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Amateur Sleuth Sues FBI Over DB Cooper's Clip-On Tie

Eric Ulis wants to find DNA, then enter it in ancestry databases

(Newser) - Eric Ulis said last fall that he thinks he knows the identity of DB Cooper, as the man who jumped out of a plane with $200,000 after a 1971 skyjacking is known, but he needs the FBI's cooperation to prove it. Ulis sued the FBI on Wednesday in...

Lawmaker Says FBI Searched Him in Surveillance Data

'We clearly have work to do' on the way the agency collects communications, Wray says

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker on Thursday accused the FBI of wrongly searching for his name in foreign surveillance data, underscoring the challenges ahead for US officials trying to persuade Congress to renew their authorities to collect huge swaths of communications. Illinois Rep. Darin LaHood did not say why the FBI may...

FBI Director: Yes, COVID 'Most Likely' Originated in Lab

Christopher Wray comments on the matter for the first time

(Newser) - In an interview with Fox News Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged that, yes, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 probably leaked from a Chinese lab. "The FBI has for quite some time now assessed that the origins of the pandemic are...

Agency Sides With Theory That Lab Leak Sparked Pandemic

Energy Department agrees with FBI's conclusion, for a different reason

(Newser) - The COVID-19 pandemic probably began with a laboratory leak, the Energy Department has decided. The agency, which had not expressed a view on the origin of the coronavirus, added its finding to a previous classified intelligence report sent to the White House and certain members of Congress, the Wall Street ...

FBI Photos Have One Man Convinced Agency Did Find Gold

Dennis Parada's quest to get more FBI records on Dents Run continues

(Newser) - The court-ordered release of a trove of government photos, videos, maps, and other documents involving the FBI's secretive search for Civil War-era gold has a treasure hunter more convinced than ever of a coverup—and just as determined to prove it. Dennis Parada waged a legal battle to force...

Pence's Home to Be Searched
FBI to Search Pence's Home

FBI to Search Pence's Home

Agency plans its own check for classified material

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence's legal team reported last month it had found classified documents at his home in Indiana. Now the FBI is planning its own search, NBC News reports. Pence's lawyers and the Justice Department are negotiating a date, per the Wall Street Journal . Attorney General...

Biden Lawyer: No Classified Docs Found in Beach House Search

But FBI removed materials for further review

(Newser) - Bob Bauer, President Biden's personal lawyer, says the FBI searched the president's Delaware beach house for more than three hours Wednesday and did not find any documents with classified markings—but agents "took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his...

Two Indictments Add Up to 'Black Eye' for the FBI

Ex-official Charles McGonigal accused of improper ties with Russian magnate

(Newser) - A former high-ranking official with the FBI has been indicted and accused of improper ties with a Russian oligarch he once investigated. Charles McGonigal, 54, served as the special agent in charge of the FBI's counterintelligence division in New York until his retirement in 2018, reports the AP . In...

Porn Fugitive on FBI Most Wanted List Is Caught

Michael Pratt, accused of sex trafficking, was arrested in Spain

(Newser) - The founder of a California-based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has been arrested in Spain, three years after he fled while facing federal sex-trafficking charges, the FBI announced. Michael James Pratt was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, per the AP . Spanish National...

'A Shock to All': Mom Charged With Cyberbullying Own Teen

Kendra Licari faces 5 charges after allegedly sending 'tens of thousands' of mean texts

(Newser) - A mother in Michigan is facing five felony charges after allegedly sending thousands of bullying messages to teens—including her own daughter. Prosecutors say the harassment began in early 2021 when Kendra Licari was working as a basketball coach at her daughter's school. The 42-year-old actually helped investigate the...

FBI Warns of Sextortion Scams Against Teenage Boys

More than a dozen suicides this year are attributed to the schemes, officials say

(Newser) - The FBI sounded the alarm Monday about an explosive increase in teenage boys being targeted online and extorted for money after being tricked into sending sexually explicit pictures. At least 3,000 children, mostly teenage boys, have been victims of the schemes that are connected to more than a dozen...

Judge Declines to Hold Trump, Lawyers in Contempt

Issue in hearing was whether former president is in compliance with subpoena seeking classified documents

(Newser) - A federal judge passed Friday on prosecutors' request to find former President Donald Trump and his lawyers in contempt of court, instead urging the two sides to work out their issues, ABC News reports. The Justice Department request—involving a subpoena seeking the return of classified records by Trump—was...

Mexico's Stolen 'Treasure' Turns Up in Massachusetts

495-year-old document signed by Hernando Cortes was taken from national archives

(Newser) - The FBI in Boston has recovered a nearly 500-year-old manuscript signed by the man whose expedition caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. The handwritten payment order signed by Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortés, which had been listed for auction in Massachusetts, is believed to have been stolen from Mexico'...

Ex-Model Takes Plea in Killing of Psychiatrist, 71

Prosecutors say victim Thomas Burchard cut off money he had been giving to Kelsey Turner

(Newser) - A former model has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a 71-year-old psychiatrist, reports USA Today . Kelsey Turner, 29, took what's known as an Alford plea in the 2019 slaying of Thomas Burchard, meaning she maintained her innocence while pleading guilty to the murder charge....

Suspect Charged in Synagogue Threat
Suspect Charged in
Synagogue Threat

Suspect Charged in Synagogue Threat

Prosecutor says suspect shared document reflecting his 'hatred of Jews'

(Newser) - An 18-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with threatening to attack a synagogue last week. The FBI had issued a warning after receiving what it called a broad threat to the state's synagogues. Prosecutors said Thursday that Omar Alkattoul of Sayreville had shared links to a document he'...

FBI Warns of 'Broad Threat' to NJ Synagogues
FBI: Threat to
NJ Synagogues
Is Resolved

FBI: Threat to NJ Synagogues Is Resolved

Agents say they questioned a man with radical views but don't specify whether he's in custody

(Newser) - Religious leaders in New Jersey were assured Friday by the FBI that the threat to synagogues they were warned about the day before no longer exists. The agent in charge of the agency's Newark office said the FBI had identified a man who holds "radical extremist views,"...

Report: Trump Had Documents With Intel on China, Iran

Former president pushes back against 'Washington Post' account

(Newser) - The classified documents FBI agents found at Mar-a-Lago included intelligence about China and Iran, people with knowledge of the government investigation have told the Washington Post . One file detailed Iran's missile program, they said, while other highly sensitive documents seized at former President Trump's Florida home involved US...

Report: ABC Producer Hasn't Been Seen Since April FBI Raid

Colleagues say James Gordon Meek 'fell off the face of the Earth'

(Newser) - ABC News investigative producer James Gordon Meek resigned abruptly and has apparently been lying very low since an FBI raid on his Arlington, Virginia, home in April, according to a report in Rolling Stone . In what the magazine notes could be the first raid carried out on a journalist by...

Employee Says Trump Ordered Boxes Moved After Subpoena

And security camera footage may show exactly that happening at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Former President Trump directed employees to move boxes of documents after he was subpoenaed in May for any classified documents still in his possession, according to a Trump employee who spoke to federal agents. Sources familiar with the FBI investigation into Trump's handling of classified documents talked to the...

FBI Spied on Aretha Franklin for Years, 270-Page File Shows
FBI Spied on Aretha Franklin

FBI Spied on Aretha Franklin

During civil rights movement, agency looked for connections to Black Panthers

(Newser) - Spying on the leaders and organizers of the civil rights movement was a regular FBI practice, but a recently released file shows the extent of the surveillance of Black entertainers, including singer Aretha Franklin. Comedian Dick Gregory and singer Harry Belafonte were being monitored as well, the New York Times...

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