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Arsonist Who Took Selfie Video Sentenced To 20 Years For Wildfires

Wayne Allen Huntsman will also pay $60 million for causing injuries to California firefighters.<p>A man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to …

8 Medium Publications That Are Actually Worth Following

Founded in 2012 by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Medium is quickly becoming one of the world's most popular websites. According to Alexa, …

In-mask thermal imaging helps firefighters find victims trapped in burning buildings

Thermal imaging has been a crucial life-saving tool for rescue service workers for decades, but until recently, the technology hasn't been particularly easy to use. That's why a company called Scott Safety decided to put a thermal intelligence system directly in the sightlines of their brand new …

'Uber for fire engines' to speed up emergency response in London

The London Fire Brigade is using a new Uber-like mobilising system to assign fire engines to nearby emergencies<p>The London Fire Brigade has launched a new system for handling 999 calls in the capital, which uses GPS tracking technology and real-time status information – similar to taxi apps like …

The Apple Watch Could Save Your Life

Children trying to convince their parents that getting the an Apple Watch is a "matter of life and death" might gain some support for their argument. …

Low-cost Zika test detects virus within an hour

A cheap, quick, paper-based diagnostic test for Zika has been developed by researchers in the USA.<p>The test, developed at the Wyss Institute for …

'This is America!' The moment a Secret Service agent confronts Turkish president's bodyguards who roughed up journalists in DC

• <b>Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave speech on Thursday</b>• <b><br>Kurdish demonstrators clashed with pro-Erdogan demonstrators in street</b>• <b><br>But journalists</b> …

Ten Unexpected Duties Performed By Secret Service Agents

Until recently many people assumed the Secret Service did nothing more than guard the President and his family while wearing a stony expression and …

Secret Service agents leaving faster than can be replaced: report

Two lawmakers say the U.S. Secret Service may be running out of agents and could need to use outside help, according to the Washington Examiner.<p>"USSS …

Secret Services answers questions about new rifle

Is this Secret Service agent carrying a rifle under that coat? Maybe. One requirement is the rifle must be “discreet.” (Photo: Secret …

How not to get away with robbery: Hop the White House fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a surefire way to get busted for robbery: leave the scene of the crime and hop over the White House fence.<p>The White House …

Fear Loading: Secret Service Goes Gun Shopping

In mid-March 2016, the Secret Service started shopping for a firearm to replace or supplement its fleet of H&K MP5s (below) and FNP90s (top, image by …

DHS to release harmless gas in NYC subway for bioterrorism drill

Don't hold your breath, it’s only a test.<p>The Department of Homeland Security will release “harmless particle materials” in the city’s subway system …

Greek parliament approves pension cuts and tax rises as protesters clash with police

The Greek parliament adopted a controversial package of pension cuts and tax hikes on Sunday evening despite mass public opposition, bowing to creditor demands in a bid to unlock the next tranche of badly-needed bailout funds.<p>The unpopular reforms, which saw thousands take to the streets in …

Architect Designs Floating Home Meant to Withstand Climate Change

The rising of our planet's sea levels doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. According to one 2015 study [PDF], more than 400 towns and …

The Most Catastrophic Fires in History

Various theories suggest that the taming and use of fire were crucial to our development as modern humans: fire provided protection, warmth, and the …

ISIS to Field a Team in World Football?

ISIS declared the establishment of a worldwide caliphate in 2014. It occupies territory. It provides services to the people living within its …

Top Ten Movies That Misrepresent Homeland Security, But I Still Watch on Spike TV

[Updated to go to Eleven]<p>1. <b>Air Force One — The Great Escape Pod Debate</b><p>It’s a 747 with an escape pod. A second, tiny aircraft, that the president …

Top Five Prince Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Homeland Security

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57. One of the most prolific and best-selling musical artists of all time, with …

Voting for Treason: Five Reasons You Betray America if You Support This Man

Donald Trump will <b>not</b> make America great again. Donald Trump will annihilate us.<p>Ted Cruz and John Kasich have now jumped ship on the run-up to the …

Does Superman Hate DHS?

Superman is one of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the fictional embodiment of “truth, justice, and the American way”. But the rise of …

Batman v. Superman — It’s Torture & We’re Cool With It

Comic Book and movie fans awaited the release of Batman v. Superman with a mix of hope, fear, anxiety and dread. The soulless metropolitan …

Comic Books

Football Diplomacy

<b>The Beautiful Hopeful Face of Iranian Soccer</b><p>Photo from US Soccer:<p><b>U-16 Girls Play Historic Match in Italy</b><i><br>Now, on April 26, 2016, in Monfalcone, Italy,</i> …

Independence Day: Resurgence, A Dose of Counterterrorism Kumbaya?

Earlier last month, the latest trailer was released for Independence Day: Resurgence, the long awaited sequel to the 1996 film by Roland Emmerich, a …

The Walking Dead at the Republican Convention

The popular television show called the Walking Dead has as its premise; a post-apocalyptic world full of dead people with blank stares wandering …

The Walking Dead

What Lin Manuel Miranda Can Teach Us About ISIS

In a season in which we seem beset on all sides by conflict and controversial duality — of Hillary and Donald — of LGBT rights and bathroom …

What “Game of Thrones” Can Teach Us About DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is more than a decade old, but the average American would be hard pressed to outline all of the agencies that …

Putin’s Palmyra concert shows he is winning the propaganda war

The city of Palmyra, recently liberated from Isis, has seen a return to civilisation and culture with a performance by a Russian orchestra. The concert, conducted by a ‘close associate’ of Vladimir Putin, was of course a propaganda exercise – but what a propaganda exercise!<p>It fills me with genuine …

Because of Climate Change, Five Pacific Islands Have Vanished

As climate change worsens around the world, its effects are increasingly being observed. One notable effect has been the disappearance of five …