Secretary of State Meets with Putin to Discuss Syria

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today to discuss the situation in Syria. The two parties have agreed to hold another international conference aimed at continuing the dialog from the Action Group for Syria meeting last summer.

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Navy SEALs Train Local Law Enforcement for Terrorist Attack

David Hench, Portland Press Herald
Special to In Homeland Security

PORTLAND HARBOR — Sgt. Andrew Hutchings worked his way methodically down the submerged hull of the 800-foot-long fuel tanker Militos, searching for a gray disk the size of a dinner plate.

As he descended 10, 20, 30 feet into the water, he scanned the red hull as far as he could see — which in the typically murky water at the mouth of Portland Harbor was about 10 feet.

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Government releases video used in unsuccessful case against Border Patrol agent

The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have released a surveillance video that was used in a case against a Border Patrol agent who was acquitted last month by a jury of a charge of choking a migrant.

A judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Attorney’s office to release the footage in response to a petition by news organizations, including The Associated Press.

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Police: Man Who Fired Shots in Houston Airport Terminal was Intent on Committing Suicide

By Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

HOUSTON (AP) — A man appeared intent on suicide, or what’s known as suicide by cop, when he opened fire with a pistol inside a busy terminal at Houston’s largest airport and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Friday.

Carnell Marcus Moore, 29, of Beaumont shot himself in the temple with a 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol Thursday afternoon after shooting twice into the ceiling at a ticketing area at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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9 Ways to Better Protect Your Identity When You Are Away from Home

Adam Levin, Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

I commissioned a poll last month to sample, among other things, people’s attitudes about identity theft. I was both surprised and disappointed to see that 4 of 10 people surveyed believe that the threat of identity theft is more a product of marketers selling identity monitoring and protection services than a real problem.

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Algerian Man Extradited from Thailand to Face US Charges Linked to SpyEye Computer Virus

Phillip Lucas, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

ATLANTA (AP) — An Algerian man is set to appear in U.S. court on charges he created and marketed a computer program that drained millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world.

U.S. Attorney Sally Yates says a 23-count indictment charges 24-year-old Hamza Bendelladj with wire fraud, bank fraud, computer fraud and conspiracy.

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