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Trained for mass casualties, emergency personnel encounter few problems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for extra hazardous materials and mass casualty training for Boston’s EMTs and paramedics in preparation for the convention.

Former Defense secretary calls for more Homeland Security funding

William Cohen said Thursday that more attention must be paid to securing the nation’s borders.

Surveillance cameras key to convention security efforts

The cameras help law enforcement agencies keep an eye on things inside and outside the convention hall, but raise privacy concerns.

Kerry calls for Sept. 11 commission to continue work

Democratic standard-bearer says the panel should each reports every six months on the status of implementing its recommendations.

Former Iraq inspector calls for new weapons control policy

Federal intelligence agencies not prepared to develop much-needed new technology, he says.

In Boston, security goes to the dogs

Dozens of federal, state, and local canines help sniff out potential danger during convention week.

Panel urges passenger-screening plan similar to CAPPS II

Lawmakers, civil-liberties groups and the travel industry have criticized the CAPPS II plan over privacy concerns and potential inconvenience to travelers.

Convention security effort wins positive reviews

Delegates impressed with speed, thoroughness of Secret Service/TSA screening efforts at checkpoints outside Boston's FleetCenter.