Among the unusual procedures: Darren Wilson placed his gun in an evidence bag himself and the medical examiner didn’t take photos of the scene.
Gov. Jay Nixon is pouring in more than 2,200 National Guard troops amid criticism that he had not done enough to quell rioting in Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
The department is struggling with cyber attacks, airport security and integrating its 22 compenents, its inspector general said.
The Department of Homeland Security has achieved a much sought-after clean audit of its financial statements by an independent auditor.
It is unclear which airports and countries might go along, but Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he is targeting key airports in Europe and Asia.
The GOP victories represented a widespread unease about the nation’s direction and the electorate’s disenchantment with President Obama.
Republicans moved closer to their goal of winning control of the Senate with victories over Democrats in South Carolina, West Virginia and Arkansas.
The chance of a GOP takeover in the Senate has led to squabbles on minor details, like geography lessons, potentially frivolous legal threats and whether Bob Dole was called a clown.
The agency has had its share of problems, and a series of government audits raises questions about whether it’s prepared for new threats.
The DHS secretary announced the move, citing the recent shooting in Canada and terrorist threats.