| 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 6, 2015
| 4:46 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:07 PM
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...