Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
Hong Kong reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu just days after the first, raising...
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on...
The number of Wisconsin workers killed on the job increased 28 percent last year, in part because of an increase in workplace shootings. A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 114 fatal work injuries in 2012 — 25 more than the year before.
Calgary organizations are at-risk with their emergency response plans (ERP) and are not fully prepared for natural disasters or emergencies, according to a new Ipsos Reid study. The research study included telephone interviews with almost one-third of Calgary-based organizations that have more than 100 employees.
The Department of Homeland Security today announced that Monsignor John Brown, Walgreens drugstores, and the New York Mets have been awarded the 2013 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience, recognizing their contributions to their communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
British police say four people have been arrested by detectives investigating the suspected theft of 1 million ($1.6 million) from two U.K. banks. Metropolitan Police say cybercrime detectives launched the operation after being alerted that "a number" of bank customers had unknowingly downloaded malware by opening emails allegedly from their banks.
The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon. Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said she had expected that aid had been delivered by helicopter.
Send Word Now, a worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, has announced the addition of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), located in the Republic of the Philippines, to its long and growing list of energy and utilities clients.
Thousands of people in Britain faced a second day of flooding Friday as the country confronted its worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts roared across northern Europe.
Kroll today released its third annual Cyber Security Forecast, a prediction of the most significant cyber issues organizations will confront in 2014. The latest forecast highlights seven trends identified by Kroll and suggests that a changing tide in cyber standards will require organizations to take stronger actions and safeguards to protect against risks.
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn't likely to keep out spies.
Royal Bank of Scotland customers found themselves unable to use debit or credit cards on the busiest shopping day of the year. Ross McEwan, who took over as CEO this year, apologized. He acknowledged the bank had failed for decades to invest properly in its systems and that it was working to set this right.
A 36-year-old Indonesian maid is in the hospital in critical condition, the southern Chinese financial hub's Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said. Ko said the semiautonomous Chinese city's government would step up its flu pandemic preparedness plan.
It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs. Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington.
Private information of millions of current and former students, workers and suppliers at the Maricopa County Community College District was vulnerable to hackers because of security lapses in the district's computer systems that have since been patched, district officials said Wednesday.
The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu. The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The vaccine will be placed in the U.S. government's emergency stockpile.