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June 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. border inspector who ignored a warning to stop a tuberculosis patient from entering the United States has retired, officials said Monday. The 18-year veteran inspector, whose name has not been disclosed, was under investigation and on administrative leave. The inspector was pilloried last week at a congressional hearing on the case of Andrew Speaker.
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November 6, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella
Alan Bersin is back at the border and on the move. On the third day of a sprint through Texas and Arizona, a law enforcement convoy zooms into Nogales. Riding in a sport utility vehicle, Bersin scans a dusty landscape that he knows well: this desert town of 20,000 with its fast-food joints and discount shops facing the pastel facades and helter-skelter skyline of Nogales, Mexico, a city of 300,000 just south of the fence. Bersin, a compact 63-year-old with the stride of a former star football player at Harvard, arrives at the Nogales station, the U.S. Border Patrol's biggest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2009 | Dan Weikel
A major Islamic group based in Orange County has questioned U. S. customs officials about the recent deportation of an Australian family that was detained at Los Angeles International Airport and prevented from attending a reunion with a seriously ill relative in La Habra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2009 | Dan Weikel
A major Islamic group based in Orange County has questioned U. S. customs officials about the recent deportation of an Australian family that was detained at Los Angeles International Airport and prevented from attending a reunion with a seriously ill relative in La Habra.
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November 6, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella
Alan Bersin is back at the border and on the move. On the third day of a sprint through Texas and Arizona, a law enforcement convoy zooms into Nogales. Riding in a sport utility vehicle, Bersin scans a dusty landscape that he knows well: this desert town of 20,000 with its fast-food joints and discount shops facing the pastel facades and helter-skelter skyline of Nogales, Mexico, a city of 300,000 just south of the fence. Bersin, a compact 63-year-old with the stride of a former star football player at Harvard, arrives at the Nogales station, the U.S. Border Patrol's biggest.
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September 16, 2009 | Richard Marosi
In Tijuana, schoolchildren get lessons on how to duck during gangland shootouts. Ciudad Juarez cops patrol with military escorts, and the morgue there is spilling over with gunshot victims. But here in Mexicali, people fear the desert sun more than drug hit men. The city of 700,000 has a homicide rate comparable to that of Wichita, Kan., and one of the biggest police deployments is Operation Beat the Heat, in which officers haul blocks of ice to shantytown residents. There hasn't been a bank robbery in Mexicali in 18 months, or a reported kidnapping in a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Kate Mather
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide. Cheryl Bransford, 62, operates out of Ya-Hoo Corrals at Payette Lake, north of Cascade, near where authorities found DiMaggio's abandoned blue Nissan Versa. A group of people on horseback told local authorities they spoke to two people believed to be DiMaggio and Anderson on Wednesday morning.
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January 11, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
In the annals of smuggling, Los Angeles International Airport has seen it all ? lizards in luggage, songbirds strapped to a passenger's legs, boxes of tarantulas and two pygmy monkeys hidden in a traveler's pants.                    Now, officials said, they have recorded another milestone in the animal kingdom ? smuggled turtles. Authorities said two Japanese men were arrested with more than 50 live rare turtles, from Chinese big-headed turtles to Indian Star tortoises, packed neatly inside snack food boxes.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2007 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
Seizures of counterfeit imports at the nation's trade gateways rose by 22% in number -- and by 141% in value -- during the first half of fiscal year 2007, federal officials said Tuesday. Authorities said the flood of bogus goods illustrates how some exporters to the U.S. are increasingly ripping off the intellectual property rights of legitimate manufacturers. "There is $5 trillion to $5.
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June 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. border inspector who ignored a warning to stop a tuberculosis patient from entering the United States has retired, officials said Monday. The 18-year veteran inspector, whose name has not been disclosed, was under investigation and on administrative leave. The inspector was pilloried last week at a congressional hearing on the case of Andrew Speaker.
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