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Senate Panel to Hold Hearing After Report on Nassar Case

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday said it will hold an oversight hearing on the FBI’s “dereliction of duty” following the release of a watchdog report that criticized the bureau for not responding to sexual abuse allegations against USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar with the “seriousness and urgency” required.

“The FBI’s failure in this case led to more athletes being victimized,” committee Chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said in a statement, according to The Hill. “This Committee has the responsibility of oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and will hold a hearing to . . .

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Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible.

The IRS offers no formal guidance on ransomware payments, but multiple tax experts interviewed by The Associated Press said deductions are usually allowed under law and established guidance. It’s a “silver lining” to . . .

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CBS bets on ‘CSI’ revival, ‘NCIS,’ ‘FBI’ franchises in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS is reviving its hit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” brand with a series that brings original cast members William Petersen and Jorja Fox back home.

“CSI: Vegas” will debut this fall alongside the network’s expansion of its “NCIS” and “FBI” drama franchises, CBS said Wednesday in unveiling its 2021-22 schedule for advertisers and media.

“NCIS: Hawai’i,” starring Vanessa Lachey, will be paired Monday night with “NCIS,” entering its 19th season with star Mark Harmon. “FBI: International” will be bookended on . . .

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Did agents raid home of wrong woman over Jan. 6 riot?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — “We’re looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” FBI agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her.

Hueper shot back: “That still doesn’t explain why you’re in my home. Or in Homer, Alaska.”

The search for the House speaker’s laptop had taken a U.S. Capitol Police officer thousands of miles away from home for an FBI raid on Hueper’s home, looking for something stolen during . . .

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