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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
    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...
  • Menendez indictment could create committee opening for Cardin

    Menendez indictment could create committee opening for Cardin
    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...
  • Around Town: Groundbreaking Wednesday for Irvine school

    Around Town: Groundbreaking Wednesday for Irvine school
    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-...
  • Where's Our Electricity Refund? (Regulators Ordered It Last October)

    Where's Our Electricity Refund? (Regulators Ordered It Last October)
    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...
  • TSA's PreCheck enrolls 1 million travelers; here's how you can apply

    TSA's PreCheck enrolls 1 million travelers; here's how you can apply
    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...
  • Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI

    Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI
    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...
  • Police show off Homeland Security intelligence center

    Police show off Homeland Security intelligence center
    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...
  • Boat with $3 million worth of marijuana seized in Channel Islands

    Boat with $3 million worth of marijuana seized in Channel Islands
    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-...
  • Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea

    Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea
    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...
  • Trio pleads guilty to smuggling charges

    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...
  • LAPD officer accused of trying to smuggle Mexican citizen across border

    LAPD officer accused of trying to smuggle Mexican citizen across border
    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...