom may be pregnant

2014-08-19 11:29

Indonesian police say they have tested a US teen, detained after the discovery of her mother's battered body in a suitcase in Bali, to see if she is pregnant and are awaiting the result.

Obama urges calm after teen's fatal police shooting

2014-08-13 13:16

US President Barack Obama appealed for calm after what he called the "heartbreaking" death of a black teenager killed in a police shooting in Missouri that sparked rioting.

FBI taking over US police shooting of teen

2014-08-11 20:22

Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager.

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silencer - lab

2014-07-09 13:48

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a US official says.

Russian hacker accused of 'Zeus' malware authorship

2014-06-03 07:29

The FBI claims that Russian man charged with controlling a hacking gang that locked up hundreds of thousands of computers wrote one of the most effective pieces of malicious software ever detected.

Wanted Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

2014-05-27 13:06

A senior Hezbollah commander branded by the FBI as one of the world's most wanted terrorists has been killed fighting in Syria, residents of his village in southern Lebanon says.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier

2014-04-24 12:53

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signalled a willingness to release him but are unclear which US officials have the authority to make a deal.

Russia withheld intel on Boston bombing suspect

2014-04-10 12:56

Russia declined to provide the FBI with information about one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack, The New York Times reports

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

2014-04-03 19:53

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness is the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, authorities say.

FBI analysing pilot's flight simulator data

2014-03-19 19:44

A US official has said that the Malaysian government is seeking the FBI's help in analysing any files deleted from the home flight simulator of the pilot of the missing plane.

Pistorius phone data not yet decoded

2014-02-11 10:35

Potentially valuable data on Oscar Pistorius's iPhone has yet to be decoded in the US, just three weeks before his murder trial is due to start.

US $1 trillion bill awaits Obama signature

2014-01-17 09:12

Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown.


Controversial surveillance foiled US Capitol bomb plot

2015-01-16 08:55

US House Speaker John Boehner claims a recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government's controversial surveillance programs.

FBI mishandles large portion of evidence - report

2014-12-20 16:15

The FBI has mishandled large amounts of evidence in its offices across the US, The New York Times reported after reviewing an internal report from the investigative force.

2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

2014-11-27 10:03

A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities say.

Hackers sweep through the US government

2014-11-10 14:37

A $10bn-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyber attacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers.

FBI renews call for wider spying powers

2014-10-17 07:50

FBI chief James Comey has renewed a call for broader authority to tap into emerging technologies, saying the Edward Snowden revelations have led to unwarranted mistrust of law enforcement.

Cybercrime costing US billions: FBI chief

2014-10-06 14:38

China is waging an aggressive cyber war against the US which costs American business billions of dollars every year, the FBI has said.

FBI boss slams Apple, Google over data encryption

2014-09-26 07:49

FBI director James Comey has hit out at Apple and Google over new data-security measures designed to reassure customers wary of government prying.

US man indicted for material support to ISIS

2014-09-17 10:23

A Yemini-born US man has been indicted for allegedly providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by recruiting members for the jihadist group.

US dad accused of killing his 5 children

2014-09-10 10:32

A man is suspected of killing his five children in South Carolina and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities say.

FBI probing theft of internet credentials

2014-08-20 10:48

The US FBI is investigating a report by a US cyber security firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring

Journos held in US suburb where cops killed teen

2014-08-14 12:41

Missouri police have arrested two journalists reporting on the unrest that has roiled a US suburb after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by police, the duo says.

Police use tear gas on crowd after US teen killing

2014-08-12 16:02

A black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer had his hands raised, according to two men who said they witnessed the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in suburban St Louis.

US man arrested with ammunition in Pakistan

2014-07-18 13:49

A Us citizen has been arrested at Islamabad airport for attempting to board a plane carrying ammunition, Pakistan officials say, in the second such case since May.

FBI tried to stop US woman jihadist

2014-07-04 17:36

The FBI arrested a 19-year-old Denver-area woman who aimed to go to Syria for jihad after failing to dissuade her.

Death threats against Mandela in 1990 US trip

2014-05-31 07:26

The FBI investigated multiple death threats against Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the United States and relied on an informant for details about his trip, according to newly released documents.

Boston bombs made with Christmas-light fuses

2014-05-23 09:02

The twin bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon last year were made using improvised fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts, US prosecutors say.

Boston bomber's friend suspected

2014-05-16 13:02

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect's dorm room, then threw them away after he suspected Tsarnaev carried out the attack.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

2014-04-23 09:42

The US Senate's report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed military tribunals of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay .

FBI reviews 91-year-old’s treasure trove

2014-04-04 08:34

FBI agents are still removing thousands of artefacts ranging from arrowheads to shrunken heads and Ming Dynasty jade from a house in rural Indiana.

Obama 'heartbroken' over Fort Hood shooting

2014-04-03 09:51

US President Barack Obama says he was "heartbroken" that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

US student arrested for 'trying to join qaeda'

2014-03-18 13:20

A California student has been arrested near the US-Canada border and is accused of plotting to help a terror group and join al-Qaeda, as well as talking about attacking Los Angeles.

Kenya: Bodies of Westgate gunmen with FBI

2014-02-07 21:25

Kenya’s army has revealed that the bodies of the gunmen who attacked Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall last year are in the hands of the FBI.

FBI: Kenya mall attackers believed to be dead

2014-01-11 19:51

An FBI official says the gunmen who attacked an upscale mall in Kenya's capital, killing at least 67 people, died in the attack, after a report had raised the possibility the gunmen may have escaped.

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