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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • $1.3M in marijuana found in bell pepper shipment in Arizona

    Federal authorities at the Arizona border in Nogales say more than $1.3 million worth of marijuana has been found in a shipment of bell peppers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial facility conducted a secondary...
  • Feds to change ivory rule enforcement after bagpipes seized

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a little harmony over rules used to enforce a ban on ivory that ended up snagging a pair of teenage bagpipers at the Canadian border. In August, Campbell Webster and Eryk Bean of New Hampshire were...
  • Missing Picasso, disguised as a holiday gift, is recovered in New York

    Missing Picasso, disguised as a holiday gift, is recovered in New York
    U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, "Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 “art craft toy” promised on the box found a stolen Picasso painting worth...
  • Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted

    Border agents' use of firearms declines after new guidelines adopted
    Border Patrol agents have used firearms and other weapons less frequently in recent months on the often-violent Southwest border after implementation of guidelines aimed at curbing abuses, officials said Wednesday. R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U....
  • New Jersey Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption

    New Jersey Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption
    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he accepted nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors, and his lawyer compared the case to the government'...
  • 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...