| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Thirty-seven migrants and a suspected smuggler were apprehended after marine agents intercepted a suspicious vessel near Fort Lauderdale, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday.
An air crew detected the vessel running without...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 9:44 AM
A purse-snatching at a restaurant in Riverwoods led to a state and federal investigation, and an arrest on Feb. 19 in New York City.
According to a Riverwoods police report, a woman told officers on Feb. 10 that, while she was eating at the Panera Bread...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:51 PM
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction halting the Obama administration's policy of locking up immigrant mothers and children applying for asylum in order to deter others from illegally crossing the border.
In a 40-page opinion issued Friday,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:51 PM
The government will seek a stay of a judge's decision that has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Friday.
The Justice Department paperwork will be filed with a...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Federal environmental and customs officials said Thursday they will step up inspections at the nation's busiest port complex after discovering hundreds of imported vehicles, engines and other equipment that failed to comply with U.S. emissions standards....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:28 PM
Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:39 AM
As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
| Jan 18, 2015
The honey from local beekeepers Jason and Eunjin Newkirk's hives doesn't look, taste or feel like the golden liquid that comes in a mass-produced plastic bottle at the grocery store.
The U.S. government uses no standard definition for honey, leaving...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:57 PM
A Westminster man and his son are scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of selling counterfeit electronic devices valued at about $3 million from a business in Fountain Valley.
Rateb Said Najjar, 60, and Eyad Rateb Najjar, 36, are charged with...
| 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...