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Smuggled dinosaur skeleton returned to Mongolia

NEW YORK (AP) — It may be the first time a dead dinosaur is flying for free. U.S. authorities in New York are returning a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to the Mongolian government this week. The […]

05/06/2013

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Gov’t acknowledges thousands released from jails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration contradicted itself Thursday, acknowledging to Congress that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget constraints during three weeks in February.

03/14/2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government’s enforcement efforts.

01/07/2013

Jason Chaffetz

Lawmaker probes arrest of sex offender Hill intern

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Republican congressman asked the Obama administration Friday why it delayed for weeks the arrest of a registered sex offender who was living illegally in the U.S. and working for a Democratic senator.

12/14/2012

Immigration detention center to close in LA area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal authorities say they will cease using a 1,400-bed detention center in Los Angeles County to house immigration detainees after failing to reach an agreement with the sheriff on standards. Immigration […]

10/19/2012

Man arrested after smoke grenade found in luggage

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. official says a man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and weapons were discovered in his luggage is not believed […]

10/09/2012

LA police chief proposes limited immigration holds

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles police chief said Thursday he wants to stop honoring federal immigration detention requests in cases involving low-level crimes. To regain public trust, Chief Charlie Beck proposed no longer […]

10/04/2012

Immigration bill divides California sheriffs

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – California sheriffs are divided over a bill aimed at protecting certain illegal immigrants from deportation, with some saying that if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the measure they’ll be forced to […]

08/31/2012

L.A. drug bust

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal agents arrested 17 drug suspects in and around Los Angeles today, breaking up a network that imported Mexican cocaine, heroin and “high purity” crystal methamphetamine. Forty-three people have been charged […]

08/29/2012

Feds ask for public help in child porn case

(AP) – Federal authorities are asking for public help in identifying two adults and two young children seen in child sex videos discovered by computer forensics agents in Los Angeles. A “Jane Doe” arrest warrant […]

08/09/2012

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