| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:01 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Officers from several law enforcement agencies served search warrants at several undisclosed locations in Springfield on Wednesday.
Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an e-mailed statement...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Washington's fiscal deadlock has closed the country's national parks for a third day in a row, forcing travel and tourism officials to find other ways to entertain frustrated vacationers.
Visitors turned away from Yosemite National Park, for example,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Upon arriving in Chicago on Thursday after a 10-hour flight from Thailand, Faite Mack was happy to be almost home as he breezed through the border clearance process in an unheard-of five minutes at O'Hare International Airport.
While hundreds of foreign...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
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.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A panga-style boat loaded with $4 million in marijuana has been seized off the coast of Laguna Beach and two men taken into custody, federal authorities reported.
The boat, carrying 119 packages of marijuana, was first spotted several miles off the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As lines grow at airport customs and immigration checkpoints, the frustration among international travelers continues to swell.
A trade group for the nation’s travel industry is hoping to exploit that frustration to pressure the federal government...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:15 PM
An 11-year-old girl from Burbank who was allegedly abducted by her mother and taken to Mexico eight years ago has been found, police announced Friday.
In 2005, the mother – identified by police as Gabriela Barrett, 53 – took her then-3-year-...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:37 AM
U.S. Travel, the trade organization for the tourism industry, has launched a web site that includes videos about international travelers' experiences entering the country through U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoints.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations.
At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...