U.S. Capitol riot: Committee hears from FBI director for 1st time – National

FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day. Questions about the FBI’s preparations for the riot, […]

Malcolm X’s family releases letter that alleges FBI, NYPD police behind activist’s death – National

Members of Malcolm X’s family have made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed Black activist and civil rights advocate. Malcolm X was a powerful orator who rose to prominence as […]

Man charged in U.S. Capitol riot worked for FBI, had security clearance: lawyer – National

A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday. […]

2 FBI agents killed in Florida worked to protect children from abusers – National

FBI Agent Daniel Alfin gained international attention when he led a team that shutdown a major worldwide child pornography website. Agent Laura Schwartzenberger worked more anonymously, teaching children and adults how to avoid online sexual exploitation Alfin and Schwartzenberger, gunned down Tuesday while serving a search warrant at a child pornography suspect’s South Florida apartment, […]

2 FBI agents killed, 3 wounded while serving warrant in Florida, officials say – National

The FBI has confirmed that two agents were killed and three were wounded while serving a federal search warrant in a case involving violent crimes against children in South Florida. The suspect also is dead, the FBI said. Earlier, a law enforcement official confirmed to The Associated Press that multiple FBI agents were shot […]

‘THIS IS ME’: U.S. Capitol rioters flaunt involvement online, helping investigators – National

These suspects weren’t exactly in hiding. “THIS IS ME,” one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol. “Sooo we’ve stormed Capitol Hill lol,” one woman texted someone while inside the building. “I just wanted to incriminate myself a […]

Texas man charged in U.S. Capitol riot tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC,’ FBI says – National

DALLAS — A 34-year-old Texas man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named […]

FBI arrests woman wanted in search for Nancy Pelosi’s stolen laptop – National

A pro-Trump rioter suspected of stealing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s laptop during the U.S. Capitol attack has been arrested after the FBI received a tip that she might be trying to sell the computer to Russia. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pa., turned herself in to authorities in her home state […]

Biden inauguration: FBI vetting national guard members amid fears of inside attack – National

WASHINGTON — U.S. defence officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have […]

U.S. state capitals prepare for armed protests as Inauguration Day approaches – National

U.S. law enforcement officials are gearing up for pro-Trump marches in all 50 state capitals this weekend, erecting barriers and calling in their National Guards to try to prevent the kind of violent attack that rattled the nation on Jan. 6. The FBI has warned police agencies of possible armed protests at all 50 […]