Tag: Federal Bureau of Investigation

4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report

After two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently made his first public remarks — to complain, it seemed, that no one had read his report. “We chose those words carefully,” Mr. Mueller said, “and the work speaks for itself.” But at a dense 440-plus pages, if the report speaks for itself, it takes […]

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Times Square Terror Plot: Inspired by Bin Laden, Man Planned Bombing, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year, Ashiqul Alam voiced his admiration for their mastermind, Osama bin Laden, and said he wanted to carry on Bin Laden’s legacy of violent extremism, court documents said. “He did […]

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The F.B.I. Once Helped in the Hunt for Bigfoot

Bigfoot. That is all the F.B.I. said (well, tweeted) Wednesday when it released 22 pages of eyebrow-raising documents related to a 1970s hair analysis it conducted at the request of a well-known Bigfoot researcher. The researcher, Peter Byrne, then the director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition in The Dalles, Ore., had a simple […]

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Bomb Times Square

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A Queens man who had discussed wanting to throw a hand grenade in Times Square was arrested late Thursday by federal authorities, two law enforcement officials said. The officials characterized the man’s statements as “aspirational” and suggested that he […]

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F.B.I., Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power

EVERETT, Wash. — Dakota Reed’s mind brimmed with thoughts of mass murder. In November, he wrote on Facebook, “I am shooting for 30 Jews.” The next month, he uploaded a video of himself in his bedroom of his mother’s Seattle-area home proudly displaying new gun sights he had mounted on his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. White […]

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His Martin Luther King Biography Was a Classic. His Latest King Piece Is Causing a Furor.

When David J. Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sat down last spring to dig through a trove of previously unreleased government records, it was business as usual for a researcher known for prodigious reporting and doorstop books. “There’s this weird ability I have of complete recall with […]

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‘I Will Not Say His Name’: Police Try to End Notoriety of Gunmen in Mass Shootings

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city manager has not said his name in public. The police chief snarled it just once. They have called him “that 13th person,” “the suspect” and “the perpetrator.” But since DeWayne Craddock killed a dozen people when he opened fire at a Virginia Beach government office on Friday, top local officials […]

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A Black Feminist’s Response to Attacks on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

As a black feminist and a civil rights historian, I do not need to be persuaded that many black male ministers during the civil rights era were morally duplicitous, felt sexually entitled and slept around. So did many Catholic priests, politicians, Hollywood celebrities and some award-winning male academics. Many historians have already argued that the […]

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Jennifer Dulos: Blood Found in Trash Matches That of Missing Connecticut Mother of 5

Clothing and sponges stained with the blood of Jennifer Dulos, a wealthy Connecticut resident who has been missing for more than a week, were found in trash cans in the same area where cellphone records and surveillance video showed her estranged husband had been, according to arrest warrants released Monday. The police also found traces […]

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F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. — T.M. Landry College Preparatory School, a private school in Louisiana that garnered national attention for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is under federal investigation over its college admissions practices after disclosures that it cut corners and doctored applications, according to multiple people contacted by the F.B.I. The F.B.I. opened […]

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Virginia Beach Shooting: 12 Victims Identified in Government Office Attack

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Virginia authorities on Saturday identified the dozen victims of a shooting rampage at a government office complex and named the suspect in the attack for the first — and they said only — time. Most of the victims, city officials said, worked for the Virginia Beach government, several of them for […]

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N.S.A. Denies Its Cyberweapon Was Used in Baltimore Attack, Congressman Says

BALTIMORE — A Maryland congressman said on Friday that the National Security Agency had denied that one of its hacking tools, stolen in 2017, was used in a ransomware attack on Baltimore’s government that had disrupted city services for more than three weeks. The statement, made by Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, came in response to […]

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Trump’s Targeting of Intelligence Agencies Gains a Harder Edge

WASHINGTON — President Trump tried somewhat clumsily last year to revoke the security clearance of the former C.I.A. director who played a role in opening the Russia investigation. He then wanted to release classified documents to prove he was the target of a “witch hunt.” Both attempts petered out, hampered by aides who slow-rolled the […]

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In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services. But here is what frustrated city employees and residents do not know: A key component of the malware that cybercriminals […]

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The Mueller Report Is 448 Pages Long. You Need to Know These 7 Key Things.

ImageTelevision reporters in front of the Justice Department on Thursday.CreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing. Here are seven takeaways. 1. Trump […]

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