travel safety and security

Homeland Security wants to use facial recognition on US citizens, too

UPDATE: US Customs and Border Protection, which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, said Thursday that it is no longer seeking a regulation change that would have enabled it to use facial-recognition technology to identify all people entering and leaving the United States, including US citizens. The change follows CBP consultation with Congress and privacy experts.

Stuck in the airport? Make the most of your flight delay

If you're stuck in the airport this Thanksgiving -- and if the storms expected to thrash the West Coast and the onslaught of a record 31.6 million air travelers are any indication, you might be -- it could be easy to abandon hope. You could easily air your grie

Safest countries to visit in 2020

For those who are planning a holiday for next year and wondering which countries are the safest, a risk map published by an organization specializing in travel security may be of help.

Cuccinelli may rise in Homeland Security

Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be placed in the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security by Chad Wolf, the incoming acting Homeland Security Secretary, after legal hurdles prevented Cuccinelli from serving in the top role, according to a source familiar with the plan.