Texas synagogue standoff prompts review of security measures between US and UK

"In the wake of the of the incident, we have been in active contact with our UK partners discussing Akram's case. Indications have surfaced that Akram had several criminal and potentially terrorist-related interactions with the UK government. However, none of these resulted in information that rose to the threshold for passing to the United States," Stephanie Dobitsch, a senior DHS intelligence official, said Wednesday during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing. DHS is l

EPA officially reinstates California's authority to craft its own vehicle emissions standards

"Today we proudly reaffirm California's longstanding authority to lead in addressing pollution from cars and trucks," EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement. "Our partnership with states to confront the climate crisis has never been more important. With today's action, we reinstate an approach that for years has helped advance clean technologies and cut air pollution for people not just in California, but for the U.S. as a whole." In 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive or

Trump-era interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated ethics rules while in office, watchdog report finds

The new report from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General focuses on Zinke's involvement with the Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation, which Zinke resigned from upon his confirmation as interior secretary in 2017. The foundation, based in Zinke's hometown of Whitefish, Montana, was in negotiations with developers for a commercial development project called 95 Karrow, which sought to establish businesses in the area including a hotel, restaurant and microbrewery, accordi

Buttigieg says 'we need to take a look at' a no-fly list for unruly passengers

"I think we need to take a look at it. Look, the airlines are often doing their own internal no-fly list. Some of them have spoken about maybe coordinating on that, and we're looking at these policy recommendations as well," Buttigieg told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview. Buttigieg has previously expressed openness to a federal no-fly list for violent airplane passengers, telling CNN in late October that it "should be on the table." The existing federal no-fly list is used to prevent terrori

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