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5 dead, 8 injured after Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting; gunman in custody

Five people are dead and a shooting suspect is in custody Friday after a lone gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida without saying a word, witnesses and authorities say. At 2:30 p.m. local time, the TSA said there was another active shooter at the airport and that all terminals were closed.

U.S. warns banks on cyber threat after Bangladesh heist

U.S. regulators on Tuesday told banks to review cyber-security protections against fraudulent money transfers in the wake of revelations that a hacking group used such messages to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. The notice from the Fed and other financial regulators came two weeks after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation privately

Dumping Debbie? Unnamed sources allowed to whack DNC chair in power struggle

Howard Kurtz, The knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And The Hill just served up a whole drawer full of them. Without identifying who is wielding the weapons. That’s how unnamed sources use the press to bloody their target. There is no doubt that Wasserman Schultz has become a highly controversial chairman of the

Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party’s national convention this summer in Philadelphia.  According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz’s ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to

Few airports require employee screening before work

The head of the Transportation Security Administration appeared to acknowledge in a recent Capitol Hill hearing that only three U.S. airports require employees to go through screening checks before coming to work, even after reports surfaced that dozens of airport workers have potential terror ties.  TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger was asked about the checks at

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

 Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday. The agency blames budget constraints. As a result, seniors seeking information and help from the