Department of Homeland Security
Several floors of the Dirksen Senate Office Building were cleared after Capitol Police received a call reporting a suspicious package.
In addition to the money going to the city, New York state is receiving $76 million. Newark was awarded $20 million, and the state of New Jersey is getting $8 million.
The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
The battle surrounding long term funding is actually over immigration reform.
The U.S. House of Representatives late Friday passed a bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security by one week — just two hours before a midnight deadline.
In a statement released Friday, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton urged Congress “not to play politics.”
How would the city that is home to New Jersey’s financial center react to a terror attack on its mass transit system, or a “lone wolf” attack by individual or multiple gunmen?
U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.
Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, including New York City, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”
Homeland Security agents at U.S. airports and other ports of entry are beginning to observe travelers coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection and handing out fact sheets about the disease.
Lawmakers say New York City’s police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant.
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson stepped down Wednesday, in the wake of several security breaches affecting the White House and President Barack Obama.
Carl Osborne, 37, had not earned a law enforcement badge of any type, but that didn’t stop him from acting like he did, according to WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell.
Key Arab allies of the United States agreed Thursday to “do their share” to fight the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents and possibly to join military action.
President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”