December 11, 2013 The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
September 19, 2013 In his first remarks to reporters since taking office this month, FBI Director Jim Comey addressed security concerns following the Navy Yard shootings that left 13 people dead. He also talked about sequestration and leaks on government surveillance programs.
September 12, 2013 In his first full week on the job, FBI Director Jim Comey expressed "intense concern" that sequester cuts could result in two weeks of furlough days for agents and the loss of 3,000 positions. He says it's a big national security worry.
July 9, 2013 But nominee for FBI Director James Comey wasn't directly asked to square that position with his approval, as deputy attorney general in the Bush years, of a 2005 Justice Department memo that concluded waterboarding detainees did not violate a U.S. anti-terrorism statute.
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June 19, 2013 Former University of Southern California professor Walter Lee Williams was caught at a Mexican beach town, a day after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on charges of sexual exploitation of children.
June 18, 2013 FBI agents believe they have a credible lead on the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa's body. If they're right, it will solve a longstanding mystery, which will also deflate Hoffa's resonance in popular culture.
June 14, 2013 Keeping tabs on the arm of government that constantly invokes national security to justify its opaqueness can be a frustrating experience for members of Congress.
May 30, 2013 President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey to be the next FBI director. As a top official in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, James Comey became famous for standing up to a White House effort to reauthorize a controversial wiretapping program.
May 29, 2013 Two sources familiar with the search for a new director of the agency tell NPR that James B. Comey is in line to succeed outgoing chief Robert Mueller. Comey was the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the George W. Bush administration.
May 20, 2013 Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw were members of the bureau's Hostage Rescue Team, which stands ready to deploy around the nation and the world. They died while training offshore near Virginia Beach, Va.
May 14, 2013 This was the critical moment, the brief time between his inaugural and when the nation's collective focus turns to whom his successor will be, when President Obama had to make real progress on his second-term agenda. Instead, controversies have intruded, eating up precious time.
May 6, 2013 Authorities arrest a 24-year-old man with a stockpile of explosives and firearms but decline to name what they believe was his intended target.
April 2, 2013 The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.