Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI probes questionable activity by Virginia governor

FBI probes questionable activity by Virginia governor

The FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of an investigation, two people with knowledge of the review said. Federal authorities began questioning people close to McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, as an outgrowth of a securities […]

Russian mom still claims her Boston bombing sons are innocent

Russian mom still claims her Boston bombing sons are innocent

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she was […]

Boston bombing suspect talked jihad with mother, wiretaps show

Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call. In another conversation, the mother of now-dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was recorded talking to someone in southern […]

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. 11 attacks that failure to share intelligence may have contributed to last week’s deadly assault. Following a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill with the FBI and […]

FBI wants more answers from surviving, mute bombing suspect

The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand of Islam without major terror connections, […]

White House defends FBI’s bungling of previous investigation of Tsarnaev

The White House is defending the FBI’s performance in its 2011 inquiry into Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. White House spokesman Jay Carney says it’s clear that the FBI followed up on information it received about Tsarnaev. He says the FBI interviewed him and his relatives and didn’t […]

A final shootout…and then it was over

For just a few minutes, it seemed like the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed. Weary officials lifted a daylong order that had kept residents in their homes, saying it was fruitless to keep […]

Lots of attention for bombing rescuer, including visit from FBI

Just about everyone you can imagine stopped by Carlos Luis Arredondo’s little brick row house Wednesday to hear what he had to say about the Boston Marathon bombing. Reporters flew in from as far away as Paris, friends and neighbors strolled in, even two FBI agents made a visit. Virtually overnight, Arredondo has turned into […]

FBI asking for help in finding Boston Marathon bomber

A bomber may have been seen amid the Boston Marathon revelers carrying an unusually heavy nylon bag, weighed down with shrapnel-packed explosives, the FBI has suggested. Or perhaps someone heard something beforehand as a culprit tested explosives or expressed an interest in attacking the race. Law enforcement agencies pleaded Tuesday for the public to come […]