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April 8, 2015 12:12 PM China to blacklist tourists behaving badly abroad

BEIJING – The world's biggest source of tourists is pledging this week to pressure Chinese who behave badly abroad to improve their manners. The often brusque manners of China's fast-expanding tour groups range from minor slights, such as spitting and cutting in line, to more outrageous incidents. In Thailand in February, Chinese tourists outraged Thais 33

April 8, 2015 12:09 PM Swiss Customs Seizes Almost 5 Tons of Khat at Zurich Airport

Swiss authorities say they have seized more than 4.4 metric tons (4.9 tons) of the banned stimulant khat at Zurich airport — the biggest drugs haul recorded there. Customs officials say the khat was hidden inside 495 postal packages — declared as tea, henna or spices — sent over a two-week period and destined for North America, Europe or Asia. Airport 20

April 8, 2015 2:18 AM Colombian man found with 2 pounds of heroin in his underwear at Kennedy Airport: authorities

Ivan Videl Forero was found with these cylinders of heroin in his underwear at Kennedy Airport, authorities said. A Colombian man trying to smuggle two pounds of heroin into the U.S. in his underwear was busted at Kennedy Airport, authorities said on Tuesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported that the drug was found in two cylinders 28

April 7, 2015 9:58 PM Authorities: Man Stashed 2 Pounds of Heroin in Underwear

Customs officials at Kennedy International Airport say they discovered shrink-wrapped cylinders filled with two pounds of heroin in the underwear of a Colombian man arriving in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported Tuesday that the drug was found in the passenger's groin area when he was searched in a private room. The suspect 20

April 7, 2015 9:57 PM Colombian arrested at JFK airport after 2 pounds of heroin found in underwear, authorities say

This April 1, 2015 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows cylinders of heroin weighing approximately two pounds in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. CPB agents say they intercepted the heroin as Colombian citizen, Ivan Vidal Forero, tried to smuggle it into the country 28

April 7, 2015 7:50 PM U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to 2012 Obama deportation relief

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to President Barack Obama's 2012 executive action granting deportation relief to immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, upholding a lower court's earlier ruling. A panel of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the plaintiffs in the case - the state 22

April 7, 2015 7:30 PM Menendez and Melgen's indictment likely to shake up the political elite in the Dominican Republic

Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption allegations, part of which has to do with business interests in the Dominican Republic, may soon make waves strong enough to reach the island’s political elite. Menendez's link to Dominican friend and donor Salomon Melgen has been virtually ignored by media outlets on the island, where the now-Florida resident still holds 25

April 7, 2015 7:19 PM NLRB educating foreign workers on union rights, critics see shield for illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON – Congressional investigators say they’ve uncovered another attempt by the Obama administration to aid illegal immigrants in the U.S. – this time, by teaching foreign workers lessons on union organizing. The National Labor Relations Board has entered into agreements with Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines to teach workers from those countries 132

April 7, 2015 5:42 PM China monitors behavior of its citizens as tourists

Records of misbehavior abroad will be kept by provincial authorities. The China National Tourism Association (CNTA) said records of alleged incidents, such as misbehavior on planes, damaging public facilities, ignoring social customs at foreign destinations and engaging in prostitution or gambling will be kept by provincial authorities and could influence 31

April 7, 2015 5:38 PM 5 Things to know about robocalls and whether it's a scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities and scammers. At issue is whether phone companies can do more to protect consumers from fraudulent calls. SALES ROBOCALLS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS A SCAM. Robocalls are never allowed 24