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  • A destroyed trailer in Key Largo, Fla., after Hurricane Irma swept through the area.

    Threatening social media posts possibly connected to ISIS have raised alerts in cities battered by recent hurricanes.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Kaspersky Lab software:. Office Depot says it will no longer sell anti-virus software made by Russian company Kaspersky Labs, a day after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using it. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday cited concerns about Kaspersky's possible ties to the Kremlin and Russian intelligence...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The U.S. Homeland Security Department on Wednesday said it has extended through Sept. 22 a temporary waiver of a law that limits the availability of shipping vessels, in a move to help Hurricanes Harvey and Irma responders get access to fuel. The Jones Act, a nearly 100 year-old law, mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their information systems, saying it was concerned the Moscow- based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive to agencies ordering them to identify Kaspersky...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday directed U.S. government departments and agencies to identify and make plans to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their information systems. "The Department is concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and...

  • In today's digital world, these searches should not be conducted without a warrant, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union argue. Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security and two of its units— Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement— are named in the suit. The foundation and ACLU...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday it is issuing a new security directive requiring enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey. The directive mandates voluntary measures already in use by Turkey and will ensure "cargo flying to the United States is screened and secured in accordance with the Air Cargo Advance...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday it is issuing a new security directive requiring enhanced screening of cargo coming from Turkey. The change was "to adequately address emerging threats to cargo and raise the baseline for global aviation security," TSA spokesman Michael England said. The directive mandates...

  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION WILL ISSUE A SECURITY DIRECTIVE AND EMERGENCY AMENDMENT THURS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY SCREENING OF CARGO FROM TURKEY- STATEMENT.

  • Aug 29- A chemical plant in southeast Texas is evacuating its remaining workers on Tuesday amid the risk of an explosion after Tropical Storm Harvey knocked out power and flooding swamped its backup generators. Arkema is working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of Texas to set up a command post near the site. Representative Ted Poe, a...

  • Secret Service depletes funds

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the depleted Secret Service funds and how the agency will work with the Department of Homeland Security and Congress on a fix to get agents' money already owed to them.

  • Time may be right to rally against Taliban: Fmr, CIA director James Woolsey

    R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Foundation for Defense of Democracies chairman, provides insight to a path forward in Afghanistan as the country begins to build its infrastructure.

  • Combating homegrown terrorism: Bill Bratton, fmr. NYPD commissioner

    The most significant defense we have is intelligence, says Bill Bratton, Teno Risk executive chairman and former NYPD commissioner, talking about the new and challenging tactics now used by terrorists as well as how governments and companies can help protect the public amid growing extremism threats.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- German industrial group Siemens expects to update software in some of its medical scanners by the end of the month to deal with vulnerabilities that could, in theory, allow some of this equipment to be hacked, a company spokesman said on Monday. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a security notice warning that "an attacker...

  • A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Homeland Security said it would allow expedited construction for barriers along the US border with Mexico near San Diego.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. TSA said the new rules have been in place in a pilot project...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones like tablets, e-readers and video game consoles from carry-on baggage for screening. Last week, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said 180...

  • Former DHS Secretary: A cyber attack on US critical infrastructure could be an act of war

    CNBC's Aditi Roy speaks with Michael Chertoff, Chertoff Group co-founder & executive chairman and former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, about the growing threat of cyber attacks.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump's golf clubs and resorts on the East Coast have long relied on hiring foreign seasonal workers, Vox reports.

  • 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...