| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:32 PM
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 ...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:37 PM
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...