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Politics Mar 19Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash
The new director of the Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday on Capitol Hill, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of…
Nation Mar 18Man who crashed drone on White House lawn will not be charged
WASHINGTON — An intelligence agency employee whose drone crashed on the White House lawn earlier this year won't face criminal charges.
Nation Mar 12Secret Service investigating agents’ crash near White House
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is investigating two senior Secret Service agents accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, an agency spokesman says.
Politics Mar 10Obama administration forgoes plan to ban popular rifle ammunition
The Obama administration is abandoning plans to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition after an onslaught of criticism from both the public and lawmakers.
Nation Mar 10Heads up D.C., the Secret Service is testing drones in the middle of the night
WASHINGTON — Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to…
Nation Feb 18Obama names Joseph Clancy to lead Secret Service
President Barack Obama has chosen the former special agent he asked to temporarily run the troubled Secret Service to take over as director.
Politics Feb 13Former Secret Service No. 2 now cybercrime adviser at Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The former No. 2 agent at the Secret Service is moving to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a "senior adviser" for cybercrime after being forced out of the agency charged with protecting the president, according to an internal email…
Nation Jan 06Report: Agency should abandon plans to buy new drones
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours…
World Jan 05Homeland lifts Ebola screenings for travelers from Mali
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is ending Ebola-related airport screening procedures for travelers from Mali.
Nation Dec 24Border patrol experiments with GPS to track immigrants caught at border
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.