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  • NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only through Feb. 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

  • TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said Tuesday. The TSA more closely scrutinizes travelers from Syria, Yemen and...

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- U.S. security agencies are investigating a threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about an assassination of the leader of North Korea, and so far they have seen no real sign of an active plot, two U.S. officials said. An official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and another U.S. security official cast doubt...

  • The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 247 theaters across the...

  • Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A $1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday for the long-term funding bill, the main item left on Congress' year-end agenda. The sole exception is the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded only until Feb. 27.

  • Major provisions of $1.1T omnibus spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:57 PM ET

    Top lawmakers Tuesday released a massive 1,603 page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill funding every government agency but the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30. Provides a base budget of $490 billion to the Pentagon, a $3.3 billion increase. Provides $73.7 billion for overseas military operations and diplomatic efforts by the State...

  • Sen. McCain vows Jones Act will be repealed one day Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Senator John McCain said a more than 90- year-old law that requires ships servicing coastal businesses to be built and mostly staffed by U.S. crews will be repealed sooner or later if lawmakers keep fighting the trade restriction. The Department of Homeland Security issued a rare waiver of the act in 2012 when superstorm Sandy led to fuel...

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • Homeland Security issues Ebola restrictions  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is issuing travel restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.

  • Doctor says 'no system foolproof' in containing Ebola  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    A nurse from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spoke to the Today Show's Matt Lauer about the protocol in handling Ebola. Dr. Alexander Garza of Saint Louis University, provides perspective.

  • CDC improving Ebola procedures  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details of the CDC conference call on Ebola after the second health care worker was diagnosed who treated Thomas Eric Duncan.

  • CDC's Frieden: Risk low for other passengers  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas will be transferred to Emory University Hospital.

  • CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola should not have traveled on a commercial airline, despite showing no symptoms or fever at the time.

  • CDC outlines contacts of confirmed Ebola cases  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the two health care workers diagnosed with Ebola both had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola, and he was showing symptoms.

  • CDC Director: Second patient ill, clinically stable  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    CDC Director Tom Frieden, addresses the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola. Frieden says once she developed and reported symptoms, she was rapidly isolated and tested.

  • HHS Secretary: We know how to stop Ebola  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, holds a conference call over the hospital preparedness and response for Ebola patients in the U.S.

  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about recent security lapses at the White House, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • A man armed with a knife jumped the White House fence last week and entered the executive mansion, an act that surprised his former neighbors in Copperas Cove, Texas. KCEN's Chris Davis reports.

  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.