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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • '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...
  • Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port

    Eggs of destructive Asian moth species found on ship in Baltimore port
    The eggs of a destructive foreign moth species that "poses a significant threat to our nation's forests and urban landscapes" were found aboard a carrier ship docked in Baltimore in mid-September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday....
  • Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks

    Shutdown is tripping up vacationers headed to national parks
    Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers. Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...
  • Coast Guard chases down pot-smuggling boat off San Diego coast

    Coast Guard chases down pot-smuggling boat off San Diego coast
    After a high-speed chase about 90 miles southwest of San Diego, a Coast Guard boat overtook a panga and arrested two men on suspicion of attempting to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. As the 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard station in San Diego...
  • House passes bill to fund border security during the shutdown

    House passes bill to fund border security during the shutdown
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed a stopgap bill Thursday to restore federal funding to border security that has been cut during the government shutdown. It is the latest in a series of votes by House Republicans since the shutdown began to...
  • 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...
  • Global Entry program for fliers: You don't have to be a VIP

    Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother? I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...