February 28, 2014 |
HEBRON, West Bank - Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever. It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians and wounding 125. Nidal, then 25 and engaged to be married, was shot twice in one arm and once in the back. The massacre at the Ibrahim mosque at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a holy site for Muslims, Jews and Christians in the West Bank city of Hebron, occurred 20 years ago this week.
February 26, 2014 |
AMADO, Ariz. - Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona. Organizers with a humanitarian aid group called People Helping People in the Border Zone have called on the Border Patrol to remove the checkpoint in Amado, a town of about 300 people. Some residents say they have to deal with unnecessary delays, harassment and sometimes abuse at the checkpoint.
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January 24, 2014 |
Border Patrol agents have seized 670 pounds of cocaine from a car that was stopped at a checkpoint near San Clemente, authorities said. The agents said they became suspicious after the driver of the car, which was stopped at a checkpoint on Interstate 5 at 1 a.m. Friday, allegedly told them he was a U.S. citizen, according to a U.S. Border Patrol news release. A records search revealed that he was a Mexican national, and agents arrested him for falsely claiming U.S. citizenship.
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December 27, 2013 |
The upcoming New Year's crackdown on drunken driving will include a new test for many people who are pulled over - an oral swab that checks for marijuana, cocaine and other drugs. The voluntary swabbing has been used just 50 times this year. But Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer is pushing to use it at more checkpoints and jails as officials try to limit the number of drivers impaired by substances other than alcohol. “Traditionally, our office has focused on drunken driving cases,” Feuer said at a news conference Friday.
November 22, 2013 |
That loose change that you dump into the plastic bins at the airport security checkpoints may not seem like much but it adds up. And now Washington is wrestling with the question of what to do with the change you leave behind. In fiscal 2012, the change collected at airports across the country added up to about $531,000, with about $32,000 of that coming in foreign currency, according to the Transportation Security Administration. At Los Angeles International Airport, the nation's third busiest airport, passenger change added up to nearly $22,000 in the last fiscal year, according to the TSA. The TSA has been putting the money into its “aviation security fund” to translate airport signs into different languages, among other overhead costs.
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August 31, 2013 |
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized marijuana valued at more than $14 million at a San Clemente checkpoint, authorities said. The stash was discovered at 12:50 p.m. Thursday after agents stopped a 43-year-old man at the Interstate 5 checkpoint, authorities said. The suspect was hauling a 53-foot-long trailer and after being questioned was directed to an inspection area. A K-9 unit alerted agents to the trailer, which was found to contain 218 boxes filled with marijuana. The marijuana weighed 18,458 pounds -- about nine tons -- with an estimated street value of $14,766,448, officials said.