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Napolitano Resigning From Homeland Security

In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the 10-year-old department, told her senior staff Friday she would be leaving... more

Homeland Security Warns Airlines of New Threat

WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland Security said Wednesday it regularly shares relevant info... more

US Warns of Explosives in Toothpaste Tubes

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Homeland Security Department is warning airlines flying to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste tubes. The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, according to a law enforcement official speaking We... more

DHS Drone Crashes Into Pacific

WASHINGTON - An American drone that is part of a fleet that patrols the border with Mexico has crashed off the coast of Southern California. Customs and Border Protection says the drone was being flown on a border security mission when a mechanical problem developed about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of San Diego late Monday. Spokesman Mi... more

Johnson Wins Senate OK for Homeland Security Job

The Senate voted by a wide margin Monday to make Jeh Johnson the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The vote was 78-16, ABC News reported. Johnson will succeed Janet Napolitano, who is stepping down after serving in the post since the start of the Obama administration. "I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Jeh Johnson... more

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