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New case of bird flu found in UK

An outbreak of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in eastern England, British officials said Monday. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said tests had revealed avian influenza in turkeys on the premises near Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. The agency said all [...]

Aping US security model will not work

Kevin Rudd’s policy to create a department of homeland security is trying to fix something that isn’t broken. ONE of America’s greatest failings in the past decade was the response of its Department of Homeland Security to the human tragedy that followed Hurricane Katrina. Now Kevi [...]

Local agencies ask for help fighting terrorism

Local law enforcement agencies are working to prevent individuals in their communities from acting on extremist views but are calling for additional federal resources to help combat the threat of terrorism, a Senate panel was told Tuesday. Recent attacks and thwarted plots against European and U.S. [...]

Local First-Responders Learn From Minnesota Bridge Disaster

Some local emergency responders got a lesson in preparedness on Monday night directly from crews who responded to the Minneapolis bridge collapse three months ago. First-responders shared their stories with about 50 Illinois and Wisconsin EMS professionals in Baraboo on Monday night, WISC-TV reporte [...]

Pakistan braces for a gathering storm

What does it say when a leader tells his people he must suspend their civil rights in order to combat extremism, then locks up judges, lawyers and human rights activists – society’s most moderate forces – while Osama bin Laden and the Taliban run free? And what are those oppressed [...]

GAO exposes lax border, port security

Government inspectors guarding the nation’s ports of entry are understaffed, fatigued from excessive overtime, poorly trained and frequently fail to question visitors entering the country, according to an audit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations. The Government Accountability Off [...]

More than 20 people arrested in immigration raid at O’Hare

In a string of early morning raids today, federal and local authorities cracked down on a wide-ranging scheme to provide illegal aliens with fake ID badges that allowed them to work at O’Hare Airport. The fraudulent security badges gave the illegal or undocumented immigrants access to the tarmac a [...]

Serious Security Questions at Sky Harbor Airport

It’s what you have to do when you fly – use X-ray machines, metal detectors, and deal with liquid restrictions in your carry-on luggage. You know the drill. Security checkpoints are just part of travel these days. They’re supposed to keep us safe, so we use them – but not all [...]

Microchip Implants Raise Privacy Concern, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself – until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms. The “chipping” of two workers with RFIDs – radio frequency [...]

Brazil’s aviation radar goes dark

A radar failure over the Amazon forced Brazil to turn back or ground a string of international flights Saturday, deepening a national aviation crisis just hours after the president unveiled safety measures prompted by the country’s deadliest air disaster. (CNN) [...]

Rocket launcher tube found on lawn

Police and FBI agents are investigating the discovery of an empty rocket launcher tube on the front lawn of a Jersey City, New Jersey, home, FBI spokesman Sean Quinn said. Niranjan Desai discovered the 20-year-old AT4 anti-tank rocket launcher tube, a one-time-use device, lying on her lawn Friday mo [...]