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  • WASHINGTON, May 15- A small number of U.S. critical infrastructure operators have been affected by the global ransomware worm, but there has been no significant disruption in their work, a Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters on Monday.

  • Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks about border security during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 2, 2017.

    The Obama administration granted Haitians "Temporary Protected Status" after an earthquake displaced 1.5 million, NBC News reports.

  • A man uses his laptop on an airline flight.

    Such a move, which some airline officials expect will happen, would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is speaking with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said Friday. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is speaking with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said Friday. DHS spokesman David Lapan confirmed the call and said no announcement is planned...

  • President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order entitled 'Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch' in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2017.

    Trump has signed more than two dozen executive orders on issues ranging from border security to government restructuring and financial reform.

  • A Times Square performer works in a Donald Trump mask on October 17, 2016 in New York City.

    A watchdog is investigating if the attempt to force Twitter to unmask an account that criticized President Trump was an abuse of power. Recode reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. Homeland Security Department, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump. A lawyer for the social media company, Mark Flanagan, wrote in court papers that a U.S. Justice...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. Homeland Security Department, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump. A lawyer for the social media company, Mark Flanagan, wrote in court papers that a U.S. Justice...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- Twitter Inc on Thursday refused to reveal the user behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump's tough immigration policies and said it was challenging the demand for records by the U.S. government in court, according to a lawsuit. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is a defendant in the lawsuit, declined to comment on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- Twitter Inc said in a lawsuit on Thursday that it had received a demand from U.S. officials for records that could reveal the user behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump and that it was challenging the demand in court. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is a defendant in the lawsuit, declined to comment on pending...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- Twitter Inc said in a lawsuit on Thursday that it had received a demand from U.S. officials for records that could reveal the user behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump and that it was challenging the demand in court. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is a defendant in the lawsuit, declined to comment on pending...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to overhaul the program. A White House official said Trump may still do more on the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to overhaul the program. Lobbyists for businesses who rely on H1B visas, commonly...

  • Police forensic officers work in Parliament Square following yesterday's attack, on March 23, 2017 in London, England.

    "There is often a support mechanism, Jack Tomarchio tells CNBC as British authorities continue to investigate Wednesday's terror attack.

  • DUBAI, March 21- New U.S.restrictions on passengers carrying electronics on some flights to the United States will be in place initially for nearly seven months before it is reviewed. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman termed that date "a placeholder for review" of the rule. The United States will this week restrict passengers travelling from...

  • DUBAI, March 21- New restrictions on passengers carrying electronics on U.S. flights will be in place for nearly seven months, an Emirates spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers travelling from 10 Middle East airports, including Emirates' Dubai hub, to stow electronic devices larger than a mobile phone with...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United...

  • How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent is still under review, according to the officials.