United States Department of Homeland Security

David House poses with his laptop computer at his Somerville, Mass. home on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New details in how the feds take laptops at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department’s practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or […]

09/09/2013

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DHS employee behind racist website on paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department says an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave. An acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs […]

08/24/2013

San Ysidro border crossing

Asylum seekers at Southwest US border double

PHOENIX (AP) — Requests for asylum in the United States along the Southwest border with Mexico have more than doubled over the last three years as immigrants seek legal entry into the country by claiming […]

08/16/2013

Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Homeland Security official probed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary […]

07/23/2013

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Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train in an al-Qaida supported attack.

04/22/2013

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Under pressure, Border Patrol now counts getaways

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — As federal lawmakers demand border security measures, and assurances that massive spending increases have yielded results, an old enforcement technique is getting fresh attention.

04/21/2013

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Details of the Senate immigration bill

A look at the 844-page immigration overhaul bill introduced this week in the Senate by four Democratic and four Republican lawmakers.

04/18/2013

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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

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NYC students, hackers train for cybersecurity jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every week, a group of teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in hoodies get together in a tiny room on a college campus and plug in their laptops. They turn up the music, order pizza and begin furiously hacking into computer networks.

04/11/2013

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High-skilled visa requests exceed supply in 1 week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security has received more applications for high-skilled immigration visas than are available and will use a lottery to select which companies will receive them and then pass them on to prospective employees.

04/05/2013

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Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities

NEW YORK (AP) — Mac computers have stopped running programs written using the Java programming language in their browsers, as Apple blocked it because of security problems.

01/31/2013

Jason Chaffetz

Lawmaker probes arrest of sex offender Hill intern

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican congressman asked the Obama administration Friday why it delayed for weeks the arrest of a registered sex offender who was living illegally in the U.S. and working for a Democratic senator.

12/14/2012

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