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January 20, 2007 |
The Los Angeles area's new counter-terrorism center drew high marks Friday from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who toured the high-tech facility in Norwalk and pronounced it a model for federal and local cooperation. The Joint Regional Intelligence Center opened six months ago as a co-venture of the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and other local law enforcement agencies as a hub for information gathering, analysis and sharing.
May 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The head of the FBI said Thursday that there were lapses in tracking accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's visit to Russia last year, saying that U.S. security officials failed to act on "text" alerts to a U.S. Customs agent about his trip. The inaction came after U.S. officials interviewed Tsarnaev and his parents about Russian concerns that he was traveling there "intent on returning and perhaps participating in jihad," FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said. Mueller told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that in March 2011, Russian authorities asked the U.S. for a background assessment on Tsarnaev and his mother.
May 29, 2011 |
He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2003 |
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) sought assurances from FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday that, given the city's vulnerability to terrorism, the bureau's Los Angeles office will have enough staff during an internal probe of alleged management lapses in the case of a suspected Chinese double agent.
August 10, 2008 |
FBI Director Robert Mueller has apologized to the editors of the Washington Post and New York Times for improperly obtaining phone records of the newspapers' reporters while investigating terrorism four years ago. A Post reporter and researcher and two Times reporters were working in Indonesia and writing about Islamist terrorism at the time.
April 22, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. lost as much as $200 million from the sale of pirated software by counterfeiters arrested last week, FBI Director Robert Mueller said. The arrests of 27 people in Northern California reflect a change in the business of software piracy. "We're seeing a migration of piracy from the old-fashioned retail system of selling on card tables to online," said Bob Kruger of the Business Software Alliance, a nonprofit group that fights piracy.
August 8, 2003 |
U.S. investigators now believe that a hijacker in the cockpit aboard United Airlines Flight 93 instructed terrorist-pilot Ziad Samir Jarrah to crash the jetliner into a Pennsylvania field because of a passenger uprising in the cabin. This theory, based on the government's analysis of cockpit recordings, discounts the popular perception of passengers grappling with terrorists to seize the plane's controls. The government's findings -- laid out deep within the report on the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2009 |
FBI Director Robert Mueller says his agency will continue to use informants inside American mosques despite complaints from Muslim organizations. Mueller told reporters Monday in Los Angeles that investigations in places of worship will be respectful of 1st Amendment rights but will continue if warranted by evidence of possible wrongdoing. A Muslim organization has asked the Justice Department to investigate complaints that the FBI is asking followers of the faith to spy on Islamic leaders.