| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Assaults against U.S. Border Patrol agents dropped again even as apprehensions of immigrants illegally crossing the border increased.
Figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, indicate that there were 373...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:38 PM
Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:05 AM
For the 114th Congress, convening Tuesday, Kentucky is the home state of the Senate majority leader; the speaker of the House is from Ohio, and the Senate and House minority leaders hail from Nevada and California, respectively. Yet, a look at key...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Drones patrolling the U.S. border are poorly managed and ineffective at stopping illegal immigration, and the government should abandon a $400-million plan to expand their use, according to an internal watchdog report released Tuesday.
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:52 PM
FBI officials on Wednesday identified a former clerk at a West Texas veterans’ clinic as the gunman who fatally shot a psychologist before turning the weapon on himself.
The suspect, Jerry Serrato, 48, was a former soldier in the Army. His...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A Weston Marine sergeant who spent seven grueling months jailed in Mexico on gun charges is "living in the moment" and grateful for everyone who pushed for his release, his family says.
A Mexican judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi's immediate release...
| Nov 3, 2014
Gil Kerlikowske, 64, was sworn in seven months ago as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Kerlikowske has spent four decades in law enforcement, starting out his career as a police officer in St. Petersburg. He was a police chief in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Investigators are trying to learn the identity of a man from Haiti who drowned while coming ashore with a group of other people in what federal authorities called a smuggling operation.
Fort Lauderdale police on Thursday released a sketch of the man...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:38 PM
An off-duty Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a 27-year-old man in southwestern Riverside County, authorities said.
John Demery, 40, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Adam Thomas about 12:45 a.m....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Floating in the Atlantic Ocean in 1982, a dehydrated and hungry Mark Marchand was found clinging to nearly 600 pounds of marijuana.
His rescue at sea came after a botched drug run, a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence.