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World Jul 17DEA chief confident escaped drug lord ‘El Chapo’ will be found again
WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration's top agent hasn't really slept since he got word Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had sneaked out of maximum-security prison in Mexico though a mile-long tunnel that opened beneath his cell's shower nearly a week…
Nation Jun 30Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators, report says
Customs and Border Protection should more than double its ranks of internal affairs investigators, an advisory panel has recommended in a report sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Politics Jun 24Officials blame each other over recent hack into U.S. government personnel records
Finger-pointing burst into the open on Capitol Hill Wednesday over blame for hacking into the U.S. government's personnel records, which the chairman of a House oversight committee said might affect as many as 32 million current and former employees and…
Nation Jun 15390,000 Homeland employees may have had data breached
WASHINGTON — As many as 390,000 current and former Homeland Security Department employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their private data compromised in a newly disclosed computer hack discovered last year.
Politics May 15Dozens of Cubans stranded at sea aboard Coast Guard vessel
WASHINGTON — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned. The would-be immigrants had tourist…
Nation May 07Secret Service to add steel spikes to improve White House fence security
The Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House fence to keep would-be intruders at bay, according to a proposal submitted to the National Capitol Planning Commission.
Nation Apr 23Report: Alarm at George H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months
WASHINGTON — The alarm at former President George H.W. Bush's Texas home was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a report released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.
Politics Apr 21Drug Enforcement Agency chief to retire amid pressure from lawmakers
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, announced her retirement Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Nation Apr 20TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson…
Politics Mar 20Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms director to resign after two years in post
WASHINGTON — The first Senate-confirmed director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving the post after less than two years, the agency announced Friday.