There is one place in the country where a law enforcement agency can trace a gun found at a crime scene back to a buyer: the ATF's National Tracing Center in West Virginia. But the tracing process is usually tedious, involving multiple phone calls and searching, by hand, through paper records.
President Obama had promised to shutter the facility when he first took office.()
It happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday, the FBI's national press office announced.()
May 16, 2013 Authorities in Idaho announce the arrest of a 30-year-old man on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and a foreign terrorist organization.
May 16, 2013 An internal report says officials at the Department of Justice didn't communicate with the agency that keeps the "no fly" list.
May 15, 2013 The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines must submit plans Wednesday for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions. The move will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them, but the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.
May 14, 2013 The Army sergeant, who faces accusations of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates, was suspended from all duties, but hasn't been charged. The accusations come just days after a similar case involving an officer in the Air Force's sexual assault response office.
May 14, 2013 Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering says he and Adm. Michael Mullen should be allowed to clear up 'unfounded' criticisms against the investigative board.