04/11/2013 - U.S. Senators agree to background checks at gun shows, a report urges the government to better research emergency response to a nuclear disaster, and two agents charged with investigating corruption are found falsifying records.
04/08/2013 - European data protection authorities launch investigations of Google, the government fights illegal border crossings at Indian reservations, and the Indiana legislature considers placing an armed officer at every public school.
04/01/2013 - When a small thunderstorm cell that formed in central Iowa in June 2012 grew into a monster storm called a derecho, 22 people lost their lives, and residents from the Midwest to the East Coast suffered extensive property loss and power outages. Read about how the states of Maryland and Virginia used the experience to develop recommendations for making utilities and the cities they serve more resilient to future storms.
03/28/2013 - Lessons from the largest distributed denial of service attack in history; what the ACLU found in e-mails from the Justice Department about phone tracking; How Mexican drug cartels use children as young as 11, and more.
02/28/2013 - A university erred in failing to release reports of sexual assaults on campus. A GAO report attempts to measure spillover violence from the southwest border. And efforts to curb human trafficking are underway.
02/27/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case yesterday on whether DNA can be collected by law enforcement without a warrant for comparison in unsolved crimes. A shooting spree has occurred at a plant in Switzerland. Prosecution will not proceed against the owner of an Internet streaming site accused of piracy.
02/26/2013 - After private government audits, the laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been cited for improperly securing potential bioterror agents and for a lack of training given to employees who work with them.
02/22/2013 - The government urges federal contractors to use criminal background screening sparingly. The GAO says that physical security at government facilities could be improved. And all government agencies must develop policies to deal with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace.
02/13/2013 - Pentagon looks at using smartphones to scan faces; EPIC pursues its case against FBI using cellphones for tracking; statistics on gun permit and transfer denials show history since Brady law.