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  • Next New Orleans FBI head coming from Intelligence section

    September 21, 2017 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An official in the FBI's directorate of intelligence will be the next head of the FBI's New Orleans office. A news release Wednesday said Eric Rommal has been a deputy assistant director in the intelligence directorate since 2016. He will report to New Orleans in November,... more »
  • FBI raids two Valley Park homes Thursday morning Play Video

    August 24, 2017 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal authorities remained tight-lipped about Thursday morning raids at two properties in the Valley Park area of Baton Rouge and asked local authorities who assisted to keep information secret. The FBI was involved in raids at homes on both Valley Street and Barber Street just... more »
  • Senate Judiciary aims for vote next week on FBI director

    July 13, 2017 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he hopes to hold a committee vote next week on Christopher Wray's nomination to be FBI director. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says he's impressed with Wray, who promised at his Wednesday hearing to never let politics... more »
  • Confirmation hearing date set for Trump's FBI pick

    July 5, 2017 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, President Donald Trump's choice for FBI director, will be held July 12. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced Wednesday that his panel will hold the hearing next week for Wray, a white-collar defense lawyer with a strong law... more »
  • Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

    June 22, 2017 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey - his fired FBI director. Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist. Trump has disputed Comey's assertion... more »
  • FBI offers $10K reward to help find missing Chinese scholar

    June 18, 2017 12:21 PM

    URBANA, Ill. - The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that'll help locate a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois. Twenty-six-year-old Yingying Zhang was about a month into a yearlong appointment at the central Illinois university when she... more »
  • New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

    June 16, 2017 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York Times has gone to court to try to get copies of documents created by fired FBI director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump. The Times sued Friday in Manhattan federal court, saying the government has failed to respond properly to... more »
  • Attorney General Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

    June 13, 2017 4:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has angrily denied that there were problems related to his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian activities during the election. Former FBI Director James Comey testified earlier before the Senate intelligence committee said he knew of reasons why... more »
  • Comey testifies on Russia

    June 1, 2017 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey (all times EDT): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says the president "never, in form or substance" directed former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating anyone. That includes former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Marc... more »
  • Trump embarks on trip without naming FBI chief

    May 19, 2017 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president did not announce his pick for FBI director before leaving Friday on his first foreign trip. President Donald Trump has been narrowing a short list and interviewing candidates to replace FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9. Trump boarded Air Force One Friday... more »
  • Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe; Comey to testify

    May 19, 2017 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has responded with a direct "no, no" to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he had shared secrets with the Russians. He... more »
  • Senate intel panel wants Comey to appear

    May 17, 2017 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate intelligence committee wants former FBI director James Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. The committee said Wednesday that it is also asking Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes that Comey might have made regarding discussions... more »
  • GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

    May 16, 2017 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - Texas Sen. John Cornyn, one of several candidates President Donald Trump is considering to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, sees no need for a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Last year, though, Cornyn said an independent prosecutor was necessary to... more »
  • Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

    May 15, 2017 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging Trump to steer clear of appointing any politicians. The advice comes amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia's meddling with last year's election and any... more »
  • Acting FBI chief contradicts White House claim

    May 11, 2017 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is contradicting the White House claim that fired director James Comey had lost the support of rank-and-file members of the bureau. The White House used that assertion to justify Comey's firing. But McCabe says the claim is not accurate. He says Comey "enjoyed... more »
  • Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

    May 11, 2017 7:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Donald Trump's associates. Days later, he was fired by President Trump. It is unclear whether word of the Comey request, put to Deputy Attorney... more »
  • Comey defends Clinton choice; says he had limited options

    May 3, 2017 9:13 AM

    FBI Director James Comey says that revealing the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email probe just before Election Day came down to a painful, complicated choice between "really bad" and "catastrophic" options. He told a Senate panel Wednesday he'd felt "mildly nauseous" to think he might have tipped the election... more »
  • Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    April 12, 2017 8:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - A newspaper report says the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent. The Washington Post, citing unnamed law enforcement and... more »
  • Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

    April 11, 2017 10:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A published report says the FBI obtained a court order to monitor communications of an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump last summer. The Washington Post reported Tuesday the application to a special court to monitor Carter Page was part of the investigation into potential links between the Republican's... more »
  • Journalist says she's found Twitter account of FBI director

    March 31, 2017 1:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - A reporter for the website Gizmodo says she's uncovered a stealth Twitter account that she believes belongs to FBI Director James Comey. Comey acknowledged in a speech Wednesday that he was "on Twitter now," though he did not reveal his account information. In a first-person account posted Thursday,... more »
  • Report: FBI recovers Rockwell painting taken in 1976

    March 30, 2017 7:49 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The FBI has recovered a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago from a New Jersey home. The painting, sometimes called "Lazybones" or "Boy Asleep with Hoe," graced the cover of the Sept. 6, 1919, edition of the Saturday Evening Post. The oil-on-canvas piece was... more »
  • Comey says FBI investigating Russia interference

    March 20, 2017 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey is publicly confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia's government. Comey is testifying before Congress. He says he's authorized by the Justice... more »
  • Senators seek evidence to support Trump's wiretapping claim

    March 8, 2017 12:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - The leaders of a congressional inquiry into Russia's efforts to sway the U.S. election are asking the Justice Department to provide information related to President Donald Trump's explosive wiretapping allegation. In a letter sent Wednesday, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are... more »
  • Trump goes blames FBI for failing to stop media leaks

    February 24, 2017 8:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a "devastating effect" on the country. Trump made the remarks in a tweet early Friday. His tweet follows reports that White House chief... more »
  • Judge asked to order release of San Bernardino iPhone records

    February 20, 2017 1:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. The news organizations said Monday there's no reason for the FBI... more »
  • FBI opens investigation into alleged beating of Elayn Hunt inmate

    February 9, 2017 1:11 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – The FBI has opened an investigation following the alleged beating of an inmate by six corrections officers at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel. The FBI New Orleans Division released a statement about the investigation on Thursday around noon: "The New Orleans FBI... more »
  • FBI: Hacking tool info could be of use to 'hostile entities'

    January 30, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI is defending its decision to withhold information on how it unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. The Justice Department earlier this month released heavily redacted records in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from The Associated Press and... more »
  • Sanders says Comey should consider stepping down

    January 15, 2017 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders is so steamed about the FBI director that he thinks James Comey may want to find another job. The Vermont senator - who ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination - is among the lawmakers still angry about how Comey handled the election-year... more »
  • House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

    January 14, 2017 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Democrats have confronted FBI Director James Comey over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. The Democrats are still seething over Comey's handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton. The strong words came during a... more »
  • Watchdog to investigate Justice Department, FBI actions before election

    January 12, 2017 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department inspector general says he will investigate the actions of the Justice Department and FBI in the months leading up to the 2016 election, including whether department policies were followed by FBI Director James Comey. Democrats have blamed Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's... more »
  • US warns of possible attacks on churches, holiday gatherings

    December 23, 2016 4:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal authorities are warning Americans that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites. The warning was issued after a publicly available list of U.S. churches was posted on a militants' social media site. The FBI and the Department of... more »
  • Reward up to $40K in road-rage death of Arkansas 3-year-old

    December 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LITTLE ROCK - The FBI has joined an investigation into the road-rage killing of a 3-year-old boy, who police say was fatally shot while riding in the backseat of his grandmother's car in Little Rock, Arkansas. The FBI also announced Monday that it's offering a $20,000 reward in the case.... more »
  • FBI raids Hammond Police, local sheriff's office Thursday Play Video

    December 15, 2016 12:59 PM

    HAMMOND – Federal agents with the FBI raided the Hammond Police Department and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon. According to Jeffrey Sallet, agents conducted "multiple court-authorized searches" inside the two offices around 12:20 p.m. Thursday. Officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice were also... more »
  • FBI: No charges for Brad Pitt in alleged flight dispute

    November 22, 2016 9:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The FBI says it will not file charges against Brad Pitt stemming from an alleged dispute with his family aboard a private flight. The FBI released a statement Tuesday saying it has reviewed the circumstances of the alleged incident and will not pursue further investigation. Sources familiar... more »
  • FBI, Kentwood Police investigating Monday morning bank robbery

    November 21, 2016 11:25 PM

    KENTWOOD - The FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crime Task Force and the Kentwood Police Department are looking for help in identifying the individual who robbed the First NBC Bank in Kentwood Monday morning. According to the FBI, on Nov. 21 around 9:45 a.m., a lone male entered the... more »
  • FBI: Man posed as officer, demanded nude photos from girls

    November 11, 2016 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities have arrested a New Orleans man accused of posing as a police officer and demanding that girls send him nude photos. The FBI New Orleans division tells news outlets that 18-year-old Tristion Grant was arrested Thursday on charges of impersonating a police officer and computer-aided solicitation... more »
  • Man allegedly posed as police, threatened arrest if minors didn't send nude photos

    November 10, 2016 7:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI arrested a man who they say pretended to be a police officer, and threatened female minors with arrest if they failed to send him nude photographs. 18-year-old Tristion A. Grant was arrested Thursday morning, according to the FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crimes Against... more »
  • Comey says latest emails don't change decision

    November 6, 2016 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed our conclusions" from earlier this year that she should not face charges. Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day. In July, he chastised Clinton's use of the... more »
  • Clinton calls on FBI to release info on emails

    October 28, 2016 8:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is calling on the FBI to release more information about its review of emails that may be related to its investigation into her private server. Clinton says "Let's get it out." The Democratic presidential candidate says the American people deserve to have as much information as... more »
  • FBI investigating new Clinton emails

    October 28, 2016 1:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI is telling Congress it is investigating whether new emails that may contain classified information have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished. The disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving... more »
  • FBI warns residents of telephone scam trying to get personal info.

    September 28, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The FBI New Orleans Division and the Internet Crime Complaint Center have received reports of a telephone scam where callers pose as a government agency to gain personal information. The caller sometimes poses as the FBI or IRS and advises the resident that the IRS has... more »
  • FBI data show increase in murder, violent crime in 2015

    September 26, 2016 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the number of murders reported by local law enforcement agencies jumped by roughly 10 percent in 2015 from the year before. New crime statistics released on Monday show the estimated number of murders in the nation was 15,696, or a 10.8 percent jump from the... more »
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

    September 18, 2016 2:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a central Minnesota mall attack that left nine people with stab wounds and the suspect dead. Police haven't named the attacker but a man tells the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that it was his son. Ahmed Adan, who's Somali, says... more »
  • AP, other media sue FBI for details on iPhone hacking tool

    September 16, 2016 12:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press and two other news organizations have sued the FBI to learn who it paid and how much it spent to hack into a locked iPhone as part of a California terrorism investigation. The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington under the Freedom... more »
  • FBI publishes notes on Clinton's use of private email

    September 2, 2016 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has released 58 pages of documents from its recently closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, including a summary of agents' interviews with Clinton and several of her aides. The documents include technical details about how the server... more »
  • FBI warns of safety concerns for public, law enforcement this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The FBI released a strongly-worded warning about threats to peoples' safety Friday evening. In the memo - known as a 'Gold Code' - federal authorities warned Baton Rouge-area and Shreveport-area law enforcement agencies to "threats to law enforcement and potential threats to the safety of the... more »
  • FBI head to face Congress over Clinton email investigation

    July 7, 2016 2:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey is making his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency's recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her email setup. Comey is scheduled to appear Thursday morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. When he announced Tuesday that he would recommend... more »
  • FBI says it won't recommend charges in Clinton email matter

    July 5, 2016 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey says the FBI will not recommend criminal charges in its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. Comey made the announcement Tuesday, three days after FBI agents interviewed Clinton in a final step of its investigation.... more »
  • Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

    July 2, 2016 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has been interviewed Saturday by the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement the voluntary interview with federal agents took place Saturday. The interview was not unexpected and does... more »
  • Official: AG will accept prosecutor call on Clinton case

    July 1, 2016 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch "expects to accept" whatever recommendation career prosecutors make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails. The official, speaking on grounds of anonymity because of the ongoing probe, says Lynch will discuss the policy later Friday. This revelation... more »
  • FBI releases excerpts of Orlando shooter's calls with police

    June 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ORLANDO - The FBI has released portions of conversations between Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and police during the deadly assault at Pulse nightclub last week, highlighting the threats Mateen made before police decided to break through a wall at the nightclub. After police first ran into Pulse and exchanged... more »
  • Attorney general: Silent on Clinton email case with Obama

    June 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server hasn't been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement of Clinton in the 2016 White House race. Lynch tells "Fox News Sunday" that she's never spoken with Obama about the investigation and she doesn't see... more »
  • Official: Gunman in Disney area before attack

    June 15, 2016 6:11 PM

    ORLANDO - A U.S. official says the FBI has determined that nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was in the area of Disney World at some point before the attack unfolded, though it's unclear for what purpose. The official briefed on the investigation who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly... more »
  • FBI releases new version of app to help ID missing children

    May 24, 2016 1:11 PM

    The FBI announced recently the reboot of an app that provides parents with a way to store their children’s pictures and information in case their children go missing. The app, called Child ID App, allows users to store images and physical descriptions that could help responders in the event of... more »
  • FBI arrests man on child porn charges

    May 5, 2016 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI in New Orleans arrested a Harvey man Thursday and charged him with 19 counts of child porn possession. Dylan Sarkozy, 20, was taken into custody by the Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force (VHAC/HT TF) following what's described as a "lengthy" investigation. ... more »
  • 21 billboards in BR with Wesley Dale Morgan case information

    April 29, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 21 digital signs have been installed throughout the Capital City area by federal agents in hopes that a tip from the public can aid them in solving a reopened child abduction investigation. The FBI reopened the 15-year-old case on Wednesday, picking up the trail as they... more »
  • FBI searches woods in Clinton for clues in 2001 child abduction case Play Video

    April 27, 2016 8:51 AM

    CLINTON - Dozens of law enforcement officers and FBI agents searched the woods in Clinton Wednesday afternoon as they search for clues in a child abduction case from 15 years ago. Federal agents reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Wesley Dale Morgan earlier in the day. Morgan was... more »
  • FBI head suggests agency paid more than $1M to access iPhone

    April 21, 2016 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey has hinted that the FBI paid more than $1 million to break into the locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. At an Aspen Security Forum event in London on Thursday, Comey said the FBI had paid an unidentified third-party... more »
  • Obama says evidence dictates FBI's review of Clinton e-mails

    April 10, 2016 2:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he guarantees that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama says he continues to believe Clinton didn't jeopardize America's national security with her private email server. But he adds... more »
  • Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

    April 8, 2016 1:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The Justice Department says it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal a phone's data in a New York drug case. The government told a Brooklyn judge Friday it still wants an order requiring Apple's cooperation even though it no longer needs the company's help with... more »
  • State Dept suspends review into 'top secret' Clinton emails

    April 1, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has suspended its internal review into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her top aides mishandled emails containing information now deemed "top secret." Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday the department had paused the review to avoid complicating or impeding an ongoing FBI investigation... more »
  • FBI unlocks San Bernardino gunman's iPhone without Apple; Dispute connected to BR woman's murder

    March 28, 2016 6:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has unlocked the phone of the terrorist responsible for the San Bernardino attacks without the help of Apple. The Justice Department is expected to withdraw its legal action against apple. A federal magistrate in California ordered the company in mid-February to assist the FBI in unlocking... more »
  • Unsolved BR murder case could be cracked by FBI phone cracking plan Play Video

    March 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Revelations that the FBI may have found a way inside terrorists cell phones Monday was optimistic news to investigators who are still trying to get inside a murder victim's locked iPhone. For almost a year, authorities in Baton Rouge have been trying to figure out who... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Threatening letter sent to Trump son's home

    March 18, 2016 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump's son, Eric. The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump's apartment Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.... more »
  • Tech industry groups, security experts back Apple

    March 3, 2016 6:37 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A slew of tech industry groups and civil liberties advocates are filing legal arguments backing Apple in its fight with the FBI, including security experts worried about hacking and independent app-makers who fear more burdens on their business. These "friends of the court" briefs aim to bolster... more »
  • Defense secretary favors strong encryption, not 'back doors'

    March 2, 2016 6:12 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told a tech industry audience that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, adding that he's "not a believer in back doors" or encryption programs that leave openings for outsiders to read coded files. Carter said Wednesday he wasn't commenting on... more »
  • Apple, FBI stake out competing sides in encryption debate

    March 1, 2016 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The high-stakes legal fight between Apple Inc. and the Justice Department over a locked iPhone is moving from the courts to Congress. FBI Director James Comey and Apple chief lawyer Bruce Sewell are appearing before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on encryption Tuesday afternoon. ... more »
  • NY judge scolds US in its fight with Apple over iPhone data

    March 1, 2016 3:55 AM

    WASHINGTON- A New York jurist is scolding the government for efforts to shame Apple for refusing to surrender information from customers' iPhones. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein said Monday that the government is stretching a 1789 law to get "impermissibly absurd results." His Brooklyn ruling in a drug case came... more »
  • NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data

    February 29, 2016 4:48 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York judge says the U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein ruled Monday. The decision follows a California magistrate judge's order requiring Apple to create... more »
  • Apple: Order could lead to more hacking requests

    February 25, 2016 4:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Apple has asked a federal magistrate to vacate her order that it help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone. The company said in a court filing Thursday that the FBI is seeking "dangerous power" through the courts. The filing represents Apple's first official response since... more »
  • Apple's Cook: Complying with FBI demand 'bad for America'

    February 24, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending his company's decision to resist an FBI demand for help cracking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Cook told a television interviewer Wednesday that it was both the "hard" and "right" thing to do. He also... more »
  • Apple to tell judge in California case: Congress must decide

    February 23, 2016 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that Apple Inc. will tell a judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts. Apple will also argue that a court order to help it hack... more »
  • Protests to rally across US to back Apple in battle with FBI

    February 20, 2016 4:07 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters are preparing to assemble in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. The protests organized by... more »
  • Source: Apple has 1 week to respond to iPhone order

    February 19, 2016 12:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - A person familiar with the case says Apple Inc. now has until next Friday to respond to a U.S. magistrate's order that it help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a terrorism case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym's order initially required Apple to file paperwork by Tuesday... more »
  • Profit or patriotism? What's driving fight between US, Apple

    February 18, 2016 4:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Battling in public broadsides, Apple Inc. and the government are making their cases before anyone steps into a courtroom over a judge's order forcing Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a sensational terrorism case. Listen closely, because the Obama administration and Apple are framing... more »
  • FBI says it's arrested last 4 Oregon occupiers

    February 11, 2016 3:13 PM

    BURNS, Ore. - The FBI has confirmed it arrested the last armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge. The bureau said in a statement Thursday that "no one was injured, and no shots were fired" when all four were taken into custody. The surrender of the holdouts played out... more »
  • Remaining occupiers release defiant videos mocking FBI

    February 8, 2016 3:00 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows defensive barricades they have erected and takes a joyride in a government vehicle. The videos were posted Sunday on a... more »
  • Ammon Bundy repeats call for Oregon occupiers to leave

    January 30, 2016 2:42 PM

    BURNS - Lawyers for the jailed leader of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge say they have recorded a phone call with Ammon Bundy telling the four people remaining at the refuge that it is "his authentic desire for them to stand down." In a statement Saturday, attorney... more »

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