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  • DALLAS— The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that all airlines and airports with flights departing for the U.S. had met the agency's first...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Some 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with a first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June and do not face any new restrictions, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. Late Wednesday, the government confirmed it had lifted such restrictions on Saudi Airlines flights...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that 180 airlines worldwide that fly directly to U.S. airports have complied with the first phase of enhanced security measures outlined in June. DHS spokesman David Lapan said no airlines are currently subject to in-cabin restrictions on large electronics including laptops.

  • In March, the United States imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in cabins on flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has inspected and cleared flights from Riyadh's King Khalid International...

  • WASHINGTON— Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cellphones. The Homeland Security Department demanded last month that airlines around the world step up security...

  • MEXICO CITY— Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities announced. Mexico's Transportation Department said in a statement that the measures apply to "electronics larger than a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. A TSA spokesman said the U.S. government had lifted the restrictions at Saudi Arabian Airlines' main hub...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday. Congress originally had set the cap at 66,000 workers for the fiscal year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it has lifted a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. A TSA spokesman said the U.S. government had lifted the restrictions at Saudi Arabian Airlines' main hub in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday. In May, Congress gave Kelly authority to approve up to about 70,000 additional temporary visas...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it had lifted a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. A TSA spokesman said the U.S. government had lifted the restrictions at Saudia Arabian Airlines' main hub...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it had lifted a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. In March, U.S. officials imposed restrictions on passengers carrying large electronics like laptops in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revised directive to airlines around the world in response to requests that it clarify aviation security measures scheduled to begin taking effect next week, the agency said on Friday. "This clarifying update will strengthen global aviation security and is a testament to our shared...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it has lifted a ban on state-owned EgyptAir passengers using laptops on U.S.-bound flights, leaving just two Middle Eastern airlines still under restrictions first imposed in March. Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, said in a statement that it expected the ban to be...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it planned to review requests by three Middle Eastern airlines still under a laptop ban to have the restrictions lifted. The agency will assess airlines from Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt in coming weeks to see if they have introduced security measures to allow the ban to be removed at...

  • WASHINGTON— Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that "state-sponsored" or criminal hackers are targeting U.S. nuclear power plants and other energy providers, but said the government has resources to safeguard the nation's electric grid. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security told energy providers last week that hackers may be trying to breach...

  • July 7- The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is helping U.S. firms defend against a hacking campaign that targeted power companies including at least one nuclear plant, saying the attacks have not impacted electricity generation or the grid. News of the attacks surfaced a week ago when Reuters reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and...

  • July 7- The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it is helping U.S. firms defend against a hacking campaign that targeted nuclear plants and power companies, saying the attacks have not impacted power production or the grid. News of the attacks surfaced a week ago when Reuters reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of...

  • TORONTO, June 30- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation this week privately warned American businesses about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear, energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a report by the agencies. Hackers used tainted "phishing" emails to "harvest credentials" so they could gain access to...