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  • Man missing after dog returns home alone with bloody leash

    Man missing after dog returns home alone with bloody leash
    Los Angeles police are looking for a 22-year-old man who disappeared Tuesday night while walking his dog, which returned to his South L.A. home dragging a bloody leash, the man's fiance said. Darwin Vela, 22, left his home in the 2900 block of South...
  • Inmate abuse claims by deputy not corroborated; no charges filed

    Inmate abuse claims by deputy not corroborated; no charges filed
    He was already one of the central figures in Los Angeles County's jail scandal when he dropped a bombshell allegation. Weeks after sheriff's officials discovered a cellphone he had smuggled to an inmate who was helping federal authorities investigate...
  • Senators question FBI nominee Comey over enhanced interrogation

    Senators question FBI nominee Comey over enhanced interrogation
    WASHINGTON -- Moments into a confirmation hearing Tuesday for James B. Comey Jr. as the seventh director of the FBI, Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as a group of former FBI agents, said they have grave...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty to Boston bombing charges

    WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public court appearance Wednesday, leaning over a microphone and repeating again and again in a Russian accent “not guilty” to potential capital murder charges in a federal courtroom packed...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • FBI investigating alleged gun resales by L.A. SWAT, SIS officers

    FBI investigating alleged gun resales by L.A. SWAT, SIS officers
    The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite SWAT and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by purchasing large numbers of custom-made handguns and reselling them for profit, according to...
  • FBI director Robert Mueller honored for 12 years of leadership

    FBI director Robert Mueller honored for 12 years of leadership
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller began the job a week before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He prepares to step down from the position 12 years later in a world that has changed completely — and with it the agency, which...
  • Wrongly accused --You wouldn’t know it, but Chicago isn’t even close to the most dangerous city in America

     
    Friday's print column Greetings from Chicago, the “murder capital of America,” a toddlin’ town that’s “gaining a national reputation for violence,” the site of a “mini-Holocaust” on the streets due to our &#...
  • FBI background checks flawed, hurt job prospects, report says

    FBI background checks flawed, hurt job prospects, report says
    In fiscal year 2012, employers requested nearly 17 million FBI criminal background checks for prospective workers. But hundreds of thousands of records per year are inaccurate, according to a report released Tuesday. The use of FBI records has increased...
  • Too few whistle-blowers

    Too few whistle-blowers
    A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
  • City officer suspended for alleged assault on car theft suspect

    City officer suspended for alleged assault on car theft suspect
    Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained. Police are not releasing the identity of the officer or the 14-year-old...