SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES What does Medicare cover? Medicare & You, 2014
The Social Security Administration is not directly responsible for Medicare and SSA employees cannot provide detailed information about Medicare coverage. Along with providing general information, the... Posted on 12/6/13 at 8:51 AM
THE NEW FORTY Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge... Posted on 10/6/13 at 12:38 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Grand Forks Airport makes flying with kids stress free
Todays blog is written by Michaela Schell, a local writer and business professional.
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THE PERIPHERY The Internet and the U.S. Government
With every new technology comes the potential for either good or evil. How will the U.S. government's use of digital technology to spy be judged?
Dynamite can clear the way for a new road through a m... Posted on 6/10/13 at 7:54 AM
An assembly of Afghan elders endorsed a crucial security deal on Sunday to enable U.S. troops to operate in the country beyond next year, but President Hamid Karzai left the matter up in the air by refusing to say whether he would sign it into law.
Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni
, November 24, 2013
Nov. 22, 1963, is on Clint Hill’s mind every day. The former Secret Service agent assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is still haunted with guilt nearly 50 years later.
This is an archived story.
President Hamid Karzai triggered uncertainty about a vital security pact with the United States on Thursday by saying it should not be signed until after Afghanistan's presidential election next April, prompting the White House to insist on a year-end deadline.
Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati
, November 21, 2013
The United States and Afghanistan scrambled to try to finalise a crucial security pact on Wednesday, a day before thousands of Afghan elders were due to start debating whether to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2014.
Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi
, November 20, 2013
Public disclosures about U.S. government surveillance threaten the ability of police to use powerful new technologies such as drones and mobile license plate readers, a top law enforcement official said on Sunday.
Airport and airline officials are reviewing video and gathering information as they try to figure out how a 9-year-old boy evaded security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without a ticket.
A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner on Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.
Armed guards stand at the gates. IDs are needed to pass through electronic barriers. And uniformed members of the American military — well-trained and battle-tested — are everywhere, smartly saluting as they come and go.
The map of closed American embassies — and those that remain open — in the Middle East and Africa provides a window into the Obama administration's concern about a potentially imminent al-Qaida terrorist attack on overseas U.S. interests.
Security forces closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols Sunday near some of the 22 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.
News of the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs that targeted phone records but also information transmitted on the Internet has done more than spark a debate about privacy. Some are reviewing and changing their online habits.
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