| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
At more than 100 airports across the country, you get a chance to go through a special screening line without having to remove your shoes, belt or coat, and you can keep your computer in its carry-on bag.
But being selected to use the Transportation...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:58 PM
TUCSON — For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home.
The sweater wasn't to wear, he says, but to fend off chilling memories of his time in a freezing...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:55 PM
More than 46 years after his $300 Triumph motorcycle was stolen from his backyard, a Nebraska man, now 72, has been reunited with his bike, U.S. customs officials announced Monday.
The man’s blue and black Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle was en route...
| Nov 12, 2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation. With more than 43,000 Border Patrol agents and customs officers, its...
| 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 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will already have the enthusiastic endorsement of frequent travelers — and an equally enthusiastic denouncement from...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:34 PM
SAN DIEGO - A carjacking suspect from Riverside County was shot and killed Saturday by U.S. law enforcement officers near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.
The suspect, driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala, had led California Highway Patrol...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:09 PM
It's a hassle that flyers have grown accustomed to. Added security measures at airports, trying to keep passengers safe.
Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport has joined nearly 100 others across the US in helping ease some of the screening woes, adding a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:07 PM
A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...