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Russia's intelligence agencies compromised the networks of some state-level Republicans and their affiliated organizations, but not the current Republican National Committee or the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump, top U.S. intelligence chiefs said Tuesday.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey and other spy bosses told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia "harvested" information from Republicans but that it captured "old stuff" and targeted RNC Web domains that were no longer in use.

Two intelligence sources say the FBI agrees with the CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the U.S. election, in part to help Donald Trump, clearing up any confusion and other reporting that the agencies weren't in sync.

The entire intelligence community, in fact, is now in alignment that the hacks were partly motivated to try and install Trump as president. The FBI and others continue to say that Russia didn't actually think that was going to happen.

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ATLANTA (AP) - The FBI says the number of hate crimes reported to police increased by about 6.7 percent last year, led largely by a 67 percent surge in crimes against Muslims.

Promising information that is more standardized and complete than has previously been available, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Department of Justice will collect data on the police use of deadly force in the line of duty.


Federal authorities say they are pushing hard in Ohio's battle against heroin.

ACLU Pushes State To Keep Photo Database Away From FBI

Sep 12, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is urging the state to not share a database with federal investigators.

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Police say a man arrested on federal charges escaped FBI custody in Cincinnati and is on the run.

New FBI Cincinnati Official Discusses Terror Threat

May 30, 2015

The new head of the FBI's wide-ranging Cincinnati division says the threat of homegrown terrorists in her native state is scary.

FBI Seeks Help In Hunt For "Buckeye Bandit"

Mar 20, 2015

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of robbing 20 Columbus-area banks. Authorities have dubbed the man “The Buckeye Bandit” for his choice of OSU attire.

FBI special agent Tom Gill says the man usually threatens the teller.

“He is terrorizing the victim tellers at some of these banks. He walks in the bank, he points a gun at the victim teller, and demands money. He’s a very dangerous individual,” Gill says.

Rescuing Stolen Art

Sep 14, 2011

11:00 Today we’re going to hear the real life adventures of a former FBI agent, who during his 20 year career with the FBI recovered more that $225 million worth of stolen art and cultural property. We’ll also hear why art crime is so profitable and why recovery of stolen art and historical artifacts is so important to our history and cultural heritage. Guest:

  • Robert Wittman (Founder of FBI's Art Crime Team)