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DB Cooper Case Could Still Be Solved —With Your Help

True Ink releasing case files for citizen sleuths

(Newser) - A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient jet, jumped from the airliner with $200,000 in ransom money and a parachute, and seemingly disappeared in 1971 in what has endured as one of the great American crime mysteries—one an online magazine now hopes to solve.... More »

Intel Director Clapper Resigns

Director of National Intelligence will remain until Trump's inauguration

(Newser) - US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has tendered his resignation, NBC News reports. The 75-year-old Clapper has been planning to step down for a while, and he said finally handing in his letter "felt pretty good." The BBC reports the intelligence chief told House officials that "... More »

Trump Isn't Buying FBI's Email Conclusion

Clinton 'is guilty. She knows it,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over Trump rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails. Trump insisted at... More »

Comey Announces Results of New Clinton Email Review

FBI still doesn't believe she should be charged, he says

(Newser) - Just as quickly as the bombshell was dropped, it disappeared: FBI Director James Comey said in a letter Sunday to the top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, the bureau still believes there's no reason for Clinton to be criminally charged.... More »

At Heart of One FBI Inquiry: Critical Book Clinton Cash

It alleges foreign donors got special treatment at State Department

(Newser) - Federal investigations of Hillary Clinton almost played an even bigger role in this election than they already do, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that by February of this year, FBI agents thought they had enough evidence to investigate whether Clinton Foundation donors improperly received favorable treatment from... More »

FBI Stuns Clinton Campaign With New Document Release

Files relate to controversial 2001 pardon

(Newser) - The FBI has followed up its October surprise for Hillary Clinton with another shocker: the release of 129 pages of internal documents related to Bill Clinton's highly controversial pardon of financier Marc Rich. The heavily redacted documents were released Monday and the agency drew attention to them with a... More »

Clinton Camp Says FBI Chief Guilty of 'Double Standard'

He'll talk about emails but not possible Russia connection, says spokesman

(Newser) - The Clinton camp went after FBI chief James Comey on Monday over what campaign manager Robby Mook calls a "blatant double standard": Comey is willing to publicly disclose new information on Hillary Clinton's email troubles but not about possible Russian meddling into the election. "Director Comey owes... More »

White House: FBI Director Wasn't Trying to Meddle in Election

FBI Director Comey has faced withering criticism for publicly announcing probe into Clinton emails

(Newser) - President Barack Obama declined to join in his party's criticism of FBI Director James Comey on Monday, The Hill reports. Director Comey has faced a barrage of attacks from Democrats, some of whom accuse him of trying to meddle in the election by announcing a probe into newly uncovered... More »

FBI Has Search Warrant for New Clinton-Related Emails

WikiLeaks announces new phase of election coverage

(Newser) - Election Day is just over a week away and there appears to be little chance that Hillary Clinton's latest email mess will be resolved before then: Law enforcement sources tell the Washington Post that the FBI has now obtained a search warrant for a laptop used by Anthony Weiner,... More »

Abedin Not Sure How Emails Got on Her Husband's Laptop

Also: FBI chief Comey is formally accused of overstepping his authority

(Newser) - The issue of newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private server dominated headlines Sunday, though it remains unclear whether the emails themselves contain anything new or damaging because the FBI has yet to begin searching them. (They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner,... More »

Clinton Campaign Assails FBI's 'Unprecedented' Move

Podesta wants answers from Comey, as Pence underscores that Clinton a 'risky choice'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman says FBI Director James Comey should explain the "unprecedented" step of announcing an agency review of new Clinton-related emails just days before a national election, reports the AP . John Podesta told CNN's State of the Union that Comey should have reviewed the information... More »

Clinton Urges FBI to Explain Inquiry 'Without Delay'

Trump says this is 'bigger than Watergate'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's emails are back in the news and she wants the FBI to hurry up and explain why. At a Friday night press conference in Iowa, Clinton told reporters that she wants the FBI to release the "full and complete facts" about its renewed probe, which centers... More »

Clinton Aide Allegedly Offered FBI a Deal to Declassify Email

Allegation raised in new release of FBI documents

(Newser) - The latest release of FBI documents on the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails has revealed what Donald Trump calls "felony corruption." According to the documents, FBI employees told investigators that State Department official Patrick Kennedy had pressured them to change their finding that one of the emails... More »

'Embarrassing' Era Ending: FBI to Collect Cop Shooting Stats

Starting in 2017, DOJ will cull all police shootings, lethal or not

(Newser) - For the past couple years, the Guardian and Washington Post have kept better data on US police shootings than any law enforcement agency—a fact FBI Director James Comey said last year was "embarrassing and ridiculous," per the Guardian . Now the government wants to remedy that, with US... More »

Bank Robber Suspect Busted in 'Incredible Coincidence'

An envelope gave the FBI the DNA sample it needed—13 years after the fact

(Newser) - A man charged in a fatal bank robbery 13 years ago was captured with the help of a tipster and DNA secretly collected from an envelope when he coincidentally filed a fraud complaint. Authorities say Richard Leon Wilbern was arrested Tuesday when he went to meet with FBI agents in... More »

FBI: Murders Up 11% in 2015—but There's Context

Stats for violent crime, including rapes and robberies, still below rates from 20 years ago

(Newser) - The number of murders in the US rose 11% last year from 2014, while the number of violent crimes saw a modest increase of 4% after two years of decline, per an FBI press release . Rapes rose 6.3%, aggravated assaults increased 4.6%, and robberies rose by 1.4%... More »

Mexico Captures One of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted

He's accused of rapes, murder in Chicago

(Newser) - After 18 years as a fugitive and four years on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, Fidel Urbina is going to face justice. The former Chicago resident, who is accused of kidnapping, rape, and murder was arrested by Mexican authorities Thursday in a tiny village called El Polvo in... More »

The FBI Took Over a Child Porn Site—and Users Loved It

Users raved about site's improvements while agency tried to secretly find suspects

(Newser) - For two weeks in early 2015, the FBI infiltrated a child porn website on the dark web and kept it running , hoping to use special software to ID users. Not only was the mission successful—nearly 190 people have been charged in the sting as of July, per the DOJ—... More »

FBI 'Gathering Facts' About Pitt's Allegedly Drunken Flight

Source denies actor hit son on plane

(Newser) - The Brangelina divorce saga has reached a stage where there really might be a need to make a federal case out of it. Sources tell TMZ that the reason the LAPD isn't investigating Brad Pitt's alleged abusive behavior on the family's private plane last week is that... More »

FBI: Election Systems Hacked in 2 States

FBI warning state officials to boost election security

(Newser) - The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states, the AP reports. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo News and posted online by others, the FBI said... More »

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