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.

FBI: Snowden is no whistleblower

2014-01-10 11:31

FBI Director James Comey says he does not consider Edward Snowden worthy of being called a whistleblower or hero, and was baffled by reports granting him the label.

US charges suspect over Chinese consulate attack

2014-01-07 12:48

US investigators have arrested a Chinese-born man over an arson attack on China's consulate in San Francisco which triggered strong protest from Beijing, officials report.

18 LA sheriff's deputies face US charges

2013-12-10 13:33

US officials have unsealed five criminal cases against 18 current and former Los Angeles county sheriff's deputies, as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses.

Man faces charges after attempting to join al-Qaeda

2013-11-12 11:01

A Pakistani native living in the US is facing federal charges after apparently seeking to join an al-Qaeda-linked militant group fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

LA creates 'Cyber Intrusion Command Centre'

2013-10-31 12:24

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, citing warnings by Barack Obama about the threat of attacks on computer networks, has announced the creation of a "Cyber Intrusion Command Centre".

UK launches FBI-style force

2013-10-08 09:01

The UK has launched a new crime-fighting agency and unveiled a revamped strategy to combat serious organised crime, which it says costs the country $38.6bn threatens to national security.

Capture of Qaeda operative legal: Kerry

2013-10-07 10:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the capture of an al-Qaeda operative in Libya was "appropriate and legal" after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap".

NSA reveals more about its spying

2013-10-03 11:03

US intelligence officials are revealing more about their spying in an effort to defend the National Security Agency from charges that it has invaded the privacy of Americans on a mass scale.

Ailing US father asks Iran leader to free son

2013-09-26 12:07

The ailing father of a former US Marine imprisoned in Iran is pleading for the release of his son in a letter delivered to Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, who is in New York.

Navy Yard gunman told police he heard voices

2013-09-18 09:01

A month before he went on a shooting rampage that killed 12 people, Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis complained to police that people were talking to him through the walls.

US Navy Yard shooter identified

2013-09-17 07:03

A 34-year-old man who opened fire at the US Navy Yard in a shooting that left 13 people dead, has been identified by the FBI, officials say.

American jihadi killed in Somalia

2013-09-12 22:09

The most wanted American jihadi has been killed in Somalia reports say; while a US expert says it is 'very likely true'.

Castro called mother of victim - report

2013-09-06 21:04

According to a videotaped FBI interrogation, kidnapper Ariel Castro says he called the mother of one of his victims while she was in captivity and told her she was OK.

Prosecutors seek 'why' in Fort Hood trial

2013-08-19 12:59

Prosecutors pursuing the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will soon begin trying to answer the 'why' behind the attack.

FBI rescues teen

2013-08-11 08:41

A harrowing weeklong search for a missing California teenager has ended with FBI agents rescuing the girl and shooting and killing her apparent kidnapper.

Snowden's dad willing to grant FBI request

2013-07-31 10:01

The father of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden says he is willing to agree to a request by the FBI to fly to Moscow to see his son, but first needs to know what the security services wants.

Microsoft 'helped' NSA, FBI spy on your mail

2013-07-12 07:20

Microsoft worked closely with US intelligence services to help them intercept users' communications, including letting the National Security Agency circumvent e-mail encryption, the Guardian has reported.

Cuba not safe for Snowden - analysts

2013-06-27 17:21

Cuba would not be a safe place for US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, according to analysts, who say Havana does not want to strain relations with Washington.

FBI: Men tried to make X-ray weapon

2013-06-19 22:38

Federal authorities have accused two New York men of assembling a portable X-ray weapon that they intended to use to secretly sicken opponents of Israel.

Bulger's 'partner in crime' in court

2013-06-18 16:00

An ex-convict and confessed murdered will be back on the witness stand in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, accused of running Boston's "Winter Hill Gang" for decades.


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.

Namibia rhino hunt auction draws death threats

2014-01-09 07:50

The FBI is investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino, an FBI spokesperson says.

Syrian group hacks Skype

2014-01-02 08:54

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker has group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.

FBI agent now longest-held US hostage

2013-11-27 11:07

Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has became the longest-held hostage in US history, with his family and US officials appealing to the new Iranian leadership for help in finding him.

FBI wants developer of cheating lover spyware

2013-11-07 22:03

The FBI's 'most wanted' cybercriminals includes a developer of spyware to catch cheating lovers.

US rabbis held for kidnap, torturing husbands

2013-10-12 13:24

Two ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who allegedly accepted money from women in exchange for kidnapping and torturing their husbands, have been charged in a US federal court.

US vows 'relentless' terror fight after raids

2013-10-07 11:03

The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.

Unpaid US government workers struggle

2013-10-03 20:55

The day after the US government ran out of money, Maria Njoku called her landlord to let him know she would be late with the rent.

Kenyan official: Troops caused mall collapse

2013-09-28 08:00

Kenya's military caused the collapse of three floors of the Westgate mall in the deadly terrorist siege, a top-ranking official has disclosed.

Navy gunman 'hunted' his victims: FBI

2013-09-20 08:02

The gunman who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard stalked his victims as if he was "hunting" them, officials say.

Biographical info on Navy Yard suspect

2013-09-17 09:02

Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, has been identified as the gunman responsible for a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Here are some biographical details:

Shots fired at US Navy Yard

2013-09-16 15:29

US police and the FBI have responded to a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard.

US iPhone app targets child predators

2013-09-12 19:31

The US Department of Homeland Security has enlisted smartphone users in its fight against child pornography with an iPhone app intended to make it easy to report suspected child predators.

Motive evidence barred in Fort Hood trial

2013-08-20 11:07

A military judge has blocked several key pieces of evidence that prosecutors say would explain the mindset of the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

FBI probes nudes extortion of Miss Teen

2013-08-16 21:39

The FBI is investigating an allegation that a hacker tried to extort nude photos from Miss Teen USA.

First charges filed in Benghazi attack

2013-08-07 09:24

The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, reports say.

FBI sting frees sexually abused youths

2013-07-29 19:45

A sting focused on underage prostitution has freed 105 sexually abused youths and netted 150 pimps, the FBI has announced.

Accused mobster curses agent in court

2013-06-27 21:19

Accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has cursed at a former FBI supervisor in court and called him a liar.

Obama nominates Comey as new FBI chief

2013-06-21 22:33

President Barack Obama has nominated Jim Comey as director of the FBI, and poured effusive praise on the man he will replace, Robert Mueller.

US surveillance foiled numerous attacks

2013-06-18 22:33

The director of the National Security Agency says the government's sweeping US surveillance programmes have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide.

Obama: Secret data gathering transparent

2013-06-18 08:01

President Barack Obama has defended top secret National Security Agency spying programmes as legal and called them transparent - even though they are authorised in secret.

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