Secretary to travel to Southern border to oversee emergency response: Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will travel to the U.S.–Mexico border this week where DHS agents and officers are coping with record migration flows. The Secretary will meet with frontline operators to assess the crisis, the Department’s response, and efforts to surge federal government resources to the area to restore order. READ MORE.

NATIONAL SECURITY

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is the result of nuclear warhead explosions, which can overcharge and destroy unprotected electronics.  There is some concern that an adversarial foreign nation could attack the U.S. power grid and all the electronics connected to it, including the electronics in cars and aircraft, making them inoperable.  Thus, EMP could cause a plethora of cascading effects across virtually every critical infrastructure, including agriculture and food. 

North Korean EMP attack could wreak havoc: A new congressional report contends that a North Korean electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the U.S. would ultimately wipe out 90% of the population. READ MORE

JUST INTERESTING

Six things you didn’t know about Peeps and Cadbury eggs: How well do you know these classic Easter indulgences? Most of us are familiar with the gooey mouthfeel of a pastel-pigmented Peep or a fondant-filled egg, but there’s so much more to these adorable treats than sugar and empty calories. READ MORE

TGI Friday’s sued over ‘fraudulent’ potato skins: A snacking stickler is suing TGI Fridays, claiming the restaurant chain’s potato skin snacks — bags of which are sold in stores and vending machines across the country — aren’t actually potato skins at all. Just a mishmash of “potato flakes” or “potato starch.” READ MORE

RESTAURANT SECURITY

McDonald’s customers arrested after chaotic fight: Four people were arrested for their involvement in a fight that broke out at an Atlantic City McDonald’s around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Footage of the chaotic scene went viral on social media, which helped police identify the suspects. READ MORE