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  • Immigrant licenses jump before law change 
    Updated: May-27-16 5:47 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The number of immigrants seeking driver's licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according to a review by The Associated Press.

  • Iraqi troops advance on IS-held Fallujah 
    Updated: May-27-16 2:49 pm

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq - Iraqi troops pushed toward Fallujah from the south Friday, aiming to completely surround the militant-held city, Iraq's elite counterterrrorism forces said.

  • Activist sues over denied deferred deportation renewal 
    Updated: May-27-16 10:18 am

    CHICAGO - A 29-year-old Chicago woman is suing several federal agencies after they rejected her renewal for deferred deportation status.

  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-25-16 3:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Clinton email probe in late stage, FBI may question her story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 12:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will probably culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.

  • NY Rep. Donovan proposes anti-terror funding legislation 
    Updated: May-23-16 7:18 am

    NEW YORK - New York Congressman Dan Donovan wants the U.S. to confiscate frozen assets from terror-related accounts and direct them to homeland security grant programs that benefit New York City.

  • Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah 
    Updated: May-22-16 8:04 pm

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.

  • Nevada program tests flying drones to sniff out radiation 
    Updated: May-22-16 11:34 am

    LAS VEGAS - If there's ever a radiological catastrophe in the U.S. like the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, the stewards of the former national nuclear weapons proving ground in Nevada expect to be ready to deploy remote-controlled drones to check for contamination.

  • Local officials hope Camp Atterbury changes boost business 
    Updated: May-22-16 10:12 am

    EDINBURGH, Indiana - Local officials are working with the Indiana National Guard on how its Camp Atterbury training base could help attract defense- and homeland security-related businesses to the area.

  • Russia arrests 4 people suspected of ties to Islamic State 
    Updated: May-21-16 12:04 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia's anti-terrorism agency says its officers have arrested four people it says are connected with the Islamic State group and are suspected of planning attacks.

  • Costa Rican president: Sovereign borders turn complex 
    Updated: May-20-16 5:07 pm

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Massive migrations due to terrorism and organized crime are making national security and border control for countries complex, the president of Central America's Costa Rica said during a speech at Kansas State University.

  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 3:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.

  • Tidewater college gets cyber defense designation 
    Updated: May-20-16 1:05 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Tidewater Community College has been named as a school that excels in cybersecurity training.

  • Manning appeal seeks reversal of charges or reduced sentence 
    Updated: May-19-16 5:32 pm

    Imprisoned U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning has asked a military appeals court to reverse her 2013 conviction or reduce her 35-year sentence for sending mountains of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, according to a court document released Thursday.

  • Armed tour guides: A day with Paris' Sentinel terror patrol 
    Updated: May-19-16 9:45 am

    PARIS - Cpt. Julien's military career has taken him to Mali, Chad, the Central African Republic and other hot spots.

  • GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 10:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • Feds: Hawaii brothel owner bribed agents for protection 
    Updated: May-18-16 9:39 pm

    HONOLULU - An alleged Hawaii brothel owner tried to bribe federal agents in exchange for protection from raids, help with the U.S. citizenship test and recruitment of prostitutes, Homeland Security investigators said.

  • Homeland Security secretary touts investment in Coast Guard 
    Updated: May-18-16 4:55 pm

    NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson touted the modernization of the Coast Guard fleet Wednesday in a speech to graduating cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • Illinois fights US spy agency decision to stay in St. Louis 
    Updated: May-18-16 4:54 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Illinois officials are aggressively fighting the preliminary decision to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis, rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in a suburban area of southern Illinois.

  • Complaint: US Border and Customs officers abusing residents 
    Updated: May-17-16 12:45 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso and New Mexico face repeated verbal and physical abuse from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs officers, including accusations of being prostitutes and the seizure of their legal documents without cause, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by a coalition of advocacy groups.

  • Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site - part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

  • Homeland Security denies Dayton's REAL ID extension request 
    Updated: May-16-16 3:47 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Federal officials have again denied Gov. Mark Dayton's request for more time to comply with stronger driver's license standards to board planes.

  • Boston College to host cyberattack simulation 
    Updated: May-15-16 5:05 pm

    NEWTON, Massachusetts - Cybersecurity experts from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will be at Boston College this week for a simulation of a cyberattack.

  • 7 at NY college graduate with new minor in homeland security 
    Updated: May-15-16 3:00 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Seven students at a New York state college are the first to graduate with a newly created minor in homeland security and other emergency fields.

  • Bid process expected to decide Sandia lab contract 
    Updated: May-14-16 4:25 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The $2.9 billion contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories is up for grabs for the first time in two decades.