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Woman told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode." That's acco...

FBI says it's trying to rebuild trust after botched tip

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top FBI official is acknowledging the agency has lost public trust after it botched a potentially life-saving tip before the Florida school shooting. David Bowdic...

Trump wants to ban bump stocks, ATF doesn't know if it can

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices like those used in last year's massacre in Las Vegas. But some officials in the departme...

FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when ...

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when ...

Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and...

APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado's Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials hav...

What did Sessions' 'Anglo-American heritage' comment mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week praised a group of sheriffs from around the country for their service, veering from a prepared speech to note that "the office of sheriff is ...

Official's departure adds to strain of vacancies at Justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden departure of the Justice Department's No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders for many of its most...

No. 3 Justice Department official stepping down amid turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's No. 3 official is planning to step down at a time of turmoil in the agency. A friend of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand told The As...

Survivor: A low-profile prosecutor weathers political storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general last year for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban, Dana Boente stepped into the job. When ...

Low-key prosecutor escapes GOP fury as Trump winds whirl

WASHINGTON (AP) — An understated career federal prosecutor has found himself at the epicenter of several Trump administration controversies. Dana Boente (BEN'-tay) is a former federa...

Once sacred, FBI becomes unlikely target of Republican fury

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare to see the law-and-order Republican Party attack America's top law enforcement agency, which traditionally has drawn more ire from civil rights-minded Democrats. ...

FBI's McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position Monday ahead of his planned retire...

Jeff Sessions weathers turbulent year as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attor...