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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

    Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents' authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday,...
  • Frustration grows about airports' immigration lines

    Frustration grows about airports' immigration lines
    As lines grow at airport customs and immigration checkpoints, the frustration among international travelers continues to swell. A trade group for the nation’s travel industry is hoping to exploit that frustration to pressure the federal government...
  • How to improve your chances of getting in TSA's PreCheck lines

    How to improve your chances of getting in TSA's PreCheck lines
    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...
  • 'Very difficult' decision made to halt search for Oceanside boater

    'Very difficult' decision made to halt search for Oceanside boater
    A Coast Guard official says his "deepest sympathy" goes out to the family and friends of a missing 52-year-oldĀ Oceanside boater after an extensive search at sea was called off. The boater, Loren Ruden, was reported missing Monday after beachgoers...
  • Carjacking suspect fatally shot at Mexican border

    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...
  • How Many States Require Front License Plates?

     
    In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
  • TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI

    TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI
    More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move...
  • The ultimate Triumph: Stolen motorcycle retrieved 46 years later

    The ultimate Triumph: Stolen motorcycle retrieved 46 years later
    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...
  • Too much force at the border

     Too much force at the border
    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...
  • News of the Weird: The Toilet Club

    News of the Weird: The Toilet Club
    Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
  • Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium

    Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium
    Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...