Friday Emerging Threats

From my Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read stories I filed under the UPI byline.

SINGAPORE, June 5 (UPI) — Security authorities from the United States and Singapore recently conducted training designed to strengthen emergency response to a nuclear incident.

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) — Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.

HERMISTON, Ore., June 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced it has begun the transfer of mustard blister agent to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., June 5 (UPI) — U.S. Air Force officials announced the appointment of a commander for the department’s new cyber operations.

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5 (UPI) — The top U.N. human rights official said in Switzerland Thursday more needs to be done to help protect civilians caught in armed conflicts around the world.

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