United States Department of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Homeland Security reviewing border use-of-force

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department’s use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said Friday. The official said Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border […]

02/28/2014

Gov’t cancels plan to collect license plate data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to allow a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information. Secretary Jeh […]

02/19/2014

A passenger flips his shoes off while entering a security line Oct. 4, 2011 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Homeland Security warns airlines of new threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It’s the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about […]

02/19/2014

In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

DHS drone crashes into Pacific off Calif. coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security Department drone has crashed off the coast of Southern California. Customs and Border Protection says the drone was being flown on a border security mission when a mechanical problem […]

01/28/2014

San Ysidro border crossing

US to migrants: Crossers won’t qualify for reform

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States issued a warning on Wednesday to migrants thinking of crossing the border, saying they won’t qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be enacted in the […]

12/18/2013

In this Nov. 25, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama, left, stops his speech and turns around in response to an unidentified man, right, who heckled him about anti-deportation policies, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Advocates press Obama for fewer deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) – Advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations of more people among the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The president is obliging, […]

11/27/2013

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Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday […]

10/31/2013

A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol after a car chase and shooting Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Woman killed in DC chase thought Obama communicated with her

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal […]

10/04/2013

U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in the Cabbagetown neighborhood, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

6 federal agencies not taking a hit in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you. Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they pay much […]

10/04/2013

This Oct. 7, 2009 file photo shows a NASA tent is erected on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The numbers that show how essential an agency is

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it’s not essential. In fact, of all the larger government agencies, NASA is sending the largest percentage home in the government shutdown because they are […]

10/02/2013

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