ISIS Attacks In Saudi Arabia Test Security Of Hajj

So far, the extremist group’s presence in the kingdom appears to be in a low-level stage, but it has claimed four significant bombings since May, one of them in neighboring Kuwait.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 photo, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology. Its determination to bring down the U.S.-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage later this month. So far,

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Another Man Has Breached The White House Fence Causing A Lockdown

The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper carrying a knife sprinted across the same lawn, ran past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.

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WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service

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The “51 Percenter” Bitcoin Apocalypse Is Nigh

A bitcoin mining pool has grabbed control of more than 50 percent of bitcoin processing, threatening the democratic and decentralized nature of the cryptocurrency.

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Since the bitcoin was created five years ago, one of its defining security characteristics has been that due to high production costs and the popularity of the cryptocurrency, it was theoretically improbable that a single person or entity could claim majority control over the bitcoin. This, in effect, prevented the creation of a centralized

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TSA Quick Screening Extended To International Airlines

NEW YORK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its PreCheck expedited screening program to passengers on international airlines. Air Canada on Tuesday became the first international carrier to participate, with TSA officials saying other foreign airlines would soon sign on. Airlines need to first update their computer systems to embed extra information in […]

Transportation Security Administration agent Kevin Effan, left, allows a screened passenger to board his American Airlines flight. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its PreCheck expedited screening program to passengers on international airlines. Air Canada on Tuesday became the first international carrier to participate, with TSA officials saying other foreign airlines would soon sign on. Airlines need to first update their computer

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No Clear Security Fixes For Fort Hood Violence

The sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood.

DALLAS (AP) — After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian employees from carrying guns onto big installations like Fort Hood. The kind of searches that would have prevented

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Former TSA Agent Pens Story About Behind the Scenes Reality of Organization

The use of misogynist code words by male agents for female travelers, laughing at people being examined by full body scanners and other unprofessional behaviors were commonplace by agents.

John E. Brennan stands naked after he stripped down while going through a security screening area, as a protest against airport security procedures. (AP Photo/Brian Reilly)

John E. Brennan stands naked after he stripped down while going through a security screening area, as a protest against airport security procedures. (AP) Many Americans have had an aversion to the Transportation Security Agency’s policies since the organization was created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S. The agency was

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