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Silicon Valley Man Convicted In Workplace Shooting

March 11, 2013 11:08 am | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley engineer was found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting three executives at a semiconductor startup the same day he was fired. The Nov. 14, 2008, shooting at SiPort Inc. is one of the worst workplace shootings to have taken place in the high tech region south of San Francisco.

NY Marks 20th Anniversary Of World Trade Bombing

February 26, 2013 11:17 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1,000 people were injured in the 1993 blast in an underground garage below one of the...

Fontana, Calif., Schools Get High-Powered Rifles

January 29, 2013 11:18 am | by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered...

NY Seals 1st State Gun Laws Since Newtown Massacre

January 15, 2013 10:57 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the...

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Germany: Robbers Dig 100-Foot Tunnel To Raid Bank

January 15, 2013 10:09 am | News | Comments

German police say robbers dug a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel into the safe deposit room of a Berlin bank and escaped with their haul, setting a fire as they left to cover their tracks. Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf says the tunnel led from an underground garage into the bank's safe deposit room.

Gun Debate Revives Enduring American Fight

January 3, 2013 10:03 am | by LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The debate now under way underscores how different guns are from other social issues -- how this topic is not just about you, but about us. In a world of weaponry unimaginable to the people who came up with the Second Amendment, how do you strike the right balance between the individual's right to bear arms and the government's role in protecting the public?

Leadership, Counselors Support Chiefs Players Following Belcher Tragedy

December 4, 2012 9:03 am | by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The Kansas City Chiefs returned to work Monday at their practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium, trying to find a sense of normalcy after two days of unimaginable heartache. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was there to lend support to an organization in mourning. Chaplains and outside counselors were brought in to help players and staff come to grips with tragedy.

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Agiliance Sets New Threshold For Automating Security Data Collection

November 27, 2012 5:31 pm | News | Comments

The rising tide of insider and advanced persistent threats, mounting regulatory pressure, and the impact of big security data on an organization’s operational efficiency have led many progressive organizations to adopt a “risk-based” approach to security.

Domestic Violence, Standoff Preceeded Wisc. Spa Shooting

October 23, 2012 1:07 pm | News | Comments

The shooting spree that happened about 11 a.m. Sunday triggered chaos in the commercial area around the spa. Believing Haughton had fled, police began a massive, six-hour search that locked down a nearby mall, country club and hospital.

Conflicting Images Emerge Of NY Terror Suspect

October 19, 2012 10:43 am | by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators, often accused by defense attorneys of entrapping and leading would-be terrorists along, said the 21-year-old Nafis made the first move over the summer, reaching out for accomplices and eventually contacting a government informant, who then went to federal authorities.

Virginia Tech Massacre At Center Of 2 Court Appeals

October 15, 2012 10:54 pm | by STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state moved Thursday to reverse a wrongful death verdict in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech while the parents of two students killed want the university's president to stand trial for failing to alert the campus when the first gunshots rang out.

Suit: Man Fired After Raising 9/11 Memorial Safety Concerns

October 5, 2012 2:08 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

As facilities director, Thomas Cancelliere alerted his bosses that the water in the memorial's signature fountains carried illness-causing bacteria, the exit gates were too narrow and could hinder an evacuation, and there were no security checks at a public parking garage directly below the off-site room where the memorial's millions of visitors are screened, the lawsuit said.

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ARES Security Corporation Created To Provide Security Optimization

October 2, 2012 11:19 am | News | Comments

ARES Security Corporation's AVERT ensures customer's business continuity by testing the efficiency of their current systems, their effectiveness of mitigating threats and evaluating the cost and efficacy of future procurements.

Speakers' Soapbox: Robert Noonan On Active Shooters & Workplace Violence

October 2, 2012 11:03 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, October 29-30, 2012 at The Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, Robert Noonan, Managing Director for Business Continuity at Société Générale Corporate Investment Bank, discusses the steps organizations should take to address workplace violence, active shooter events and the more common types of workplace violence.

Gunman Kills Businessman, 3 Others At Minn. Office

September 28, 2012 10:26 am | by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A man burst into a sign-making business in Minneapolis, fatally shooting the owner and three others in the office before turning the gun on himself, family and officials said Friday. A police summary describes a chaotic scene with multiple 911 calls from the business and one caller saying someone had been shot.

Aurora Shooting Theater Sued Over Lack Of Alarms, Security

September 25, 2012 12:26 pm | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

In addition to failing to have alarmed exit doors, the lawsuits claim Cinemark was negligent in failing to hire extra security for the midnight showing or generally protect patrons who were sitting in a darkened theater. They also say Cinemark failed to help evacuate the theater even after the shooting ended.

Violence Halts Operations At Apple Supplier Foxconn

September 24, 2012 5:05 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. A police statement reported by the official Xinhua News Agency said 5,000 officers were dispatched to the scene.

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Empire State Shooter Laid Off Over A Year Ago

August 31, 2012 1:02 am | by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The laid off clothing designer who shot his former colleague to death outside the Empire State Building last week told his landlord he was leaving — and not returning, police said Thursday. Jeffrey Johnson left his keys and said he wouldn't be back after Friday, the day his former co-worker Steven Ercolino was fatally shot.

Police Commissioner Defends Force In NYC Showdown

August 28, 2012 9:44 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ & TOM HAYS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dramatic security video of the Friday morning confrontation shows Johnson pointing the weapon at the officers, other pedestrians scattering and the two officers firing — one from very close range, the other while retreating. The police volley instantly killed Johnson, who never returned fire. Stray bullets, ricochets and fragments caused nonlife-threatening gunshot and graze wounds to nine civilians.

Disgruntled Worker Opens Fire Outside Empire State Building

August 24, 2012 11:08 am | by COLLEEN LONG & TOM HAYS, Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fire on others near the Empire State Building. The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Wis. Gunman Urged Other White Supremacists To Act

August 7, 2012 11:04 am | by SCOTT BAUER & TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bald, heavily tattooed bassist trained in psychological warfare before he was demoted and discharged more than a decade ago. After leaving the military, he became active in the obscure underworld of white supremacist music, playing in bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

NY, NJ Lawmakers Want Ammunition Sales Restricted

July 31, 2012 11:37 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online.

Wal-Mart Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

July 31, 2012 10:41 am | News | Comments

Authorities say a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a northern N.J. Wal-Mart store, but no explosive devices were found there. Authorities believe it is related to numerous similar threats at other U.S. Wal-Mart stores in recent days.

DHS Protective Security Advisors: Creating Resiliency Through Outreach & Security Assessments

July 30, 2012 5:40 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Ed Gleason, Regional Director with the Department of Homeland Security's Protective Security Advisor program, about the security products and services available to private businesses, the "very real" cyber threat, critical infrastructure and the shift from "protection" to "resiliency."

White House: Obama Not Seeking New Gun Laws

July 27, 2012 10:08 am | by JULIE PACE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama acknowledged that not enough had been done to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and pledged to work with lawmakers from both parties to move forward on the matter.

Can Gun Control Prevent Mass Killings?

July 24, 2012 12:15 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The effect of Australia's strict gun control laws and gun buyback following the Port Arthur massacre is a highly contentious topic, with experts and scientists offering varied interpretations of research data. However, one very compelling statistic has emerged.

Shooting Suspect Appears Dazed, Has Orange-Red Hair

July 24, 2012 10:45 am | by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

His hair dyed a shocking comic-book shade of orange-red, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem to be there at all.

House Leader Says Facts First Before Any Gun Bill

July 24, 2012 10:18 am | by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Calls from some Democrats for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the Colorado shooting rampage have run smack into the political reality that Congress hasn't passed strict legislation in more than a decade and has no plans to act this election year.

Security Increased At Theatres Following Shootings

July 20, 2012 1:05 pm | by MITCH STACY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some theaters and police around the U.S. stepped up security at daytime showings of the new Batman movie Friday after the massacre in Colorado, and while many fans were undeterred by the tragedy, others were nervous about going to see the film.

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