U.K. Royal Navy Takes Lead in Persian Gulf Shipping Protection Mission

The U.K. Royal Navy is now leading the international effort to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman following a change of command ceremony Thursday. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper lauded the Read More …

Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. Read More …

Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after latest crash

Several airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. The flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second disaster in five months involving a Boeing Read More …

U.S. Chip Cards Are Being Compromised in the Millions

A full 60 million U.S. cards were compromised in the past 12 months. While 93 percent of those were EMV chip-enabled, merchants continued to use mag stripes. Chip-and-PIN technology has become the de-facto standard for in-person credit- and debit-card transactions Read More …

Melbourne car ramming: four people critically injured and driver arrested

Four people have been critically injured after a car ploughed through a busy intersection outside the Flinders Street station in Melbourne in what police have described as a “deliberate act”. The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old man, was arrested by an Read More …

US-bound passengers face check-in security interviews

US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in to flights at a number of global airlines from Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up. Lufthansa, Emirates, Air France and Norwegian Air confirmed to AFP that US authorities had asked Read More …

New travel order tasks countries with data sharing

The president’s new order sharpening travel restrictions for a number of countries come as Customs and Border Security has been closing in on a long-sought key biometric system that can track visa overstays. In a Sept. 24 proclamation, President Donald Trump Read More …