U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This undated photo provided by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows a person using two hands to hold a single snail from an air cargo shipment of 67 live snails that arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on July 1, 2014. Officials said that the 35 pounds of snails arrived from Nigeria along with paperwork stating they were for human consumption. Officials say the snails were intercepted and they were subsequently identified after a sample was sent to U.S. Department of Agriculture specialists in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/USDA, Greg Bartman)

Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border protection inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized 67 live giant African snails meant for human consumption. The prohibited snails arrived from Nigeria and were being sent […]

07/15/2014

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Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — Federal agents inspecting a couple’s belongings at an Arizona entry port on the U.S.-Mexico border found two live parrots hidden inside an Elmo doll. The Customs and Border Protection says […]

07/11/2014

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Amber Alert: children found safe at the U.S.-Mexico border

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Four children who were abducted — allegedly by their biological parents — from their maternal grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights were found safe today at the U.S.-Mexico border. The children were […]

03/19/2014

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First flight from Key West to Cuba takes off

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years landed Monday in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though […]

12/30/2013

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Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday […]

10/31/2013

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Dashboard cameras coming to US border agent trucks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid criticism about U.S. border agents using deadly force against immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday it will test new dashboard cameras and overhaul basic training […]

09/25/2013

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Man tried to enter US via red chile shipment

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an immigrant suspected of entering the country illegally attempted to make his journey in an unusual but hot place — a shipment of red chile. U.S. Customs and Border […]

09/07/2013

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Calif., Fla., Texas sites get customs program

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Six locations in California, Florida and Texas are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by […]

08/02/2013

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5 charged in CA immigration scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four federal law enforcement officers were charged with accepting cash, a TV, and plane tickets among bribes dating back more than a decade to help dozens of foreigners enter the country, […]

05/08/2013

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Boston bomb suspect died of gunshots, blunt trauma

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, a funeral director said Friday. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has 26-year-old […]

05/03/2013

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