| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:58 PM
TUCSON — For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home.
The sweater wasn't to wear, he says, but to fend off chilling memories of his time in a freezing...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
At more than 100 airports across the country, you get a chance to go through a special screening line without having to remove your shoes, belt or coat, and you can keep your computer in its carry-on bag.
But being selected to use the Transportation...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:31 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Suspected drug traffickers paddling across the border in four marijuana-filled kayaks were intercepted by U.S. authorities Friday near San Diego, resulting in the seizure of 297 pounds of drugs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Federal authorities said Tuesday that they have seized more than 200,000 children's dolls arriving from China at ports in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities after the toys tested positive for banned chemical compounds.
The dolls showed high levels of...
| Nov 12, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation. With more than 43,000 Border Patrol agents and customs officers, its...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:55 PM
More than 46 years after his $300 Triumph motorcycle was stolen from his backyard, a Nebraska man, now 72, has been reunited with his bike, U.S. customs officials announced Monday.
The man’s blue and black Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle was en route...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:34 PM
SAN DIEGO - A carjacking suspect from Riverside County was shot and killed Saturday by U.S. law enforcement officers near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.
The suspect, driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala, had led California Highway Patrol...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed a stopgap bill Thursday to restore federal funding to border security that has been cut during the government shutdown. It is the latest in a series of votes by House Republicans since the shutdown began to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
After a high-speed chase about 90 miles southwest of San Diego, a Coast Guard boat overtook a panga and arrested two men on suspicion of attempting to smuggle marijuana into the U.S.
As the 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard station in San Diego...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers.
Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...