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White House yet to fill homeland security vacancy

Today is the last day for the president’s top homeland security advisor, and the White House has not announced any replacement, raising questions about the future of the position. There is speculation that the office headed by Frances F. Townsend, the Homeland Security Council, might be brough [...]

Airport profilers: They’re watching your expressions

If a pair of Transportation Security Administration officers strolling by a Sea-Tac Airport ticket counter wish you happy holidays and ask where you’re traveling, it might be more than just Christmas spirit. Travelers at Sea-Tac and dozens of other major airports across America are being scrut [...]

Homeland Insecurity

It was a game of “catch me if you can” with the U.S. Border Patrol—and the guards couldn’t win. Just over a year ago, a man traveled by car along a stretch of Canadian road so close to the U.S. he could cross the border by hopping a roadside ditch. He stopped at what looked [&hel [...]

Emergency responders face deep aid cuts

The Bush administration intends to slash counterterrorism funding for police, firefighters and rescue departments across the country by more than half next year, according to budget documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Homeland Security Department has given $23 billion to states and local [...]

Coding error to blame for DHS award to Chenega

An agency of the Homeland Security Department improperly awarded a 10-year, $475 million sole-source contract in 2003 to the Alaskan Native firm Chenega Technology Services Corp., according to a new report from the department’s inspector general. The Customs and Border Protection contract with Che [...]

Gov’t develops new Indian status card

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has developed a secure prototype of the certificate of Indian status card.The card will be made available this summer, but whether it can be used in place of a passport next year, when more stringent rules will be in place covering documentation needed to cr [...]

High-tech gatekeeper guards state offices

Before members of the public can do business at some state government buildings, they will first be photographed, screened and scanned by a new computerized guard.The device, a touch-screen kiosk, scans a visitor’s driver’s license, takes a photo and prints a unique badge for the visitor [...]

State homeland security offers winter preparedness tips

Whether it’s freezing rain or a full-blown blizzard, winter weather conditions always call for extra caution. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is asking citizens to prepare for the first winter storm. “I encourage each family in New Mexico to make a [...]

Domestic security advisor is latest Bush aide to resign

Frances Fragos Townsend, President Bush’s domestic security advisor, announced Monday that she was resigning — the latest in a series of senior officials to leave the administration as the president juggles a still-full agenda. Townsend, who began working for the government as an assista [...]

CDC: Cold-virus variant has killed 10

A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday.   Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren’t considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington and [...]

‘Virtual theft’ leads to arrest

A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture from “rooms” in Habbo Hotel, a 3D social networking website.  The 17-year-old is accused of stealing 4,000 euros (£2,840) worth of virtual furniture, bought with real money.  Five 15-year-olds have also been q [...]

Firefighters Held Up At Border Trying To Reach Fire

Firefighters from Quebec said they were held up at the Rouses Point border crossing while trying to provide mutual aid to firefighters battling flames at the Anchorage Inn Sunday.Lacolle and St. Paul fire officials said several members of their squad didn’t have proper photo identification and [...]