MIAMI — Dozens of staff from the Environmental Protection Agency are working to help secure some of the nation’s most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida. The agency said its employees are evacuating personnel, securing equipment and safeguarding hazardous materials ahead of expected storm surges and heavy rains. The Associated...
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- Irma could wreak havoc on Florida superfund sites
By Associated Press - Saturday Sep 9, 2017
- The rise and sad fall of Craig Carton
By Lia Eustachewich - Wednesday Sep 6, 2017
Craig Carton’s lucrative career on the airwaves began 26 years ago — long before he became one half of the much-listened-to “Boomer & Carton” show and faced federal fraud charges stemming from millions of dollars in crushing gambling debt. The New Rochelle-born personality became a broadcaster in 1991 at WGR Radio in Buffalo, then zigzagged...
- Tablets X-rayed separately in new U.S. airport screening
By Alan Levin - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
U.S. airline passengers will have to take tablet computers and other large electronic devices out of carry-on bags for inspection as the government phases in tighter screening prompted by fears that terror groups can hide bombs in them.Most passengers already had to remove laptops from their bags when going through security, and now they will need to remove e-readers, tablet computers and other devices so they can be X-rayed separately, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.“It is critical for TSA to constantly enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats and keep passengers safe,” TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia said in an email.By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats.The move, which comes at the peak summer travel season, is part of a sweeping overhaul of how airport security agencies screen electronics following intelligence that terror groups have refined their ability to sneak bombs in laptops and other devices.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had threatened for months to impose a ban on large electronic devices in airline cabins for all flights headed to the U.S. after imposing such restrictions in March on flights leaving from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa.Airport lines surged in 2016, prompting thousands of travelers to miss flights, as TSA staffing levels fell and screeners became overwhelmed by rising numbers of travelers.Airlines for America, a trade group representing large carriers, said in an email it “remains committed to working collaboratively with DHS officials to strike the appropriate balance of maintaining the efficiency of the system, while ensuring the highest levels of security are in place.”American Airlines isn’t concerned that the enhanced screenings will slow movement through airport security lines because the procedures were tested in TSA lanes at its hubs in Los Angeles and Phoenix, said spokesman Ross Feinstein.American is working with Analogic Corp. to expand the use of a new X-ray scanner borrowed from the medical industry to create a higher-definition, three-dimensional image that is better able to detect explosives.
- Equifax suffered breach months before the massive hack
By Max Jaeger - Monday Sep 18, 2017
Equifax was hacked months before the breach that compromised the social security numbers and other personal information of 143 million Americans — and at may have been carried out by the same attackers, according to a new report. The credit-reporting agency announced earlier this month that hackers broke into its system — and peeped at...
- Equifax's troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach
By KEN SWEET and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers - Thursday Sep 14, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred, further undermining its credibility as the guardian of personal data that can easily be used for identity theft.Equifax identified a weakness in an open-source software package called Apache Struts as the technological crack that allowed hackers to heist Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and full legal names from a massive database maintained primarily for lenders.SECURITY FOR DUMMIESThe disclosure , made late Wednesday, cast the company's damaging security lapse in an even harsher light.
- NY agency called Justice Center may lack power to prosecute
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Wednesday Sep 20, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal cases against alleged wrongdoers. But it lacked one key thing, according to three recent court rulings: the legal authority to actually prosecute anyone.That has potentially put dozens of convictions in jeopardy and threatens to undermine the mission of the agency, known as the Justice Center, to protect the 1 million disabled, addicted and mentally ill in state care.