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Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Schools Nationwide Struggle To Teach The Story Of 9/11

It’s etched forever in the minds of their teachers, but for the majority of school children, Sept. 11, 2001, is a day of infamy they don’t remember.

09/02/2011

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Presents Bill To Close Security Loophole At Utilities

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer unveiled new legislation Sunday that would change a loophole in the law that doesn’t require workers hired at most power plants to undergo FBI background checks.

08/14/2011

Generic graphic - Immigrant smuggling (credit: AP)

International Immigrant Smuggling Ring Busted By New Jersey Feds

Federal officials in New Jersey have arrested six suspects in connection with a human smuggling ring that had been running since 2008.

06/15/2011

Admitted Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad (credit: AP)

Fairfield County Sees Cut In Homeland Security Funding

$4 million has already been spent on a communication system designed to allow emergency responders to speak with each other on the same frequency. $2 million is needed to finish it.

05/25/2011

An MTA officer keeps a watch as people move through Grand Central Station on May 6, 2011. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cops On Alert At Tri-State Rail Stations After Al Qaeda Vows Revenge For Bin Laden Killing

The world’s most wanted man is dead, but concerns over retaliation have commuters and police on guard at Penn Station and rail stations across the country.

05/06/2011

Passengers wait as a Metro-North passenger train approaches the platform. (file/credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Info From Bin Laden Raid Shows Al Qaeda Considered Attacking Trains

A Homeland Security intelligence warning sent to law enforcement officials around the country, saying the terror organization was considering tampering with an unspecified U.S. rail track so that a train would fall off the track at a valley or a bridge.

05/05/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senators Seek Crackdown On Illegal Student Visas

Five U.S. senators are calling for a federal crackdown on what they say are phony colleges handing out student visas to potential criminals and terrorists.

03/06/2011

Demonstrators for and against hearings into Islamic radicalization showed up at Massapequa, L.I. district office of Congressman Peter King (Photo/Mona Rivera)

‘Pray-In’ Held Outside Rep. King’s Office Ahead Of Hearings On Radical Islam

About 200 noisy but peaceful protesters — split about evenly “for” and “against” — chanted outside the district office of Long Island Congressman Peter King who plans hearings on radical Islam next month.

02/22/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sen. Schumer Wants Homeland Security Funds For Upstate

Schumer said the Capital Region has the 10th-busiest train station in the country and is an international leader in nanotechnology, in addition to important assets such as the state capitol.

01/12/2011

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rep. King Says He Will Hold Hearings On Radical Islam

Speaking to 1010 WINS and WCBS 880 Sunday, Rep. Peter King said that leaders of Muslim communities in the United States needed to be more cooperative with law enforcement.

12/19/2010

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Brace For The Post-WikiLeaks Information Big Chill

The Pentagon has detailed new security safeguards, including restraints on small computer flash drives, to make it harder for any one person to copy and reveal so many secrets.

CBS New York–11/30/2010

Janet Napolitano in Trenton. (Photo/Steve Sandberg)

Napolitano Stands Firm On Airline Security Needs

The procedure for airline security screenings isn’t likely to change significantly so long as air travel’s terrorism threat remains, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

11/22/2010

Man in body scanning machine at JFK Airport (file/credit:Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

ACLU Calls On Congress To End Full-Body Scanners

He’s threatening to sue. An airline passenger says the new security pat-down measures went way too far and he recorded it all on his cell phone.

11/15/2010

Rep. Peter King is seen in New York City - Sep 8, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

GOP Takeover = More NY Homeland Security Funding?

The Republican takeover of the House makes it likely that Long Island Congressman Peter King will take over as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

11/03/2010

A full-body scanner is demonstrated by a woman at Fuhlsbuettel airport - Hamburg, Germany - Sep 27, 2010 - Photo: FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images

Full-Body Scanners Delayed; New Scanner For Liquids

Full-body scanners have not yet been installed at New York City area airports.

10/14/2010

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