| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:29 AM
A Coast Guard official says his "deepest sympathy" goes out to the family and friends of a missing 52-year-old Oceanside boater after an extensive search at sea was called off.
The boater, Loren Ruden, was reported missing Monday after beachgoers...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the Oceanside boater who disappeared Monday and whose boat was later found off La Jolla.
"After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Big-time gangster John Dillinger got away with lots of bank loot in some pretty slick rides back in the 1930s. Mobsters are notorious for driving flashy cars, after all. So what would Dillinger and his outlaw brethren drive today when fleeing the scene of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A panga-style boat loaded with $4 million in marijuana has been seized off the coast of Laguna Beach and two men taken into custody, federal authorities reported.
The boat, carrying 119 packages of marijuana, was first spotted several miles off the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As lines grow at airport customs and immigration checkpoints, the frustration among international travelers continues to swell.
A trade group for the nation’s travel industry is hoping to exploit that frustration to pressure the federal government...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:07 PM
A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations.
At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother?
I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON – Nearly a dozen Republican senators now support the "border surge" provision in the immigration plan, potentially giving the measure the robust backing authors hoped for as it heads to a crucial vote Monday even as the price tag to...