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  • 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...
  • Stamford's SoundWaters Rescues 22 Baby Turtles Bound For Soup Pots

    Stamford's SoundWaters Rescues 22 Baby Turtles Bound For Soup Pots
    SoundWaters, the Stamford-based environmental education center, received some unexpected guests in December just before the holidays. Twenty-two of them to be exact. But staff at one of the leading environmental education organizations on Long Island...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security

    Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security
    Congress voted late Friday to approve a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, narrowly avoiding a shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days. With hours to go before...
  • Apps save money on tickets, speed up customs process

    Apps save money on tickets, speed up customs process
    Goldstar (Free for iOS and Android) What it is: It's a way to save money on tickets to live events, including theater, concerts, sports, festivals and foodie tours. Typically, the discount is at least 50 percent. How it works: The app uses your phone'...
  • Suspected smuggler, migrants apprehended near Fort Lauderdale

    Suspected smuggler, migrants apprehended near Fort Lauderdale
    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...
  • Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees

    Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees
    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...
  • Riverwoods warrant leads to arrest in New York City

    Riverwoods warrant leads to arrest in New York City
    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...
  • Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers

    Federal court blocks U.S. from detaining some asylum seekers
    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,...
  • Justice Department to seek stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    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...