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Boston bombers had six more bombs, were headed to Times Square

Boston bombers had six more bombs, were headed to Times Square

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A congressional report found the actions of local law enforcement after the Boston bombing helped prevent a second, potentially worse attack.
Gabrielle Levy

U.S. officials: It is unlikely missing Flight 370 went north

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say it is unlikely missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a northern route toward Kazakstan.
New DHS Chief, Congress: Homeland Security should focus on border security

New DHS Chief, Congress: Homeland Security should focus on border security

Feb. 26, 2014New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday discussed his future plans for the department and agreed with members of a congressional committee that his agency needs to focus more on border security.
Stephanie Haines -- Medill News Service

McCaul: Mexican drug kingpin should be extradited to the United States

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul said Sunday drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman should be extradited to the United States.

Report: More than half of congressmen, senators are millionaires

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- For the first time, most members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires, an analysis of personal financial disclosure data indicated.

Al-Qaida threat prompts U.S. review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security summoned military and defense analysts to examine al-Qaida's presence in the Middle East.

Timing of new Iran sanctions a dilemma for U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Enacting new economic sanctions against Iran would increase the West's leverage in its efforts to curb Tehran's nuclear program, a U.S. congressman said Sunday.

U.S. reveals $10 million reward for information on Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A reward of up to $10 million has been quietly offered for tips about individuals who attacked the U.S. consulate in Libya in 2012, the State Department says.

Rep. Michael McCaul: TSA should coordinate better with local police

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday federal and local authorities need to coordinate better to prevent airport shootings.

Rep. Issa tops Roll Call's list of richest 50 congressional members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is at the top of the 50 Richest Members of Congress list, with holdings worth about $135 million, Roll Call reported.

McCaul: Obama should have gone to international community on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen said Sunday he agrees with President Barack Obama's response to Syria's alleged chemical weapon attack.
93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

93 in Congress urge Obama to consult on Syria military strike

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least 93 members of Congress signed a letter urging U.S. President Barack Obama to consult with Congress before taking any military action against Syria.

Republican congressmen see body floating in Rio Grande

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., says he and two colleagues spotted a body floating in the Rio Grande while on a fact-finding tour of the U.S.-Mexican border.
GOP lawmakers balk at privacy advocate in FISA Court

GOP lawmakers balk at privacy advocate in FISA Court

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A White House idea to add a privacy advocate in the secret court overseeing National Security Agency phone-data logging is a mistake, key U.S. Republicans said.
State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

State Department continually evaluating intel on threats to missions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The State Department will evaluate intelligence it receives before deciding whether to open or close any more embassies, a department spokeswoman said Monday.

U.S. House Homeland chairman sees dangerous end to Ramadan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the high-profile terror alert could cause al-Qaida to think twice about carrying out an attack.

McCaul: U.S. should intensify efforts to get Snowden

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The White House must use "any and all pressure" to get Moscow to turn over fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, a top Republican lawmaker said.
Obama's critics snipe at security doctrine

Obama's critics snipe at security doctrine

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's claims that al-Qaida forces are on the run are in contrast to real-world developments, his critics said.
Boston police chief: More cameras, surveillance needed

Boston police chief: More cameras, surveillance needed

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The United States must deploy more cameras, undercover officers and specialized units to protect vulnerable targets from terrorism, Boston's police chief said.

Intelligence eyed in Boston bombings

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers want to know what information law enforcement officials had about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, a congressman said.

Charles Rangel sues House Speaker John Boehner over ethics censure

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel is suing House Speaker John Boehner for allegedly mishandling the 2010 investigation that resulted in his public censure, records show.

Congress to scrutinize FBI contact with Boston bomb suspect

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The chairman of a U.S congressional committee said possible ties between the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and Chechen militants needed to be investigated.
Boston Marathon: Bombs possibly carried in black nylon bags

Boston Marathon: Bombs possibly carried in black nylon bags

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Investigators said Tuesday two bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people, may have been pressure cookers packed with shrapnel.
Border guards caught only 49% of migrants

Border guards caught only 49% of migrants

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Drone-mounted radar found U.S. border guards caught fewer than half the migrants who illegally crossed into one area of Arizona, internal reports indicate.

Carney: New threats must be dealt with

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will pursue a strategy that protects the United States and Americans, his press secretary said to a question on drone strikes.
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