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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end

    Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end
    Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
  • Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield

    Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Officers from several law enforcement agencies served search warrants at several undisclosed locations in Springfield on Wednesday. Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an e-mailed statement...
  • L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme

    L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme
    A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...
  • Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Oceanside

    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the Oceanside boater who disappeared Monday and whose boat was later found off La Jolla. "After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI

    Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI
    Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier,...
  • Traffickers caught trying to smuggle pot in kayaks, authorities say

    Traffickers caught trying to smuggle pot in kayaks, authorities say
    SAN DIEGO -- Suspected drug traffickers paddling across the border in four marijuana-filled kayaks were intercepted by U.S. authorities Friday near San Diego, resulting in the seizure of 297 pounds of drugs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...
  • 200,000 dolls from China are seized after tests show banned chemicals

    200,000 dolls from China are seized after tests show banned chemicals
    Federal authorities said Tuesday that they have seized more than 200,000 children's dolls arriving from China at ports in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities after the toys tested positive for banned chemical compounds. The dolls showed high levels of...
  • Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells

    Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells
    TUCSON — For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home. The sweater wasn't to wear, he says, but to fend off chilling memories of his time in a freezing...