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Homeland Security News: DHS Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON – On June 19, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials participated in a hearing titled “Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic.”  The hearing took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and was held by the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. During … Continue reading Homeland Security News: DHS Officials Discuss Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Five To The Texas Workforce Investment Council

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Gina Aguirre Adams, Lindsey Geeslin, Adam Hutchison, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms set to expire on September 1, 2021.  The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with strategic planning for and evaluation of the Texas workforce system … Continue reading Texas Political News: Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Five To The Texas Workforce Investment Council

WASHINGTON | Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its “insensitive policy,” the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico. In a Capitol Hill news conference, Sharpton accused U.S. officials of applying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

WASHINGTON | US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-hardened Army commander nominated to take over U.S. military operations in Afghanistan warned senators Tuesday that if America leaves the fight too rapidly, there is a risk Islamic State militants could merge with al-Qaida and plan attacks against the U.S. or its allies. Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, a former Army Delta … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US commander warns against leaving Afghanistan too rapidly

Virginia News: Attorney General Herring Joins 20 Attorneys General to Demand Sessions End Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics

RICHMOND, VA – Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general calling on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the cruel attacks on children and families lawfully seeking asylum in the United States as they seek protection from domestic, sexual and gang violence.  In recent weeks, the … Continue reading Virginia News: Attorney General Herring Joins 20 Attorneys General to Demand Sessions End Illegal, Cruel Immigration Tactics

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent. Verizon said that … Continue reading Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday. Confounding grim … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Delaware News: Delaware Governor John Carney’s Statement on the Delaware National Guard, Deployment to the Southern Border

DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on Tuesday issued the following statement on the Delaware National Guard and deployment to the southern border: “I take my job as Commander-in-Chief of the Delaware National Guard extremely seriously.  In the last year, we’ve sent Guardsmen and women to Texas, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to help our … Continue reading Delaware News: Delaware Governor John Carney’s Statement on the Delaware National Guard, Deployment to the Southern Border