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June 22, 2013 | By Philip Rucker, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Friday formally nominated Republican James Comey to be the next FBI director, saying the former senior Justice Department official has "law enforcement in his blood" and touting his independence and integrity. Comey would replace Robert Mueller, who is retiring after a dozen years and led the FBI through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the tumultuous national security matters that followed. In an afternoon ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden, Obama credited Mueller with protecting the lives of countless Americans and called him one of the most admired public servants of our time.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
A man attempted to rob a Center City bank Wednesday afternoon but left empty-handed, according to the FBI. The man entered the Bank of America branch on the 1600 block of John F. Kennedy Boulevard about 2. He presented a demand note to a teller and ran off without any proceeds, the FBI said. The would-be robber was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, in his 20s, with a mustache and goatee. FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski said the description does not match that of a suspected serial bank robber who has targeted Philadelphia-area institutions in five recent heists, including one about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a Wells Fargo branch in Lower Moreland Township.
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June 20, 2013 | By Pete Yost, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III on Wednesday urged Congress to move carefully before making any changes that might restrict the National Security Agency programs for mass collection of people's phone records and information from the Internet. In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the FBI director said there were 10 or 12 cases in which the phone records program contributed to breaking up terrorist plots. Mueller said communications capabilities of terrorists were their weakest link.
NEWS
June 12, 2013 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
The FBI is investigating Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery over fees his wife received for referring clients to personal-injury law firms, The Inquirer has learned. The investigation is examining 19 referral fees paid to Lise Rapaport, the justice's wife and his chief aide for most of the last 16 years, according to several people with direct knowledge of the investigation. In March, The Inquirer reported that Rapaport received an $821,000 referral fee in 2012 after a Philadelphia law firm successfully settled a multimillion-dollar medical-malpractice case.
NEWS
June 1, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael B. Davy, 90, an FBI agent and longtime resident of Narberth, died Monday, May 20, of natural causes at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Mr. Davy was a special agent for the FBI from 1948 to 1972. His first posting was to San Francisco, but when he was transferred to the agency's Philadelphia office, he liked it so much that he stayed until retirement, said his friend Jim Ceribelli. Mr. Davy also was a lawyer who graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1948.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to nominate James Comey, a former senior Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, to replace Robert S. Mueller as FBI director, according to two people with knowledge of the selection process. Comey, 52, was at the center of some of the most bruising debates over counterterrorism during the Bush administration and established a reputation as a fierce defender of the law and the integrity of the Justice Department regardless of the political pressures of the moment.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Jerry Markon and Sari Horwitz, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The pending nomination of James Comey to be FBI director began on Thursday to reopen old debates over George W. Bush-era national security policies. And despite Comey's well-publicized role in challenging some of the controversial practices, he has come under attack from civil liberties advocates. One day after President Obama's plan to nominate the former senior Justice Department official to run the FBI became public, the American Civil Liberties Union became the second civil liberties group to raise questions about Comey's involvement in the Bush administration's post-Sept.
NEWS
May 26, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE FBI is asking the public to help investigators identify two bandits who are responsible for separate bank robberies in the city. One of the crooks tried to rob a Bank of America on Welsh Road near Blue Grass in Northeast Philadelphia yesterday morning - a day after his photo was featured in the People Paper's "Catch Me If You Can" item. (Clearly, he's not a devoted reader.) The robber, who was clad in jeans, white sneakers, a gray baseball cap and a navy Nike hooded sweatshirt, passed a demand note to a Bank of America teller, but then took off without grabbing any loot.
NEWS
May 24, 2013
NATION Tornado's toll: $2B The monster tornado that left thousands homeless may have caused more than $2 billion in damage. A2 Chechen killed by FBI A man linked to one of the Boston bombing suspects is shot in Orlando. A3  
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United States has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn't enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers. The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept.
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