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April 5, 2009 | Scott Glover
The FBI suspects that serial killers working as long-haul truckers are responsible for the slayings of hundreds of prostitutes, hitchhikers and stranded motorists whose bodies have been dumped near highways over the last three decades. Federal authorities first made the connection about five years ago while helping police link a trucker to a string of unsolved killings along Interstate 40 in Oklahoma and several other states.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii and survived did not know where the plane was headed when he climbed aboard, FBI officials said Monday. The 16-year-old, who has not yet been charged with a crime, had run away from home when he climbed a fence at San Jose's Mineta International Airport om Sunday morning and crawled into the left rear wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines flight 45. “He was not planning on going to Hawaii,” said FBI Honolulu spokesman Tom Simon.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
James Spader has gorgeous hair. You've seen it in "Pretty in Pink" and other Brat Pack movies. You've marveled about it when he was on "Boston Legal. " It's been a trademark throughout his career, which included his recent TV stint on "The Office. " But when viewers first spot him in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist," the suave actor is wearing a distinctive derby. When he takes it off, his hair is -- well, he barely has any. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Spader's appearance is one of the distinctive calling cards of the NBC show, in which he stars as former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, who has become one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
In response to a security threat, the FBI was questioning passengers of a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit after it landed in Denver on Friday afternoon, airport officials said. The plane, a 737, landed without incident in Denver and was moved to a remote location of the airfield, the airport said. The nature of the threat was not disclosed. In an email, an FBI spokesman in Denver said the agency was not planning to immediately comment on the situation. One passenger tweeted from the tarmac: "Getting personal stuff off plane almost 2 hours later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1999
Should the FBI now be known as the FIB? ROBERT LEES Los Angeles
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton and Richard Serrano
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. suffered their biggest loss in more than a year Friday following a report that criminal authorities are investigating the Los Angeles nutritional products company. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation of Herbalife and its web of independent distributors, a federal law enforcement source told The Times. A federal law enforcement official in New York confirmed Friday that the FBI had opened an inquiry into Herbalife but did not know first-hand the extent of the investigation.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Why hasn't anyone on Wall Street gone to prison for the 2008 financial crisis? Perhaps because the FBI is recommending far fewer white-collar prosecutions. The FBI has recommended only 2,001 white-collar cases for criminal prosecution so far this fiscal year, on pace for a nearly 7% drop from last year, according to a report Tuesday by a research group affiliated with Syracuse University. It would be one of the lowest years on record and would extend a years-long trend, according to government data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
OPINION
March 19, 2013
A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the FBI to stop issuing "national security letters" to phone companies and Internet service providers, denying the bureau an investigative tool it has used with alarming frequency to secretly gather logs of Americans' calls, emails and related activity. It was the second time a federal court found a key aspect of such letters - the gag order that almost invariably accompanies them - to be unconstitutional. Congress should swiftly change the law to bring more oversight to the process and narrow the letters' use. Congress created the letters in the 1980s to help the FBI track communications by foreign agents in the United States without a court's prior approval or oversight, but over time lawmakers broadened the letters' use and reach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The FBI is looking for two unidentified women who may have information in an ongoing child sexual abuse case in Southern California. The women appeared in digital images but were not seen "actively engaged" in sexually abusing the child, the FBI said.  The pair, dubbed by the FBI as Jane Doe 25 and Jane 26, may be able to help investigators determine the identity of the victim, federal authorities said. "The victim is believed to be a young child enduring abuse currently and over the past several years by an unidentified male," the FBI said in a statement.
OPINION
July 21, 1991
I'm confused. After reading the article about John Lennon and the FBI ("FBI Loses Lennon Papers Battle," Metro, July 13), I'm not quite sure who the FBI works for. Does the agency work for the citizens of the republic or the Republicans? Somebody please clarify! ERIN A. DUNCAN, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day. Bishop had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from insomnia when, the FBI alleges, he took a hammer to his wife, mother and kids at their home in Bethesda, Md. His wife, Annette; his 68-year-old mother, Lobelia; and three sons - William Bradford III,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day. Bishop, who had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from insomnia, grabbed a hammer and attacked his family, FBI officials say. When it was over, his wife Annette, mother Lobelia and three sons -- William Bradford III, 14, Brenton, 10, and Geoffrey, 5...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A man authorities dubbed the “family annihilator” for allegedly bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago may be living in Southern California, FBI officials said. William Bradford Bishop Jr., 77, hasn't been seen since the day after authorities say he killed his family in Maryland in March 1976. After driving to rural North Carolina, where he allegedly burned and buried the bodies, Bishop bought a pair of sneakers in Jacksonville, N.C., and disappeared, the FBI said in a news release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A top Centinela schools official on Tuesday said the FBI has contacted the district regarding the high salary of Supt. Jose Fernandez, who was paid $674,559 last year. The official, newly elevated school board President Hugo M. Rojas, said he is prepared to cooperate fully with both the FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Rojas did not clarify whether the district attorney had actually contacted him or the Centinela Valley Union High School District -- he left quickly after the conclusion of the six-hour board meeting Tuesday, which took place at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2014 | By Richard A. Serrano
FT. MEADE, Md. - The military judge in the Sept. 11 conspiracy case signaled Tuesday he may order FBI agents to describe their secret investigation into whether members of the defense teams for Al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others illegally leaked a “manifesto” written by the alleged 9/11 mastermind about his time at the Guantanamo Bay prison. The judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, asked defense lawyers for Mohammed and four other alleged conspirators to notify him by 5 p.m. Wednesday which FBI agents and other government officials they want him to question as part of the probe.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton and Richard Serrano
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. suffered their biggest loss in more than a year Friday following a report that criminal authorities are investigating the Los Angeles nutritional products company. The FBI has launched a criminal investigation of Herbalife and its web of independent distributors, a federal law enforcement source told The Times. A federal law enforcement official in New York confirmed Friday that the FBI had opened an inquiry into Herbalife but did not know first-hand the extent of the investigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2012
Enemies A History of the FBI Tim Weiner Random House: 560 pp., $30
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Hector Becerra
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is cooperating with the FBI in a civil rights investigation over allegations that inmates have been mistreated at a jail facility, sheriff's officials said Friday evening. The alleged abuse took place at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. According to a statement, on March 5 members of the department's command staff "received information regarding possible misconduct by department personnel ... and immediately launched an investigation.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer and Richard A. Serrano
The Justice Department and FBI have opened an investigation of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd., which has been fighting critics who say it's operating an illegal pyramid scheme. Law enforcement sources confirmed the investigation. The FBI started looking into the company "more than several months ago," said a person who has been briefed on the investigation. "We are doing our job of getting to the bottom of this issue," said the official, who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.
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