FBI Director James B. Comey said agency employees should have rejected Dylann Roof’s attempt to purchase a gun because Roof had earlier been arrested for possession of drugs.
The data breached in the OPM attack included Social Security information and other personal data belonging to about 4 million federal employees in the U.S.
Hoping to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty, lawyers for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber aggressively portrayed his older brother, Tamerlan, as the brains and muscle behind the 2013 terrorist attack.
Defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday tried to downplay prosecution claims that their client had shown anger and defiance at the U.S. when he raised his middle finger at a surveillance camera, and said he may instead have been upset or depressed over a conflict with a guard.
The federal jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to begin deliberations after prosecutors and defense lawyers on Monday offered rival narratives over who was to blame for the April 2013 terrorist bombings.
How will the jurors rule on the 30-count indictment against Dzokhar Tsarnaev for his accused role in the Boston Marathon bombing after hearing the closing arguments today?
Defense lawyers in the Boston Marathon bombing trial are expected to close their case Tuesday with just one more witness and send Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s fate to the jury.
Before resting the government’s case, a somber assistant federal prosecutor methodically told, clinically and legally, the heartbreaking story of a little boy’s death.
FBI lags behind its “full law enforcement” capabilities review commission finds especially in targeting tech-savvy and lone wolf terrorists.
Controversy about the proper way to handle possible Ebola patients sparks after a New Jersey nurse is quarantined in a “tent structure”.
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a new effort Monday to disrupt foreign terrorist cells from recruiting Americans, including a program to identify radicals who hold U.S. passports and are associated with the militant group Islamic State. The aim is to identify and stop Americans […]
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the Islamic State beheading of American journalist James Foley, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowing Thursday that those responsible for the videotaped slaying will be held responsible. “We have an open criminal investigation,” […]
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of hindering the FBI investigation into the April 2013 blast by hiding Tsarnaev’s backpack from authorities. Azamat Tazhayakov, convicted in federal court on Boston, now faces up to 20 years in prison and becomes […]
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden, charged with leaking thousands of U.S. classified secrets, maintains he was “trained as a spy” and that his government handlers repeatedly gave him code names and undercover assignments abroad that made him far more than just a low-level computer analyst. In an interview […]
By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the Tsarnaev brothers may have received help in building the two bombs that exploded at last year’s Boston Marathon, although they did not identify any potential suspects except to suggest the pair were inspired by al-Qaida operatives overseas. In court papers, prosecutors […]