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World 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Illegal flow of Cubans to U.S. on the rise

HAVANA (Reuters) - The number of Cubans leaving their communist-run country by sea is steadily increasing and has reached the highest level since a mass exodus in 1994, according to U.S. figures released on Monday.

World 11 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. not ready for bird flu, other disasters - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An incident in which a tuberculosis-infected man walked past U.S. border controls in May shows how poorly the country is defended against importing infectious diseases, according to a report released on Monday.

World 07 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. officials concede mistakes in TB traveler case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities conceded on Wednesday they made mistakes that worsened an international health alarm over an Atlanta lawyer who flew to and from Europe with a dangerous form of tuberculosis.

World 02 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Authorities reach people who flew with TB patient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have contacted more than 100 people who flew on airliners with a U.S. man with a hard-to-treat type of tuberculosis but his doctors said on Friday that new exams showed it was extremely unlikely he spread the disease.

World 02 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. TB patient 'very sorry' for endangering others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyer who flew to and from Europe with a perilous type of tuberculosis to continue with his wedding and honeymoon apologized in comments aired on Friday to passengers he put at risk of infection.

World 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. family says racially profiled at NY airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union and a leading Islamic group on Wednesday accused security officials at New York's JFK airport of racially profiling Muslims.

World 17 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Seattle port terminal evacuated, no bomb found

SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. Customs officials evacuated one of North America's largest ship container terminals in Seattle and called in the bomb squad on Wednesday after two cargo containers from Pakistan alarmed bomb-sniffing dogs.

World 21 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. harasses in name of terror screening, suit says

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dr. Elie Khoury is a Palestinian-born physician who has been a U.S. citizen for more than 30 years, but every time he and his wife return to the United States from abroad they are separated, searched, and questioned for hours -- and no one will explain why.

World 12 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pentagon considers sending troops to border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the U.S. border with Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year, a defense official said on Friday.

World 25 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pinochet's daughter questioned in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was being questioned at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said.