| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:32 AM
In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The eggs of a destructive foreign moth species that "poses a significant threat to our nation's forests and urban landscapes" were found aboard a carrier ship docked in Baltimore in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:12 PM
TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
| 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 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...