DHS chief Wolf says border crossers now are mostly single adults coming for economic reasons

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Wednesday told lawmakers that the makeup of those attempting to cross the border illegally has changed drastically in the last year — from family units to single adults coming for economic reasons. “In 2019 it was mainly [unaccompanied children] as well as family units coming from the Northern […]

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Ex-NSA official who reviewed Bolton book expresses concern about ‘politicization’ of pre-publication process

A lawyer for Ellen Knight, the former National Security Council official who conducted a pre-publication review of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened,” filed a letter with the court regarding the Justice Department’s litigation over whether Bolton broke the law by including classified information without approval. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein described […]

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GOP-led committees release interim report on Hunter Biden, Burisma probe

The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their monthslong joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.” Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their […]

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Chad Wolf, acting head of DHS, to face Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday

Chad Wolf, the nation’s acting secretary of homeland security, is scheduled to face a Senate panel’s scrutiny beginning Wednesday in a bid to win confirmation to the post on a permanent basis. Wolf, a native of Mississippi, became acting head of the Department of Homeland Security last November, after Kevin McAleenan resigned. In August, President […]

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Brazil rejects that EU-Mercosur deal could increase Amazon destruction

© Reuters. Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Security Augusto Heleno arrives for a news conference at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government said on Tuesday it disagrees with claims that a European Union-Mercosur trade deal would increase destruction in the Amazon (NASDAQ:) rainforest and criticized French concerns about an agreement as “protectionist.” […]

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Hong Kong has effective anti-money laundering supervision: regulator

© Reuters. A security guard walks past a directory board of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s banking regulator said the financial hub was committed to meeting international standards on anti-money laundering, after media reports that some leading banks had moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over […]

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Hundreds of Women Arrested at Protest in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus — In a show of might, security forces in Belarus on Saturday arrested hundreds of women taking part in a protest march against the re-election of the country’s strongman, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. Following a ruthless crackdown on the protests that followed the presidential election in August, women have emerged as the face […]

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AP Exclusive: Pandemic shrinking Europe’s monitor of US vote

Europe’s largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election and now will deploy just 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe — better known for monitoring elections […]

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Former Trump officials back Biden, saying the president is a weak leader who mismanaged the virus response.

Olivia Troye, the former top homeland security aide to Vice President Mike Pence, endorsed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday and accused President Trump of weak leadership and of dramatically mismanaging the response to the coronavirus crisis. In an ad released online, Ms. Troye recounts hearing the president — who has spoken […]

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Illinois sees high numbers in both daily COVID-19 caseload and testing, so key positivity rate remains low

A security guard administers a temperature check at the entrance to the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in July. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times On average, more than 2,000 people have tested positive statewide each day over the last two weeks, compared to 2,300 in mid-May when fewer people were being tested. Public health officials on Thursday announced […]

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Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election

Twitter is beefing up its security ahead of November’s US presidential election — a bid to avoid another debacle like the bitcoin scam earlier this year, which saw the accounts of Joe Biden and Barack Obama get hijacked by hackers. “As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we’re also […]

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Inquiry Ordered Into Claims Immigrants Had Unwanted Gynecology Procedures

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that immigrant women detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them. The allegations, some of which were submitted this week as part of a whistle-blower complaint by a nurse at the facility, already have prompted more […]

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Gunman shot federal officer inspecting car near courthouse

A gunman in a car opened fire on a federal security officer who was inspecting another vehicle outside the U.S. courthouse in Phoenix, according to court documents released Wednesday. The criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court accused James Lee Carr of being the shooter Tuesday and says he felt the federal officer “was harassing […]

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Coronavirus Is the ‘No. 1 Global Security Threat,’ Head of U.N. Says

new video loaded: Coronavirus Is the ‘No. 1 Global Security Threat,’ Head of U.N. Says transcript Back bars 0:00/1:08 –1:08 transcript Coronavirus Is the ‘No. 1 Global Security Threat,’ Head of U.N. Says United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called the coronavirus pandemic the world’s top security threat, and called for greater cooperation in controlling […]

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Romney slams Burisma, Hunter Biden probe as ‘political exercise’

GOP Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday slammed the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, saying it is “not the legitimate role of government” to work to “damage political opponents.” During a committee meeting Wednesday, members voted to authorize a slew of subpoenas […]

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Senate Homeland Security Committee authorizes subpoenas for testimony from Obama officials as part of Russia probe

The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday voted to authorize subpoenas for former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, and other Obama administration officials as part of its broad review into the origins of the Russia investigation. The committee on Wednesday held a business meeting […]

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Her Husband Abused Her. But Getting a Divorce Was an Ordeal.

The husband and wife were alone in her boutique, but the security cameras captured it all: him pushing her down, punching her, slapping her and dragging her by the hair across the floor. In footage from last year that recently circulated online, he can be seen hauling her into another room. Minutes later, the woman […]

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Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI. Jill McCabe, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Phoenix office, […]

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Drive-by shooting at US courthouse in Phoenix wounds 1

Authorities say a court security officer has been wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix By The Associated Press September 15, 2020, 8:29 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHOENIX — A court security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday outside the […]

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Bolton ‘aware’ of reports of grand jury subpoenas related to his book, ‘will cooperate fully,’ lawyer says

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton is “aware” of reports that the Justice Department is reviewing whether he used classified information in his tell-all memoir from his experience within the Trump administration, his lawyer said. In a statement to Fox News Tuesday, Bolton’s attorney Charles J. Cooper said they are “aware of reports […]

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UN welcomes Afghan talks with the Taliban, urges cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press September 15, 2020, 6:30 PM • 3 min read UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday welcoming the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives […]

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Citing New Security Law, U.S. Warns of Hong Kong Travel Risk

HONG KONG — The United States is warning citizens of the risk of arbitrary “police and security power” in Hong Kong and urging Americans to reconsider travel to the city now that the Chinese government has imposed a sweeping security law there. The advisory, which was posted on the State Department’s website on Monday, is […]

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House Democrats subpoena DHS chief to appear at House hearing

Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee have subpoenaed Chad Wolf to testify about threats facing the nation, a request that left Wolf “very disappointed,” he said. Chairman Bennie Thompson issued the subpoena to the acting Homeland Security Secretary attendance for a Sept. 17 hearing. The committee said Wolf reneged on a commitment to appear Sept. 8. WOLF SAYS ‘LONE, […]

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