Myanmar security forces kill 82 pro-democracy protesters in single day: reports – National

At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. Friday’s death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single city since […]

What the latest deadly U.S. Capitol breach could mean for ‘eyesore’ security fence – National

A deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol’s perimeter could delay the gradual reopening of the building’s grounds to the public just as lawmakers were eyeing a return to more normal security measures following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18 year veteran of the force, was killed Friday when […]

Mexico boosts border security to stop child migrants

Mexico will step up security along its southern border with Guatemala to stop child migrants crossing on their way to the United States, the authorities said Friday. The announcement comes after an increase in flows of undocumented migrants heading north following US President Joe Biden’s immigration reforms. The operations on the southern border are aimed […]

Fencing around U.S. Capitol to be scaled back as security threat diminishes – National

Amid strong bipartisan pushback, security officials say they will soon scale back fencing that has circled the U.S. Capitol and cut off the entire area to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since a mob attacked the building on Jan. 6. Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said Monday in a memo to members of Congress […]

Hospitals, schools and offices exposed in Verkada security camera hack – National

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup. That California startup, Verkada, said Wednesday it is investigating the scope of the breach, first reported by Bloomberg News, […]

UN Security Council wrestles with threat of action over Myanmar coup

The UN Security Council failed to agree on Tuesday on a statement that would have condemned the coup in Myanmar, called for restraint by the military and threatened to consider “further measures,” though diplomats said talks would likely continue. During an initial bid to finalize the text, China, Russia, India and Vietnam all suggested amendments […]

Security tight at US Capitol after police warn of possible militia attack

Security was tight on Thursday at the US Capitol in Washington, the scene of a deadly assault in January, after police warned that a militia group might try to attack it to mark a key date on the calendar of a baseless conspiracy theory. A bulletin issued on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security […]

Officials point to security, intel failures in US Capitol riot

The deadly US Capitol riot on January 6 exposed devastating security and intelligence weaknesses, with military authorities reacting too slowly to calls for National Guard backup against an overwhelming mob, security officials told Congress Tuesday. In the first Senate hearing on the security failings, featuring US Capitol Police and Washington police chiefs and congressional sergeants […]

U.S. Capitol security to testify before Congress about deadly riot – National

U.S. Congress is set to hear from former U.S. Capitol security officials for the first time about the massive law enforcement failures on Jan. 6, the day a violent mob laid siege to the building and interrupted the presidential electoral count. Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees resigned […]

Security forces in Myanmar use rubber bullets, tear gas as protests continue – National

Security forces in Myanmar ratcheted up their pressure against anti-coup protesters Saturday, using water cannons, tear gas, slingshots and rubber bullets against demonstrators and striking dock workers in Mandalay, the nation’s second-largest city. At least five people were injured by rubber bullets and had to be carried away in ambulances, according to an Associated […]