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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

War college holds conference about women, peace and security

An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds

A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 …


BBB Tip of the Week: Take steps to keep your cellphone secure

Mobile phones also can leave us vulnerable to cyber thieves looking for a way to steal your personal data. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest offers the following tips to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

Israel’s security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass …


U.S. ends airline laptop ban as new security measures make the electronics OK to carry on

New security measures added at international airports now allow laptop computers, tablets and other large electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland …


British foreign secretary in Japan for security, trade talks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson mingled with robots on Thursday before meeting with Japanese officials.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Colombia: Bombing at mall kills 3, including French woman

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to capture those responsible for detonating a homemade bomb that killed three people, including a French woman, in a busy shopping mall over the …


Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security

The shooting at a baseball field that critically wounded a Republican congressman and injured several others is forcing lawmakers to ask what more should be done to ensure the safety …


Finland’s security agency raises country’s threat assessment

Finland’s security agency says it has raised its threat assessment to the second level of a four-level scale.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and …


NYC tightens security after concert blast in England

New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations “out of an abundance of caution” following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.


Samuelson: ‘Internet of things’ brings with it threats to security

Despite enormous benefits, the internet encourages crime, global conflict and economic disruption. The drift seems ominous.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

Talks on a proposed U.S. ban on laptops and tablets in flights from Europe ended Wednesday with no ban – and a promise of more talks and better intelligence sharing.


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

Man charged with abandoning young girl in car near Gonzaga

Spokane police say a young girl was left alone in a car with the windows rolled down for hours Friday night and into Saturday morning, as temperatures dropped to 39 …


Montana airport gains full-body scanner after 4-year hiatus

Helena Regional Airport in Montana will soon be using a full-body scanner for the first time since March 2013.


Whatcom County still waiting for money to pay for Trump for rally costs

Whatcom County still hasn’t heard back after asking then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to reimburse the county for security costs for a rally last year.


French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

A feel-good Paris concert, a meeting with Muslim leaders and a blowout rally in Marseille – France’s presidential candidates are blanketing the country Wednesday with campaign events to try to …


Special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits being considered by Florida county

Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied …


The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail: $1 million per month

Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of $1 million per month, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.


British Airways starts scanning faces to enable faster boarding

British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition.


Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out …


TSA warns police agencies about its new airport pat-downs

The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.


U.S. renews global terrorism warning for Americans abroad

The State Department has renewed its global terrorism warning for American citizens abroad, urging them to stay vigilant in public places and boost their security awareness.



Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks

Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure …


Home of Trump golf course seeks money for security costs

A New Jersey township that’s home to one of Donald Trump’s golf courses is asking the federal government to help cover security costs for the president-elect.


Sue Lani Madsen: How much liberty are we willing to give up to secure safety?

Since 9/11 we have debated as if liberty and security are mutually exclusive. Joseph Grable, in a recent talk in Spokane, says the opposite of liberty is not security, but …


Fort Trump: New security measures ring Trump Tower

Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump …


Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas

Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.


Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police

When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But …