| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:09 PM
Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:59 PM
The indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could create an opening for Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin to become the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Hours after a grand jury in Newark, N.J., handed...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:59 PM
The Irvine Unified School District will break ground at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon Park School, the district's 26th elementary school.
The school, at 200 Cultivate, is expected to open in August 2016. It is enrolling students from the master-...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Q: Back in October, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered New England utility companies, including Northeast Utilities (now Eversource), to issue refunds to ratepayers because the transmission rates were too high.
Possibly $ 30 million could go...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Still disgruntled with long wait times at airport security checkpoints? Apparently thousands of you have done something about it.
The Transportation Security Administration reports that more than 1 million travelers have enrolled in PreCheck, which...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 1:37 PM
A man was charged $500 for less than a gram of pot at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday — after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics dog sniffed it out in his luggage.
The charge was actually a penalty assessed by CBP under the...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:15 PM
At a secret location in Miami-Dade County, analysts and investigators tasked with preventing terrorist attacks study tips about possible plots that could be carried out between Key West and Palm Beach.
They are part of the Southeast Florida Fusion...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:16 PM
A panga boat stocked with nearly three tons of marijuana worth about $3 million was spotted in the Channel Islands, and three men on board -- all citizens of Mexico -- were arrested, authorities said Monday.
Alfonso Ramirez-Lopez, 40; Marco Montes-...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Smuggling attempts by air, land and sea were thwarted in the past two days, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday.
On Sunday, agents on patrol in the desert of Imperial County found 10 large bundles of marijuana in a metal basket believed to have been...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Three Glendale women pleaded guilty last week to smuggling Armenian nationals into the United States through Mexico, according to federal court records.
The women — identified as Varduhi Avagyan, 42, Meri Avetisyan, 40, and Maria Yanakopulus, 57...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:50 PM
A 10-year LAPD officer and a second person were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with trying to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States in the trunk of a car at the Otay Mesa border crossing.
Officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and...