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Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send 50 Marines to that country to help boost security at the American embassy in Khartoum, a U.S. official confirms.With the Marines en route to Sudan on Friday night, a U.S. o…

Police Spend $50 Million in Taxpayer Funds for Convention Security

Police Spend $50 Million in Taxpayer Funds for Convention Security

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Armored trucks. Digital Sandbox software upgrades. EOD X-ray machines. If it sounds like a techie’s dream come true, think again: These gadgets are all part of a slew of new gear for police in Tampa, Fla., and Char…

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is named in a federal lawsuit from 11 of the city’s police officers, alleging that the mayor unlawfully removed them from his security detail when he took office in 2011.The officers…

‘Master Key’ Suspected in Rash of Toyota Tacoma Thefts

‘Master Key’ Suspected in Rash of Toyota Tacoma Thefts

ABC News(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — A rash of thefts targeting Toyota Tacoma trucks has Santa Barbara, Calif., cops suspecting that a ring of thieves has a “master key” that can open and turn on any Tacoma truck.Police were first alerted to the Tacoma s…

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security Comment

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security Comment

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — Emerging from 10 Downing Street this afternoon, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney spoke of his high-level meetings on this first full day of his overseas tour.  The trip has become a rite of passage for …

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info…

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

US Intelligence Sets Up Threat Integration Center as Olympics Get Underway

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies have established a threat integration center with British Security officials to analyze threat info…

Boy, 11, Flies to Rome With No Ticket or Family

Boy, 11, Flies to Rome With No Ticket or Family

Bryan Mullennix/Getty Images(LONDON) — Authorities are investigating how a solo 11-year-old boy boarded a plane from Manchester, U.K., and arrived in Rome, Italy, with no money or documentation. The Jet2.com flight departed the Manchester airport Tues…

2012 London Olympics: Officials Acknowledge Surprising Security Gaps

2012 London Olympics: Officials Acknowledge Surprising Security Gaps

MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — With less than two weeks before the Olympic torch is lit in London, British officials are offering public assurances that despite high-profile media reports on potential cracks in the $2 billion Olympic securit…

Military Called In as London Olympic Security Shows Cracks

Military Called In as London Olympic Security Shows Cracks

Steve Rose/Getty Images(LONDON) — With just 16 days before the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics, British officials are struggling to put the finishing touches on the $2 billion security package they have been working on for 7 years — and…

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement Surge

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement Surge

MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While U.S. officials say publicly there is no specific threat of a terror attack, behind the scenes law enforcement officials tell ABC News there are plans for a major security surge at airports and transp…

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration has become a necessary inconvenience for most travelers as the list of prohibited items has increased and the lines for screenings continue to serpentine through many airpo…

Surveillance Video Apparently Shows Man Dragged Face-Down by Police

Surveillance Video Apparently Shows Man Dragged Face-Down by Police

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating an incident in which surveillance footage shows police officers apparently dragging a man face-down out of the Will Rogers World Airport.The incident occurred on Feb. 20, when Ja…

Rick Santorum Campaign Formally Requests Secret Service Protection

Rick Santorum Campaign Formally Requests Secret Service Protection

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(FARGO, N.D.) — The Santorum campaign has formally requested Secret Service protection, a campaign aide confirmed to ABC News.A campaign lawyer sent the Department of Homeland Security a letter Wednesday, but the aide told …

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director Monday morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a…

After $350M, Success of Law Enforcement Wireless Network Still ‘Doubtful’

After $350M, Success of Law Enforcement Wireless Network Still ‘Doubtful’

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A new report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General finds that the Department of Justice has spent $350 million on developing an integrated wireless network that has, “yet to achieve the resu…

Woman Claims Hotel Gave Drunken Man Her Room Key

Woman Claims Hotel Gave Drunken Man Her Room Key

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A New York business woman is suing Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, claiming staff at one of their hotels gave her room key to a drunken man who allegedly sexually assaulted her in her bed.Alison Fournier a…

Who Pays for Rick Perry’s Security? Texans

Who Pays for Rick Perry’s Security? Texans

ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rick Perry’s security costs have risen since he entered the presidential campaign in August, costing Texas taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month, according to a report by the Texas Tribune. An examination of Texas publi…

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — A Massachusetts woman who flew home from Las Vegas this week says an airport security officer took her frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk.”Rebecca Hai…

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