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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • 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,...
  • Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port

    Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port
    Law enforcement officers seized a shipment of 156,000 children's toys from China that contained higher levels of lead and a chemical used in plastics than is safe, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department. The toy dolls that had...
  • Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

    Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico
    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. One motorist...
  • Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'

     Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'
    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...
  • Father, son face charges in sales of counterfeit electronics in Fountain Valley

    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...
  • FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist

    FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist
    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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cutting foreign travel hassles in 2015

    Seniors on the Go: Cutting foreign travel hassles in 2015
    International travelers this year can expect to see some reductions in the usual red tape and general hassles. Some important gains are already in place, and others are coming. Preclearance. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced last year that...
  • Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

    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. The 8-year-old...
  • Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat

    Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat
    The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010. Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Official: Border agents rarely disciplined in shooting cases

    The Border Patrol has apparently not disciplined any agents in deadly force investigations in a decade, an agency official said, in spite of a series of shootings at the Southwest border that have generated criticism from police experts and fierce...