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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces she will not seek re-election

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican who clashed with the Obama administration over immigration and once wagged her finger at the president on an airport tarmac, said on Wednesday she would not run for re-election, ending speculation about whether she would seek a third…

Outgoing U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warns of ‘major cyber event’

Outgoing US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday warned of a “major cyber event” in the future that would have a “serious” impact on American society. In what she described as “a kind of open letter to my successor,” Napolitano warned of terrorist threats, major weather events and the…

Official: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to resign

Reports on Friday revealed that an administration official said Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will resign, according to reports from Reuters, the New York Times and the Associated Press. The AP reported that Napolitano is leaving to take a senior position in the University of California…

Janet Napolitano answers critics of new TSA rules for knives on airplanes

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano quoted a “Saturday Night Live” comedian when she was asked about a storm…  …

U.S. expects record number of deportations in 2011

WASHINGTON — The United States this year will deport a record number of undocumented aliens who are convicted criminals, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. Last year the US government deported a record 390,000 undocumented aliens, including 195,000 with a criminal background, and were even higher in the next…

9/11 terror threat ‘ongoing’: U.S. security chief

WASHINGTON — The United States remains on alert for a possible terror attack, even though the 9/11 anniversary has come and gone without incident, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. “We consider it as an ongoing threat,” Napolitano said, testifying before a congressional panel. Napolitano and FBI director Robert…

Napolitano: Shoes will soon stay on at airport security

You will have one less inconvenience to deal with at the airport in the future. Homeland Security Security Janet Napolitano told Politico that air passengers will eventually not have to take off their shoes anymore while going through security checks. “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we…

U.S. issues worldwide 9/11 travel alert to Americans

WASHINGTON — The US State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, calling on Americans living and traveling abroad to remain vigilant. The department said it had not identified any “specific threats” about possible attacks but that Al-Qaeda and its…

Homeland Security warns shoe bombs still a threat

LAS VEGAS — Shoe bombs remain a threat for US aviation, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who said passengers will have to continue to remove their shoes at airport screenings. Napolitano drew applause at a conference of travel and tourism industry leaders with her remarks that the department has…

US customs agent shot dead in Mexico

WASHINGTON – A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot and killed “in the line of duty” in Mexico and a second was wounded in the attack by “unknown assailants,” a top US official said. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she was “deeply saddened by the news” that…

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