Amid a political fight over President Obama’s immigration reform actions, US lawmakers have until Friday night to renew funding for the US Department of Homeland Security. If not, the impacts go beyond the furlough of 13 percent of the agency’s employees.
A traveler is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for placing him in a holding cell for nearly a day, after officials searched his carry-on bag and accused him of making terrorist threats.
The Transportation Security Agency is already well known for conducting evasive searches at American airports, but new measures may soon see the social media accounts of potential passengers being screened by TSA.
The Transportation Security Administration made a record number of weapon confiscations in 2014, seizing more than 2,000 guns, as well as flash and smoke grenades, knives, drugs, and stun guns. It even found an 8-inch knife hidden in an enchilada.
A former Air Marshal who was fired for leaking news that the government had been preparing to stop employing Air Marshals on overnight flights is eligible for whistleblower protection, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
The Department of Homeland Security secretary has announced increased vigilance regarding national security, as well as stepped-up random searches of travelers and carry-on luggage in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has requested data from the US to learn the extent of British intelligence’s involvement in the CIA’s torture program. The UK government’s contradictory statements on the issue have only fanned the flames of suspicion.
New federal policing rules will expand protections against racial and ethnic profiling to include gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. US Attorney General Eric Holder hopes local law enforcement adopt the guidelines.
The Obama administration will continue to allow the Department of Homeland Security to conduct racial profiling at airports and borders, a decision that comes amid high-profile cases of excessive use of police force against minorities.
The Drug Enforcement Administration randomly inspected three NFL teams after their away games on Sunday. DEA agents were looking into allegations that team doctors were illegally dispensing prescription narcotics.
The difficult journey to say goodbye to his mother turned horrific for an Ohio man after Transportation Security Agency inspectors opened the urn holding her cremated remains and spilled them into his suitcase. Now he’s suing the TSA.
Five US airline employees have been charged with smuggling over $400,000 in cash, which they believed to be drug money, past TSA checkpoints following a sting operation at Boston’s Logan International Airport.