Good night, D.B. Cooper

It's been nearly 45 years since a man known as D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane, exchanged passengers for $200,000 and parachutes, then leapt out of the back of the plane and into mystery. Now the FBI is finally closing the case in order to keep resources from being diverted on a fool's errand. Peter Holley reports: “Although … Continue reading Good night, D.B. Cooper

The F.B.I.’s Many Hurdles

It's now been widely reported that Omar Mateen, the gunman who massacred 49 people at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando last Sunday, had been investigated twice by the F.B.I. How Mateen somehow slipped through the cracks has aroused concern among many and conspiracy theories among a few. The real explanations are, of course, more nuanced … Continue reading The F.B.I.’s Many Hurdles