Posted: May 31, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: May 31, 2014 2:32 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency has released a critical report that it commissioned amid complaints that agents used excessive force, a step that the new commissioner says is part of a commitment to transparency. The report by the Police Executive Research Forum was released Friday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The U.S. Department of Energy says it could take two years or more to meet a state order to seal off potentially dangerous containers at its troubled underground nuclear waste dump. In a filing with the New Mexico Energy Department on Friday, officials detailed the work and gave broad ranges that indicate it could take a minimum of about 100 work weeks and possibly twice that long to secure the rooms at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) Two outfitters along the Guadalupe River are complaining to county commissioners about what they say is too great a police presence along the popular route for tubers. Comal County campground operators Paul Rich and Johnnie Bezdek tell the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung the number of Department of Public Safety troopers over the Memorial Day weekend scared off customers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Supreme Court has denied Lance Armstrong's request to block a Dallas company's attempts to recover about $12 million in performance bonuses it paid the cyclist during his career. SCA Promotions wants its money back now that Armstrong has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times. The court ruled in SCA's favor Friday.