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  • US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban

    May 28, 2017 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East.... more »
  • DHS chief: Agency may separate parents, children at border

    March 6, 2017 8:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his agency is considering separating children and parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally. Kelly says such a move would be part of a broader effort to stop families from making the dangerous trek across Mexico to the United States border. He... more »
  • Homeland Security: Visa-holders can fly to US

    February 4, 2017 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department says it's no longer directing airlines to prevent visa-holders affected by President Donald Trump's executive order from boarding U.S.-bound planes. That word follows a State Department announcement that it had reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold... more »
  • US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

    January 10, 2017 8:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning the public about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker. The U.S. says security patches will be rolled out automatically over several months to patients... more »
  • Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

    October 1, 2016 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Homeland Security Department says hackers have made their way into state election systems "in a few cases," but the federal government hasn't found "any manipulation" so far of voting information. Jeh Johnson says 21 have contacted the agency for help in safeguarding their election... more »
  • Homeland Security funding deal elusive

    March 2, 2015 2:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department possible at week's end, Speaker John Boehner says the House wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill funding the agency. But Senate Democrats are not interested in joining those talks. The Senate is holding... more »
  • GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms

    February 24, 2015 2:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Department within days. With the agency's budget set to expire Friday at midnight without action by Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday he... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Homeland Security chief faces GOP critics on immigration

    December 2, 2014 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON- The House will vote this week to go on record as disapproving President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally. Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with House Republicans Tuesday morning, along with plans to vote next week on... more »

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