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  • NEW YORK— Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes of each other at John F. Kennedy Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says officers found a BB gun in one woman's bag at around 5:45 a.m. Thursday. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police arrested 40- year-old Nerelis...

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON— The Homeland Security Department will cease preparations for a program intended to protect millions of immigrants from deportation in the wake of a federal court ruling halting it, Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas temporarily blocked the program and a second effort to shield young immigrants from...

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and he's blaming Senate Democrats if that happens. The department is caught up in a fight over President Barack Obama's immigration actions, with Feb. 27 as the date when the $40 billion budget would...

  • A look at proposed drone rules Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information:. —Operators would have to pass an FAA test of aeronautical knowledge and a Transportation Security Administration background check. —Drones would not be required to have an FAA...

  • A look at proposed drone rules Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information:. —Operators would have to pass an FAA test of aeronautical knowledge and a Transportation Security Administration background check. —Drones would not be required to have an FAA...

  • 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

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

  • 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 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...

  • Holder bolsters limits on federal profiling Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Federal profiling on the basis of religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity will be banned, NBC News reports.

  • 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...

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.