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Sheriff: Man killed by US agent hurled large rocks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent threw large rocks at the agent, including one about the size of a basketball, investigators said Wednesday. The […]

02/19/2014

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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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New signs of rising illegal immigration into US

WASHINGTON (AP) — After dropping during the recession, the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again. The total number of immigrants living in this country […]

09/23/2013

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Temperature to soar across Arizona, West this week

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border […]

06/25/2013

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Under pressure, Border Patrol now counts getaways

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — As federal lawmakers demand border security measures, and assurances that massive spending increases have yielded results, an old enforcement technique is getting fresh attention.

04/21/2013

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What does a ‘secure’ border look like?

(AP) — Once, the mesas and canyons extending east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted across the border into San […]

02/23/2013

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Mexico finds another smuggling tunnel near US border

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials say Mexican authorities have found a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona.

12/28/2012

Smugglers' SUV gets stuck atop Calif. border fence

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck on top of the barrier, […]

10/31/2012

Wounded border agent released from hospital

NACO, Ariz. (AP) – Investigators were scouring a rugged area near the U.S.-Mexico line looking for evidence in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. Nicholas Ivie and a colleague were on patrol in […]

10/03/2012

Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Arizona

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) – A Border Patrol agent was shot to death Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, the first fatal shooting of an agent since a deadly 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits that […]

10/02/2012

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