Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25554/all en UPDATE 2-Lawyer says suspect in Oregon bomb plot was entrapped http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-lawyer-says-suspect-oregon-bomb-plot-was-entrapped <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Somali-born former college student arrested two years ago</p> <p>* Undercover FBI agents supplied fake bomb</p> <p>* "Mohamed was no terrorist" (Adds opening arguments from attorneys)</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 11 (Reuters) - An attorney for a Somali-born man charged with trying to blow up a crowd of people at a Christmas tree-lighting event in Oregon told a court on Friday his client was a hard-partying college student manipulated by FBI agents posing as Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-lawyer-says-suspect-oregon-bomb-plot-was-entrapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Bureau of Investigation Mohamed Osman Portland car bomb plot Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733424 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-American was found guilty Thursday over an alleged plot to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the northwestern US state of Oregon more than two years ago.</p> <p>The jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud less than a day after retiring to deliberate after his trial over the attempted attack on November 26, 2010.</p> <p>Lawyers for the 21-year-old, who faces up to life in prison for plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction, claimed he was tricked into the attempted bombing by undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Terrorism War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742374 at http://www.globalpost.com US Christmas tree bomb plot suspect found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali-US man was found guilty Thursday of plotting to blow up a crowded US Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands, despite his claims that he was trapped by an FBI sting operation.</p> <p>A jury returned its verdict on Mohamed Mohamud, 21, after deliberating for less than a day following the nearly three-week long trial over the attempted 2010 attack in the northwestern US state of Oregon. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-christmas-tree-bomb-plot-suspect-found-guilty-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor Law Mohamud Portland car bomb plot Somali people War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742518 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-alabama-hostage-standoff-ends-child-safe-gunman-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details from late news briefing)</p> <p>By Sharon Reich and Verna Gates</p> <p>MIDLAND CITY, Ala., Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities stormed an underground bunker in rural Alabama on Monday, rescuing a 5-year-old boy held hostage for nearly a week and leaving his kidnapper dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/update-1-alabama-hostage-standoff-ends-child-safe-gunman-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dykes Federal Bureau of Investigation Gunman Jimmy Lee Dykes Law Law enforcement in the United States Surnames Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745858 at http://www.globalpost.com US kidnapper killed, child safe: FBI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-kidnapper-killed-child-safe-fbi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US gunman and murder suspect who snatched a five-year-old boy and held him for a week underground in a bunker besieged by police has been killed and the child is safe, the FBI said Monday.</p> <p>Police had earlier identified the abductor as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired trucker. The motive of the January 29 abduction in the town of Midland City in the southern state of Alabama remained unclear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-kidnapper-killed-child-safe-fbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Federal Bureau of Investigation AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745859 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-FBI used camera to monitor Alabama kidnapper in bunker -reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fbi-used-camera-monitor-alabama-kidnapper-bunker-repor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Verna Gates</p> <p>MIDLAND CITY, Ala., Feb 5 (Reuters) - Authorities used a hidden camera to watch a man holding a boy hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama and moved in to rescue the child after the suspect was seen wielding a gun and looking agitated, according to news reports on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-fbi-used-camera-monitor-alabama-kidnapper-bunker-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Hostage crisis Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:45:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746862 at http://www.globalpost.com Some U.S. diplomatic posts violating security standards -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/some-us-diplomatic-posts-violating-security-standards-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susan Cornwell</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Some U.S. diplomatic posts are violating security standards for overseas buildings and the State Department is not keeping track of the exemptions to the rules it does grant, the department's inspector general said in a review released after the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.</p> <p>"Inspectors ... found conditions of noncompliance with security standards for which posts had not sought exceptions or waivers," the report by Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/some-us-diplomatic-posts-violating-security-standards-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bureau of Diplomatic Security Federal Bureau of Investigation Technology United States Department of State War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749503 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Some U.S. diplomatic posts violating security standards -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-some-us-diplomatic-posts-violating-security-standards- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds State Department comment, paragraphs 6-7)</p> <p>By Susan Cornwell</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Some U.S. diplomatic posts are violating security standards for overseas buildings and the State Department is not keeping track of the exemptions to the rules it does grant, the department's inspector general's office said in a review released after the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-some-us-diplomatic-posts-violating-security-standards-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academi Bureau of Diplomatic Security Federal Bureau of Investigation Technology United States Department of State War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749523 at http://www.globalpost.com New U.S. anti-smuggling center uncovers internal surprises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/new-us-anti-smuggling-center-uncovers-internal-surprises <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 60 percent of targets watched by multiple agencies</p> <p>* Data-sharing part of Obama export enforcement overhaul</p> <p>* Involves FBI, Commerce Department, Homeland Security</p> <p>By John Shiffman</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - FBI counter-espionage agents had spent years investigating an American suspected of smuggling aerospace components to China, when they got word late last year that other U.S. law enforcement agents were about to arrest the man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/new-us-anti-smuggling-center-uncovers-internal-surprises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Federal Bureau of Investigation Government Health Labor Law Politics United States Department of Homeland Security Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:01:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775435 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI phone snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fbi-phone-snooping-tactic-ruled-unconstitutional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to secretly snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the heavily used tactic was unconstitutional.</p> <p>The order issued by US District Court Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco came as a surprising blow to a measure heavily used by the administration of President Barack Obama in the name of battling terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fbi-phone-snooping-tactic-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Politics Technology AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785016 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI says budget cuts threaten counterterrorism ops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/fbi-says-budget-cuts-threaten-counterterrorism-ops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FBI director Robert Mueller warned Tuesday that the sharp budget cuts affecting all US agencies, including the federal police force, threaten crucial counter-terrorist operations.</p> <p>The FBI boss, speaking before a House of Representatives committee, said that the $550 million in cuts over the next seven months until the end of the fiscal year will mean, among other things, leaving 2,200 vacant positions unfilled.</p> <p>"The personnel are our resources, they are the FBI," he told lawmakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/fbi-says-budget-cuts-threaten-counterterrorism-ops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Labor AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788280 at http://www.globalpost.com American pedophile arrested in Dagupan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/american-pedophile-arrested-dagupan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> An American fugitive long wanted in the United States was arrested Wednesday in Barangay Tebeng here after years of hiding in different places of the country.</p><P>Brian Thomas Stickney, 46, who has a U.S warrant of arrest for 14 counts of possession of child sex images which has a U.S court penalty of 40 years per count, was arrested in his rented apartment that he shares with his Filipina wife.</p><P>He was arrested in an operation conducted by joint elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the Pangasinan police.</p><P>They were </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/american-pedophile-arrested-dagupan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dagupan Federal Bureau of Investigation Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:19:17 +0000 Asianet 5811808 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomb probe looking at pressure cooker, backpacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing investigators on Wednesday entered the third day of their hunt with an emerging picture of the target: a suspect or suspects carrying heavy bags or backpacks made of dark nylon.</p> <p>While still unable to conclude whether a group or individuals were responsible for the attacks that killed three people and wounded 176, and whether they were foreign or American, investigators gathered enough evidence at the crime scene on Tuesday to slightly narrow their search.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/boston-marathon-headquarters-locked-down-after-blasts-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anwar al-Awlaki Athletics Bomb Boston Marathon Business Cookware and bakeware Environment Explosive weapons Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Improvised explosive devices Islamic terrorism Lelisa Desisa Marathon Massachusetts Politics Pressure Pressure cooking Road running Running Sports Technology Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816398 at http://www.globalpost.com 'No known additional threats' in Boston http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/no-known-additional-threats-boston <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There are no known additional threats following the bombing at the Boston marathon that killed three people and wounded more than 150, an FBI official said Tuesday. </p> <p>FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told reporters in the aftermath of Monday's attack that there were ongoing investigations in various locations throughout the area but "no known additional threats."</p> <p> bur-vlk/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Federal Bureau of Investigation War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817390 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI to go 'to ends of earth' to find Boston culprits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/fbi-go-ends-earth-find-boston-culprits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The FBI on Tuesday pledged to go "to the ends of the earth" to find those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, noting that it did not receive any threat warnings before the attack.</p> <p>FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told reporters in the aftermath of Monday's attack that while investigators were fanning out across Boston, there was "no known imminent physical threat at any location" in the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/fbi-go-ends-earth-find-boston-culprits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Bureau of Investigation War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817433 at http://www.globalpost.com