- Possible whale bones found in passenger's luggage at BWI Updated: Feb-12-16 7:45 pm
LINTHICUM, Maryland - Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland.
- The Latest: Official: Half of Calais camp to be evacuated Updated: Feb-12-16 12:26 pm
SID, Serbia - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel Updated: Feb-12-16 10:28 am
BRUSSELS - European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press.
- Congress bans import of forced labor products Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
- The Latest: Germany extends border controls for 3 months Updated: Feb-11-16 8:16 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- Hundreds of pounds of meth found in trailer carrying peppers Updated: Feb-09-16 8:50 am
NOGALES, Arizona - Customs and Border Protection reports that officers at a Nogales crossing found hundreds of packages containing nearly 400 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a tractor-trailer rig carrying bell peppers.
- $10M government drone for being flight tested in San Angelo Updated: Feb-05-16 3:10 pm
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A West Texas commercial airport is being used to test a $10 million government drone meant for border security.
- Cruz: border security needed to stop addiction 'epidemic' Updated: Feb-04-16 4:08 pm
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - Republican Ted Cruz shared the deeply personal story of his sister's overdose death as he campaigned across New Hampshire on Thursday, describing "an epidemic" of addiction that has destroyed lives in his family and across the nation.
- New Mexico senators push for expanded hours at border port Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
SANTA TERESA, New Mexico - New Mexico's two U.S. senators are urging federal officials to expand the hours of operation at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.
- The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
- Bipartisan probe faults gov't with migrant child abuse Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Migrant children in the government's care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to protect them, according to a bipartisan congressional investigation released Thursday.
- US custom agents in Chicago seize counterfeit hoverboards Updated: Jan-27-16 9:54 pm
CHICAGO - U.S. customs agents in Chicago have seized 43,000 hoverboards they have deemed counterfeit.
- El Paso leaders approve plans for Pope visit to border Updated: Jan-26-16 8:26 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Declaring it an "unparalleled high profile event," the El Paso City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a set of plans for Pope Francis' visit to neighboring Ciudad JuÃ¡rez.
- Clock ticks down on EU passport free travel dream Updated: Jan-26-16 1:48 pm
BRUSSELS - Passport-free travel and hassle-free business in Europe has never been in more danger.
- Immigration is high-priority issue for New Hampshire voters Updated: Jan-26-16 7:45 am
BROOKLINE, New Hampshire - People in New Hampshire live nearly 2,400 miles from El Paso, Texas, one of the busiest crossings on America's Southern border. And it's only home to about 10,000 people living illegally in the U.S. - a far cry from states like California, Texas or Florida.
- Lawyers challenge Texas law on harboring immigrants Updated: Jan-25-16 7:51 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Immigrant rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging part of a Texas border security bill they say could allow state authorities to target shelters and landlords for harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally.
- Officers in Texas seize $763K of marijuana in shingles load Updated: Jan-22-16 2:44 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Federal officers in West Texas have confiscated nearly a half ton of marijuana being smuggled in a load of roofing shingles from Mexico.
- Border officials in Texas, New Mexico, prep for pope visit Updated: Jan-21-16 3:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Texas and New Mexico are preparing for more visitors heading to Mexico when Pope Francis visits next month.
- Man wanted for child sex crimes arrested in Detroit Updated: Jan-21-16 6:22 am
DETROIT - A 33-year-old man wanted for child sex crimes in Michigan and Wisconsin has been arrested while trying to enter Canada.
- Agents seize phony hoverboards at Minnesota-Canada border Updated: Jan-20-16 12:24 pm
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents earlier this month seized nearly $650,000 in counterfeit merchandise coming into Minnesota from Canada, including hundreds of hoverboards.
- Merkel's migrant troubles flare but chancellor stands firm Updated: Jan-17-16 5:19 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant troubles have reignited in the new year but the German leader is sticking to her guns, insisting her country will manage the challenge and that diplomacy can bring solutions.
- Police: Woman had 50 pounds of pot in foosball table Updated: Jan-15-16 8:49 am
LEWISTON, New York - Authorities say a Canadian woman has been caught trying to smuggle more than 50 pounds of marijuana into western New York by hiding it in a foosball table.
- Documents outline details of Ducey's border strike force Updated: Jan-14-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's new border strike force will be phased in over several years and start with state troopers dedicated to catching smugglers before adding an investigations team and then a crew dedicated to operating in remote areas, according to a written plan obtained by The Associated Press.