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Oct 24, 2016

FBI headquarters decision delayed until next year

A decade into a push for a new headquarters in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, the FBI will have to wait a little longer. On Monday, the General Services Administration, which is handling the headquarters project, said it would delay selecting a location and builder until March of next year. Three locations in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, […]

Jul 5, 2016

No charges for Clinton, FBI says – despite biting criticism

WASHINGTON — The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account. But Director James Comey’s scathing criticism of her “extremely careless” behavior revitalized Republican attacks and guaranteed the issue will continue to dog her. [...]

Oct 28, 2014

AP, Seattle Times upset about FBI impersonation

The Associated Press and The Seattle Times are objecting after learning that the FBI created a fake news story and website using their names to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007.

Jun 11, 2012

U.S. Attorney for Md. Rosenstein vs. the political hot potato

The U.S. Attorney for Maryland may encounter pushback from government agencies and politicians as he leads an investigation into recent national security leaks, but government officials and lawyers said that Rod J. Rosenstein is more than prepared to meet the challenge. “He is a fine prosecutor and a fine guy with extraordinary qualifications,” said Andrew […]

Sep 29, 2011

Court of Appeals overturns Charles County cold-case rape conviction

Citing a case decided in June by the Supreme Court, Maryland’s highest court held Thursday that a lab analyst who testifies at a criminal trial must be the one who conducted or supervised the DNA tests being offered into evidence. The Court of Appeals’ overturned Norman Bruce Derr’s 2006 conviction for a 1984 rape, saying […]

Sep 6, 2011

Maryland officials get FBI briefing before 9/11 anniversary

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration received a briefing Tuesday from the FBI as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, and the governor said Maryland has been working for a decade to improve security. Richard McFeely, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore division, spoke to the governor and cabinet […]

Aug 12, 2011

FBI: Mortgage fraud still prevalent, hard to catch

WASHINGTON — Mortgage fraud remains widespread in the depressed housing market, with perpetrators motivated by high profits and little risk of getting caught, the FBI said Friday. The FBI’s annual report said mortgage schemes are particularly resilient and hard to discover, and their total cost is unknown. Real estate firm CoreLogic says more than $10 […]

Aug 12, 2011

FBI documents show three threats to former Gov. Schaefer’s life

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer, known for his attention-grabbing and sometimes controversial manner of doing business, had his life threatened at least three times during his more than five decades in public service. According to documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released to The Frederick News-Post through the Freedom of Information Act, death […]

Dec 9, 2010

FBI: Md. bomb plot suspect knew about Oregon sting

A 21-year-old man charged with trying to blow up a military recruiting center briefly hesitated when he heard about a federal sting operation that nabbed an alleged terrorist in Oregon last month but decided to keep going with his plan, authorities said. Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who goes by the name Muhammad Hussain […]

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