- House backs bill to use testimonials to combat terrorism Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Department of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former extremists and other social media messages to combat "Hollywood-style propaganda" used by the Islamic State and other militant groups to recruit new members.
- AP Exclusive: Color index for US border security is rejected Updated: Apr-22-16 11:27 pm
SAN DIEGO - Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule. So what did it do when tasked by Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?
- New Jersey man reprieved from Northern Ireland deportation Updated: Apr-22-16 12:58 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Officials say a New Jersey man who fled Northern Ireland decades ago after serving prison time and was facing deportation has been granted a reprieve.
- Advocates in 2 states act to improve treatment of immigrants Updated: Apr-06-16 6:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Advocates took action on two fronts Wednesday to push for better treatment of immigrants in federal custody, claiming they are having their belongings taken by U.S. agents and are languishing behind bars because of unfair bond conditions set by judges and others.
- Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors Updated: Apr-03-16 5:20 am
NEW YORK - The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.
- Homeland Security chief to speak at Coast Guard Academy Updated: Apr-01-16 3:36 pm
NEW LONDON, Connecticut - The commencement speaker at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next month will be Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
- Cuban migration to US nearly doubles in last quarter of 2015 Updated: Apr-01-16 3:11 pm
HAVANA - Nearly twice as many Cuban migrants reached the U.S. by foot and sea in the last three months of 2015 as in the same period the year earlier, the northbound exodus swelling after the restoration of diplomatic relations and amid fears of the loss of migration privileges.