| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post.
The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation.
In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The former top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department rewrote reports and slowed investigations at the request of senior staff for then-Secretary Janet Napolitano, a review conducted by Senate staff found.
Charles K. Edwards,...
| Jun 23, 2013
The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband.
Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!"
For the Laurel couple, the...
| Nov 13, 2012
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's top expert on anti-terrorism technology has privately advised her to spike a long-planned, multibillion-dollar upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting a biological attack.
| Nov 15, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department and other federal officials responsible for BioWatch, the nationwide system for detecting deadly biological attacks, have withheld key documents sought by a congressional committee, according to the panel's...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Less than a month after his 22nd birthday, Carlos Rodriguez expected to find himself in Mexico. The young construction worker from Homestead faced a deadline Monday to leave the United States, the only country he's ever really known.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now incarcerates, via immigration detention, more people per year than any other state or federal agency. In 2012, the DHS detained over 429,000 noncitizens awaiting immigration hearings or deportation, at a $2...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration, when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, for a...
| Dec 22, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Year after year, health officials meeting at invitation-only government conferences leveled with one another about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly pathogens that might be unleashed into the air by terrorists.