The one-bedroom apartment rented by the suspect in Friday's shooting rampage inside a suburban Denver movie theater appears to have been rigged with an array of sophisticated booby traps that one official described as "unique."
In a 23-17 vote that split along party lines, the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday recommended that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt. The week's events mark a number of firsts in the Obama administration and could mark a first for the United States.
Attorney General Eric Holder withstood a four-hour grilling Thursday dominated by Republican House members seeking to lay blame on Holder for a botched gun-smuggling sting operation.
Police in suburban Atlanta say they're trying to find a man who witnesses say pointed a rifle at a passing school bus this week and apparently left a note at the scene containing school bus numbers.
Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday. The report does not include reasons for the rise.
Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity during the past five years and traced by the U.S. government originated from sales in the United States, according to data released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The latest twist in the tug of war over Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information.
The Justice Department late Friday provided hundreds of pages of internal documents to the House committee looking into Operation Fast and Furious and related programs.
A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday, has backed off his stated deadline.
The Justice Department on Friday night provided Congress with a new batch of Operation Fast and Furious documents from early 2011.
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that heavily damaged a small post office in rural western Nevada Sunday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
For the first time, a top official of the Obama administration's Justice Department has expressed regret for the way the department handled the controversial tactics of allowing "gun walking" in firearms investigations by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Let's understand what all the fuss is about with the Obama administration's ill-conceived "Fast and Furious" operation -- or rather what it should be about. It's not about assigning blame, or playing "gotcha," or covering up mistakes. It's not about Republican critics forcing top administration officials to resign, or those officials spinning whatever fantastic narratives are necessary to avoid doing so. It's about who pays the price when government agencies make bad decisions.
Federal investigators are offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for a car bombing that injured a father and his children in Monroe, Michigan on Tuesday.
In his first public comments since a personnel shakeup over the controversial "Fast and Furious" operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Attorney General Eric Holder said ongoing investigations will find involvement did not reach "the upper levels" of the Justice Department.
Thousands of firearms have gone missing from manufacturers' inventories since 2009 "without a record of being legally sold," according to a report released Thursday by a gun control advocacy group.
Federal authorities are investigating whether any of the 26 AK-74 assault rifles and a Dragunov rifle stolen from the Fort Irwin Army Post has ended up in Fresno, California, a spokesman said Saturday.
In a demand for fast -- if not furious -- action, Congressional investigators have given the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration just one week to produce documents to aid their investigation of a controversial gun-purchasing operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Federal agents can't account for more than 1,400 guns after a widely criticized operation aimed at tracing the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs, sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN.
A storefront sting in Atlanta led to the indictment of 49 people on drug trafficking, firearms and theft charges, state and federal officials announced Wednesday.
Ten homemade pipe bombs found in a pickup truck in Louisiana are not linked to terrorism, the FBI said Tuesday.
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of James Cole to the powerful post of deputy attorney general, number two in the Justice Department to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Ten homemade pipe bombs were found in a pickup truck that wrecked in Louisiana Monday morning, police said.
Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is expected to resign under pressure, perhaps in the next day or two, in the wake of the controversy over Operation Fast and Furious, two senior federal law enforcement sources said Monday.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating a fire that broke out Monday in a two-story building in Nashville, Tennessee, a fire official said.
Investigators on Monday will return to the scene of a fire at a one-story residence in Vancouver, Washington, that killed six people on Easter morning.
Six people died in a house fire Easter morning in Vancouver, Washington.
An explosion at a Hawaii storage facility that housed fireworks left four people dead Friday, the Honolulu Police Department said.
Federal authorities have determined that an accident was behind an explosion Thursday morning near a synagogue in Santa Monica, California, an official said.
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged with a variety of crimes he allegedly committed while on the job, including selling cigarettes that were part of undercover tobacco investigations, according to the Justice Department.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced a Law Enforcement Safety Initiative Tuesday, calling the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States so far this year "simply unacceptable."
A Houston police officer was wounded Thursday as a myriad of agencies took part in an operation that has resulted in the arrests of about 100 Mexican cartel cell members in cities across the United States, officials said.
Federal investigators joined police and fire officials in an effort to examine why the trunk of a white BMW exploded into flames Tuesday morning.
An envelope addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that ignited at a postal sorting facility in Washington on Friday contained a small battery and an electric match, a law enforcement official said Saturday.
An envelope that ignited Friday at a Washington postal sorting facility was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a department official confirmed.
No injuries have been reported after another suspicious package is discovered at a Washington postal facility.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service on Tuesday doubled to $50,000 the reward it is offering for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever fatally shot two female postal employees Monday at the post office in western Tennessee, about 50 miles northeast of Memphis, Tennessee.
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever fatally shot two female postal workers Monday morning in a western Tennessee post office, federal postal authorities said.
A handful of states with weak gun laws are the largest contributors to the U.S. market for illegally trafficked guns. That's the alarming finding of "Trace the Guns: The Link Between Gun Laws and Interstate Gun Trafficking," a new groundbreaking report issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of more than 500 mayors that I co-chair with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
More than two dozen leaders of the American Outlaws Association motorcycle gang have been arrested and one was killed in a shootout during a wide-ranging roundup by federal authorities Tuesday.
A shootout between federal agents and an alleged motorcycle gang members ends with the suspect's death. WGME reports.
Federal agents and local police arrested 16 suspected gang members and associates in Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday on drug and gun charges, according to a Department of Justice release.
Authorities have arrested three dozen people in a sweeping operation targeting suspected members of a California drug-trafficking gang and its associates, said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California.
It's a Monday morning, and Vince Cefalu just got into work at his more than $150,000-a-year-job as a special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Billings, Montana, City Council will take up the issue of regulating medical marijuana on Monday night in a meeting expected to be intense in the wake of the firebombings of two of the city's medical marijuana storefronts in the last two days.
A string of "brazen attempts" to kill members of a gang task force in Riverside, California, has led to a $200,000 reward for information.
Two men were arrested and charged Sunday in connection with a string of deliberately set church fires in east Texas, authorities said.
Authorities have issued sketches of three people sought in connection with the spate of eastern Texas church fires.
Church congregations in east Texas are on high alert after 10 churches were set on fire. KTRK's Christine Dobbyn reports.
The two latest fires in a string of church blazes in east Texas have been ruled arson, bringing the total of deliberately-set fires to 10, authorities said Thursday.
Federal authorities have charged 19 alleged members of the violent street gang Latin Kings in raids in Maryland, and arrested those not already jailed on other charges, officials announced Thursday.
A faulty monitoring system on a gasoline tank at a Puerto Rico storage facility most likely led to a massive fire in October that damaged homes and businesses more than a mile away, federal investigators said Tuesday.
The Justice Department on Thursday announced 300 additional arrests in a four-year operation that it says produced nearly 1,200 arrests and seizures totaling 11.7 tons of illegal drugs.
An investigation commissioned by the city of New York found private gun vendors selling weapons to buyers who admitted not being able to pass background checks, breaking federal law, a report released Wednesday says.
Investigators are making "very delicate moves" in probing the killings of a Florida couple known for adopting special-needs children, the local sheriff said Friday.
One person is killed and several injured when fireworks explode during preparation for a display.
Two people were killed and three others were in critical condition Saturday when a truck carrying fireworks on North Carolina's Outer Banks exploded, officials said.
The two federal agencies most responsible for stemming the flow of firearms to Mexico agreed Tuesday to improve cooperation after they were sharply criticized by a congressional report for lack of coordination.
Federal undercover agents in Arizona fired Thursday into a car carrying five males whom they were investigating, hitting two of them, said Tom Mangan, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Three inmates who escaped from prison in Indiana last week then allegedly stole a truck, money and guns were captured Thursday in Nebraska after a high-speed car chase, authorities said.
Here's a summary for the time- or attention-challenged: Never surrender freedom for laws that can't affect criminals; they disobey laws for a living.
America's neighbor to the south is engaged in a bloody war with ruthless drug cartels.
A bloody war between Mexican drug cartels is no longer solely a south-of-the-border problem, members of Congress said Tuesday at a hearing on the issue.
A fire on the back porch of a home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was the town's 18th arson fire of the year, authorities determined Wednesday morning.
Four more fires were deliberately set early Saturday in an area of eastern Pennsylvania plagued by arsons, authorities said.
The small city of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has its 14th suspected arson this month alone. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
Federal agents are investigating another suspicious fire in a Pennsylvania town that has endured a string of arsons, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Residents looking for an end to a string of arson fires went to Coatesville City Hall on Monday demanding action.
An Oregon State Police bomb technician became the second victim of a bomb in a Woodburn bank branch, State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings confirmed Saturday.
A bomb explodes at a bank branch in Marion County, Oregon. KGW's Scott Burton has details on the victims.
Gun safety experts -- and some gun enthusiasts at the club where the shooting happened -- are wondering why such a young child was allowed to fire a weapon used in war
Dozens of burly, tattoo-covered members of the Mongol motorcycle gang were arrested Tuesday by federal agents in six states following a three-year investigation in which undercover agents infiltrated the group
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday it is changing its ways after an audit showed that the agency was losing guns and laptops, often through carelessness.
Capitol Police arrested a man Friday after they found a grenade and several weapons in his car several blocks from the Capitol building
Two University of California, Santa Cruz faculty members and their families were targeted in what local authorities are calling attacks by animal liberationists.
Arson is suspected in the fire that struck the historic Texas Governor's Mansion early Sunday
Firefighters are on the scene of a sugar refinery explosion near Savannah, Georgia.
Firefighters recovered a fifth body Saturday from the ruins of a sugar refinery near Savannah, Georgia, gutted by a massive explosion and fire Thursday night, authorities said Saturday.
CNN's Rusty Dornin talks with a Georgia Sheriff who came up with a creative way to combat gang activity in his town.
Walking into the Colur Tyme Tattoo Parlor is a lot like walking into a head shop. One wall is lined with gang monikers and symbols, the other with bongs for smoking marijuana and other drugs -- one even shaped like a skull.
The owner of a North Carolina beach house where seven college students died in a weekend fire said Monday that his family's "lives were just changed forever" by the tragedy.
Two men faced state explosives charges Sunday after police outside Charleston, South Carolina, found what a law enforcement source said was a bomb and bomb-making material in their car during a weekend traffic stop.
Since March 2003, the collection of duties -- the taxes or "customs" levied against imported goods -- has fallen to the newly minted Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a Department of Homeland Security agency that encompasses four previously independent offices and enforces the border-sensitive laws and regulations of more than 40 other government divisions, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to the Department of Agriculture.
A man who stored nearly 1,500 pounds of potassium nitrate and other chemicals in his Staten Island home and a nearby storage facility was charged with reckless endangerment Friday, according to the New York City Police Department.
Several blocks of Staten Island, New York, were evacuated as police investigated a "large amount" of chemicals found inside a home, police said.
The massive furniture store fire that killed nine Charleston, South Carolina, firefighters began in the loading dock area, federal officials confirmed Saturday.
An explosive device "which could have caused substantial harm" was found Wednesday in the parking lot of an Austin, Texas, women's clinic where abortions are performed, authorities said.
An attempted arson at an east Alabama church on Sunday bears little similarity to 10 other intentionally set church fires in the state, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.
Investigators looking into the fires at nine Baptist churches in Alabama over the past week are hoping a handprint left on one church's front door may help catch a perpetrator.
A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.
Investigators are trying to determine if a string of fires at churches in central Alabama were started by an arsonist, a state official said Friday.
Federal authorities on Tuesday boosted to $50,000 a reward for information about 550 pounds of explosives missing from a business near Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A suspect arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the D.C. serial arson investigation has confessed to at least 33 fires that had been linked to the probe, and to some others that had not been, a senior law enforcement official told CNN.
More than 10,000 fugitives from justice have been captured in a nationwide, weeklong dragnet involving federal, state and local authorities, said the U.S. Marshals Service, which led the effort.
The federal agency monitoring the explosives industry has failed to provide adequate background checks on workers and job applicants, the U.S. Justice Department said.
A man in a van, who held authorities at bay for more than four hours near the White House after threatening to ignite a substance inside the vehicle, will be arraigned in U.S. District Court Wednesday morning, metropolitan police said.
Authorities on Monday arrested two more suspects in a series of house fires blamed on arson in suburban Washington, bringing the total charged in the case to six, a statement from the task force investigating the case said.
In a case that started as a hit-and-run accident, federal law enforcement and local agencies Monday recovered more than a dozen bombs, as well as bombing-making materials, from the home of a high school student, a Cary, North Carolina, police statement said.
The reading that Sunday was on temperance: ''Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise'' (Proverbs, 20:1). And once he took the pulpit, Reverend Calvin...