Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press

  • In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Marc and Debra Tice, the parents of Austin Tice, who has been missing in Syria since August 2012, hold up photos of him during a new conference, at the Press Club, in Beirut, Lebanon. Federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to Tice, an American journalist and Marine vet who has been missing in Syria for over five years. (Bilal Hussein/AP)
    FBI offers $1M for info on Marine vet missing in Syria

    Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years.

  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling was one of the sites in the Washington, D.C.-area, that received a suspicious package on March 26, 2018. (Lt. Cmdr. Jim Remington/Navy)
    Man charged with shipping explosives to military sites

    A Seattle area man suspected of sending suspicious packages to multiple government agencies and military installations around the nation’s capital was charged Tuesday with shipping explosive materials.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster/AP)
    Sessions terminates US policy that let legal pot flourish

    Instead of the previous lenient-federal-enforcement policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new stance will instead let federal prosecutors where marijuana is legal decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law prohibiting it.

  • FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (Michael Balsamo/AP)
    FBI director defends his agency against Trump’s attacks

    Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, “There is no finer institution, and no finer people, than the men and women who work there and are its very beating heart.”

  • This Oct. 2, 2017, file courtroom sketch depicts Ahmed Abu Khattala listening to a interpreter through earphones during the opening statement by assistant U.S. attorney John Crabb, second from left, at federal court in Washington, in the trial presided by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
    Libyan cleared of murder charges in Benghazi attack

    A Libyan militant was convicted Tuesday of terrorism charges stemming from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. But a federal jury found him not guilty of murder, the most serious charge associated with the rampage he was accused of orchestrating.

  • In this file photo taken Sept. 12, 2012, a man looks at documents at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the day after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Ibrahim Alaguri/AP)
    Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

    Prosecutors on Thursday urged jurors to convict the “on-scene commander” of the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

  • In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)
    Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a raised voice and animated tone, told Congress on Tuesday he never lied under oath about Russian interference in the 2016 election and suggested that sleep deprivation and the “chaos” of the Trump campaign clouded his recollections of campaign contacts with Russians.

  • Attendees make their way through the stands of a football stadium before a vigil for the First Baptist Church shooting victims Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in La Vernia, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP)
    FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman's cellphone

    The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.