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Stories with subject: Border security
  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

  • Government watchdog complains of DHS hiring issues 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Office of Special Counsel says three Customs and Border Protection human resources employees tried to manipulate the hiring process to give three politically connected applicants an advantage.

  • CBP seizes more than $300k of methamphetamine 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:30 pm
  • PHOENIX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers seized multiple pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend worth more than $300,000 at ports of entry in Nogales.

  • 2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:50 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday.

  • Border Patrol sends more agents to South Texas 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:33 pm
  • McALLEN, Texas - More than 100 Border Patrol agents from California and Arizona have been shifted to the southernmost tip of Texas, the country's busiest sector for illegal immigration, the agency announced Wednesday.

  • AP Interview: Yanukovych admits mistakes on Crimea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to negotiate with Vladimir Putin to get the coveted Black Sea peninsula back.

  • US, Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:20 am
  • PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:58 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government is allowing extremists to intimidate civilians with impunity.

  • Senate committee approves virtual border fence 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:17 pm
  • PHOENIX - A bill that would allow Arizona to create a "virtual fence" along the Arizona-Mexico border received bipartisan support Tuesday when a Senate committee approved it.

  • Ex-border inspector sentenced for corruption 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:10 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A longtime U.S. border inspector was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in prison for corruption after a jury convicted him of working with smugglers who brought drugs and people into country for nearly a decade.

  • Patrick, Dewhurst spar over border security 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:12 pm
  • KERRVILLE, Texas - Now considered an underdog to keep his job, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst went on a verbal attack Friday, accusing his Republican runoff rival state Sen. Dan Patrick of lying about how much money Texas has spent securing its border with Mexico and failing to keep his promise to eradicate a much-maligned online school curriculum system.