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  • Mall of America has all 'the protections': ICSC Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:24 PM ET
    Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

    The president and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers, told CNBC Monday that the mall is as protected as it can be.

  • President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would suspend pay for more than 100,000 border patrol, port inspection and airport security agents. Homeland Security spending authority will expire at midnight on Friday unless Congress approves new funding. A new $39.7 billion budget for the...

  • Homeland Security shutdown may actually happen Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, listens during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington.

    A shutdown of the department of Homeland Security is looking increasingly likely, according to the New York Times.

  • What Rudy, Homeland Security flaps say about GOP Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Rudy Guiliani

    Is the GOP an ideological movement based on opposing President Barack Obama in every conceivable way? Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Malls beef up security following threatening video Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2015. The chief of U.S. homeland security said on Sunday he takes seriously an apparent threat by Somali-based Islamist militants against prominent shopping sites in the West including the Mall of America in Minnesota and urged people there to be careful.

    The threat is not expected to dent traffic at shopping centers, which generated $2.5 trillion in sales last year.

  • BOSTON, Feb 20 (Reuters)- The U.S. government on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a "Superfish," a program pre-installed on some Lenovo laptops, saying it makes users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert that the program makes users vulnerable to a type of cyberattack known as SSL spoofing, in which...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which the agency said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on machines as early as 2010.. Lenovo describes Superfish as a piece of software that it believed would "enhance the shopping experience" for its...

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010.. The Department of Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National Cyber Awareness System that the...

  • US terror risk higher now than in 9/11: Tom Ridge Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security

    The first homeland security secretary said Tuesday the U.S. terror risk is higher now than on 9/11, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security possible Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.

  • These tech CEOs skipped Obama's big cyber summit Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

    Some big tech names were missing from President Obama's cybersecurity event on Friday.

  • Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc, Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

  • Watch the cops hunt down Super Bowl counterfeiters Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Seized goods included counterfeit National Football League (NFL) branded sportswear, designer clothing, videos, smartphones and electronic audio products worth over $800,000 are displayed during a news conference in Phoenix.

    Federal law enforcement officials are stepping up their efforts to crack down on counterfeit Super Bowl goods.

  • These stocks are big State of the Union winners Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    While most of the initiatives mentioned in the State of the Union speech face large partisan headwinds, both parties should rally behind one statement.

  • Pres. Obama: Terrorists good at social media   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    Pres. Obama: Terrorists good at social media

    President Obama discusses the damages from terrorism on the Internet, and strategies to fight attacks.

  • Obama: Europe can't only take military action on terror

    President Obama discusses the preparedness of the United States and Europe to fight terrorism, saying the Muslim population in the U.S. feel themselves to be Americans.

  • President Obama: US stands with France   Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    President Obama: US stands with France

    President Obama remarks on the tragic events in France, saying the U.S. intelligence has remained supportive of the French government.

  • Senator Charles Schumer on Wednesday will call for tighter screening of all employees at U.S. airports after a Delta Air Lines Inc baggage handler was charged with helping smuggle 18 handguns onto a flight from Atlanta to New York City. Schumer, a New York Democrat, will ask the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to require that all airline and airport...

  • 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.

  • 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...