| Jan 16, 2008
When Congress approved the construction of a nearly 700-mile-long fence along the U.S.-Mexico border two years ago to keep out terrorists, drug smugglers and illegal immigrants, many residents in this bustling border town were certain the idea was just...
| Aug 6, 2008
| 8:16 AM
Federal authorities said Tuesday that they had cracked the largest case of identity theft in U.S. history, charging 11 people in the theft of more than 40 million credit and debit card account numbers from computer systems at such major retailers as TJ...
| Aug 11, 2008
Identity thieves continue to break records when it comes to stealing peoples' lives and loot.
Last week federal authorities busted what is alleged to be the largest hacking and identity theft case in the United States, involving the theft and sale of...
| Aug 12, 2008
| 1:44 PM
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff this afternoon is scheduled to inspect new improvements to security systems and customs facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, which has been listed as one of the top terrorist targets in the United...
| Aug 30, 2008
NEW ORLEANS — They had to cut short the funerals for the final seven victims of the last catastrophic hurricane so that officials could rush off to begin a massive evacuation Saturday ahead of the next one.
Precisely three years to the hour after...
| Sep 12, 2008
| 8:24 AM
A sprawling and strengthening Hurricane Ike steamed through the Gulf of Mexico on Friday on a track toward the nation's fourth-largest city, where authorities told residents to brace rather than flee. Closer to the coast, small towns were mostly empty...
| Sep 13, 2008
HOUSTON — Pushing a frightening wall of water two stories high ahead of it and packing ferocious winds spanning 600 miles across, Hurricane Ike began pummeling the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday night and had Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city,...
| Sep 13, 2008
| 1:29 AM
HOUSTON—A monster Hurricane Ike smashed ashore over Galveston Island early Saturday on its way to a punishing strike on the nation's fourth-largest city, pushing a two-story-high wall of water far inland and posing a deadly threat to the estimated...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 1:54 PM
HOUSTON—Like the state it ravaged, Hurricane Ike did everything bigger Saturday on its relentless march through Houston.
With a 500-mile diameter nearly the size of Texas, the massive storm blew out hundreds of windows in the state's tallest...
| Sep 14, 2008
| 11:44 PM
HOUSTON—The nation's fourth-largest city lay paralyzed, sweltering and almost completely blacked out Sunday as frustrated residents waited in vain for promised federal disaster aid to be distributed more than 36 hours after Hurricane Ike tore...
| Apr 29, 2008
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton sat down with The Times' editorial board on Monday to discuss several LAPD-related issues. Below are his remarks on the controversy surrounding the department's Special Order 40.
Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times:...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:53 PM
U.S. officials have expressed shock that a Mexican judge had freed a man imprisoned in connection with the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in California this year, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Homeland Security Secretary Michael...