Homeland security

(New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, AP Graphic)

NY Sen. Schumer asks feds to review WTC security

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site’s signature, 104-story skyscraper. Schumer’s […]

03/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Earthquake awareness 20 years after the Northridge quake

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake. Not only did dozens of people die and thousands  injured, the 6.7 magnitude quake cause an estimated 20-billion dollars in property damage.  Are we any better […]

01/17/2014

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Napolitano vows to keep UC tuition affordable

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) – New University of California President Janet Napolitano says she will work to keep tuition costs from rising beyond the reach of families. The former Homeland Security chief spoke Friday at […]

10/19/2013

138th Preakness, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo)

Preakness beefs up security, bans backpacks

BALTIMORE (AP) — Backpacks and duffel bags will be prohibited at the Preakness this year, part of a new security policy at Pimlico Race Course influenced by the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

04/30/2013

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Ricin: A bioterror agent with few real victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever since the anthrax and terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the poison ricin has at times been lumped in with other bioterrorism agents because it comes from a relatively common plant and seems easy to make.

04/17/2013

President Obama's 2014 US Government Budget book

Agency spending proposed by Obama for 2014

Click here to view spending levels proposed by President Barack Obama for each federal agency in his fiscal 2014 budget.

04/11/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol building, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Official: turnout above 800K, maybe 1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — An inauguration planning official says turnout was “definitely above 800,000″ and possibly up to one million people.

01/21/2013