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Total Wine and More stores facing resistance for “illegal” discounts **Updated**

The huge liquor outlets, with locations in Natick and Everett, are under scrutiny for violating a Massachusetts law which prohibits selling alcohol below cost.

Two Total Wine and More stores, which have locations in Natick and Everett, have been given license suspensions for pricing its booze lower than wholesale, WickedLocal reports.

** UPDATE **

Total Wine wins challenge on discount pricing

The Boston Globe reports

A Boston judge has ruled that Massachusetts alcohol retailers can legally sell booze at deep discounts when they order it in bulk, rebutting state regulators who said the practice can violate a state law that prohibits selling alcohol at less than cost.

Yes, the US southern border is susceptible to terrorist crossings

A recent piece in the Christian Science Monitor discussed terrorist apprehensions on the US/Mexico border:   Terror and the Mexico border: How big a threat?

The threat isn’t merely speculative.

From November 2013 to July 2014, officials apprehended 143 individuals listed on the US terror watch list trying to cross the Mexico border and enter the US illegally, according to a confidential Texas Department of Public Safety report obtained by the Houston Chronicle.

And last summer, the US military’s Southern Command warned in an intelligence report that Muslim extremists were using existing migrant smuggling rings in Latin America to gain entry to the US across the Mexico border, according to an account in the Washington Free Beacon.